Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 1974 R CC

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Fritz has got the post-college blues he's married to a mouthy wife who beats him constantly, and he's out of work and on unemployment! To escape his sad, nagging reality, Fritz launches himself into a psychedelic haze with a mind-blowing catnip that takes him to his eight other lives. There, he lives out fantasies as an out-of-this world astronaut, an aide to President Kissinger and worse...an orderly to Hitler! But as his star-crossed hallucinations put him on a collision course with reality, Fritz becomes a casualty just waiting to happen.

Starring:
Skip Hinnant, Reva Rose
Runtime:
1 hour 17 minutes

Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

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Genres Comedy
Director Robert Taylor
Starring Skip Hinnant, Reva Rose
Supporting actors Bob Holt, Robert Ridgely, Fred Smoot, Dick Whittington, Luke Walker, Peter Leeds, Louisa Moritz, Larry Moss, Joan Gerber, Jim Johnson, Jay Lawrence, Stanley Adams, Pat Harrington Jr., Carole Androsky, Lynn Roman, Ralph James, Eric Monte, Glynn Turman
Studio MGM
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Not terribly entertaining.
WV Golfer
If you like it watch it with kids, they will be amazed at you.
Rick
I don't know how I could have watched it.
Jose Buster

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 5, 2002
Format: DVD
On first veiwing, after having seen the first Fritz the Cat movie, you might feel like this maligned flick was put together while everyone was stoned, however, like fine art, it leaves something with you that brings you back to it again. and it seems to this reviewer that each time you come back to it, you discover another aspect of it,although not clearly definable, draws you back again....in fact, I'm going to watch it AGAIN right now....see ya!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Curtis on May 6, 2007
Format: DVD
Anyone that lived in the early 70's, can get nastalgic and remember the "good ol' days".......I recommend this for anyone that saw it then...and would like to remember some of the old times.....toke & enjoy!
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 9, 2001
Format: DVD
This cartoon plays on many topics that were ahead of it's time! Raw, uninhibited humor at it's best! R. Crumb knows how to take one story line, and play off of it time and time again. There are subtlties that make the movie understandable and enthusiastic. Once you realize, Fritz is day-dreaming on 9 lives, these lives are how he would've rather have lived and ultimately died than have been forced to marry his wife! The faucet dripping in his eyes time and time again, is him remembering how he slipped up and got his wife pregnant. Once you realize these connections...this movie is more enjoyable each time you watch it!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 4, 2003
Format: DVD
Of course, it's not as good as the first film, but Nine Lives is still funny and entertaining. The animation is a bit better than the first, and again Fritz is a really likeable character. Thank god for DVD and being able to see this again in it's full widescreen remastered glory. Get it now!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Miller VINE VOICE on March 24, 2009
Format: DVD
After the success of the first film in 1972, 1974 saw the release of The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat. Unlike the first film, written and directed by Ralph Bakshi, this was written by Fred Halliday, Eric Monte, and Robert Taylor, as well as being directed by the latter.

The film is told in a series of short vignettes, each detailing a misadventure in the life of Fritz the Cat.

Skip Hinnant returns to voice the feline, now unhappily married and living on welfare in the 1970s. The movie opens with Fritz being berated by his wife. So, being a responsible husband, Fritz lights a joint and drifts away into a series of irreverent misadventures, beginning with him seducing a young "girl." Later, he meets God in the form of a homeless wino. Then, he becomes a member of the Nazi party, where he meets Adolph Hitler (represented by a dog). Finally, Fritz finds himself in the middle of a political assassination plot, before meeting an Indian guru in the city sewer, and lastly, meeting Satan (allowing the filmmakers the opportunity to add homosexual stereotypes to their repertoire).

Also in the film is one very long, drawn out, dull 1940s sequence that runs about six minutes and could've been cut out of the film without affecting anything.

Still, the sequel goes more for entertainment than the first film did and some moments in this film are much funnier than anything in the first movie.

The sequel avoids much of the social commentary provided by the first movie. Many of the racial/cultural issues are similarly avoided. It still has its fair share of racial stereotypes, but takes a completely different direction overall.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rick on June 19, 2014
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What can I say, well nothing really. I watched this maybe 40 years ago. Dumb, crass, just plain stupid. Nothing more to say. If you like it watch it with kids, they will be amazed at you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DaMonk on January 1, 2014
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Reflects the time it was made. One of the first American made animated movies not created by Disney Comedicaly addresses some adult midlife themes from a pothead's perspective
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vrafephire3 on January 5, 2014
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thought that this feature of nine lives of fritz the cat would get better as i watched, turned out to just suck even more -im thinking outdated and a waste of time.....
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