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That Darn Cat (1997)

Christina Ricci , Doug E. Doug , Bob Spiers  |  PG |  DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones, George Dzundza, Peter Boyle
  • Directors: Bob Spiers
  • Writers: Gordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon, Bill Walsh, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown), Spanish (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000089798
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,784 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "That Darn Cat" on IMDb

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Get ready for a purrr-fectly hilarious comedy adventure starring Christina Ricci (THE ADDAMS FAMILY) and Doug E. Doug (OPERATION DUMBO DROP). When her faithful tomcat D.C. (aka "Darn Cat") brings home an important clue to a mysterious kidnapping, 16-year-old Patti Randall finds her ho-hum hometown suddenly turned into a hotbed of criminal excitement! And when she teams up with rookie FBI Agent Kelso to try to solve the baffling crime ... these would-be detectives follow THAT DARN CAT into some unexpected surprises! Outrageous double identities and sidesplitting misadventures abound in this hit remake of the comedy classic that's motion picture fun for everyone!

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Darn Remakes! May 15, 2002
By B.P.
Format:VHS Tape
I have always loved the older version staring Hayley Mills and was curious to see how the remake measured up. Need less to say, I was not impressed. More often than not, I find sequels and remakes to be worse than the originals. This is just another example and the only outstanding part I found really funny was Zeke trying to think and act like a cat.
It's likabe for kids because it's an "up-to-date" version. But in my opinion the older movie is much more entertaining, especially for adults. Besides it follows the book a lot closer than the newer production. I recommend seeing the old classic verses this one.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful! August 15, 2003
This is one remake that shouldn't have been made! The only thing it has in common with the original is that a cat came home wearing a wristwatch on his neck, everything else is a totally new story that doesn't make any sense. It appears that the current producers disliked the original plot so they added a bunch of silly subplots just to fill space. The lady butcher in love with a security guard leaving packages of meat on his doorstep, the "bloody twig" clue which turned out to be a maraschino cherry stem, the person who hasn't left their apartment for years, etc. were all distracting elements that nobody would have missed had they been left out.
My sons hadn't seen the original yet, and they thought this movie was stupid. They did enjoy the original when I rented it the following week.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars flaw entertainment February 9, 2003
There are only a few movies where the remake is as good as or better than the original. This one is the worst I ever have seen. I have bought this on DVD in a PAL country expecting a reissue of a former released NTSC Laserdisc containing the original movie of 1965. What I have got was a production (1997) with shallow entertainment not even amusing or funny, created loveless.
Although the original movie exists in a restored version I don't understand why it is not yet released on DVD in place of that nonsense of 1997. Therefore I share the same opinion with the reviewer who said: "buy That Darn Cat (VHS) in place of That Darn Cat (DVD)"!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as good as the original! August 13, 2003
While the remake version of "That Darn Cat" was pretty good, it pales in comparison to the classic original with the Siamese Cat. Instead of spending my money on this version, I will anxiously await the day when the original 1965 version of "That Darn Cat" comes to DVD !
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lamentable remake of Disney classic. January 6, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
A sad,sorry remake of the 1965 classic which contains none of its warmth and charm. Watching remakes such as this only highlights the superiority of the original and seems to elevate it even further in quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoy :D December 7, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
omg i love this movie! .. i love cats .. and this movie is hilarious .. i have watched it so many times now .. i also have the original that darn cat with haley mills .. and both are enjoyable ..
i just love this movie! .. one of my all-time favorites! :D
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is A Great Movie............... July 29, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I Really Have Enjoyed Watching This Movie.It Is A Very Good Remake Of The Older That Darn Cat Movie.I Would Highly Recommend This Movie.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A VIEWER FROM PLAINFIELD,CT May 5, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
If you really like this movie, go with the original from 1965. Hayley Mills and Dean Jones are a better and enjoyable combo to watch instead of Christina Ricci and Doug E.Doug. If it wasn't for that cute gray tabby cat, I would have totally passed on this one. The acting and writing were lame.....At least the film ends within an hour and a half, so you won't make it a habit to look at your watch or wall clock while watching!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great condition.
Published 1 month ago by cdsr
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movies I haven't seen for a long time was great to see them and have a wonderful laugh
Published 2 months ago by grandma sandy
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a Disney Movie
It's a Disney movie aimed at kids, so they'll definetly enjoy it...I did when it first came out. Now, I watch it just for the heck of it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Philip Scholz
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Cute
Funny family movie with a plot.
Enjoyed the light heart story without it being too sugary.
Some really cute mother daughter situations.
Published 13 months ago by Ms. Movie Monkey
4.0 out of 5 stars Christina Ricci strikes again
Another fantastic Christina Ricci movie!!! A guarantee of success if ever there was one... An early movie but it's Christina Ricci!!!
Published 13 months ago by Mr. GB Couttie
4.0 out of 5 stars Even the remake is classic!
Although nothing could ever top the original, this up to date version is just as fun to share with family!!!
Published 14 months ago by R. Jonas
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie
This is such a great movie, good for all ages. I hope they put it on blu-ray. I have loved this movie since it first came out.
Published 15 months ago by Kathleen
4.0 out of 5 stars This is classic Disney fun
No startling revelations or messages here, just good clean family fun. I loved Dyan Cannon essentially poking fun at herself. Good family movie. The cat was extremely cool too!
Published 17 months ago by Michael Hartley
1.0 out of 5 stars Never saw the original
The color was spectacular, I don't think the acting was not bad. I just think the movie itself was bad. I have the double set with the original, so I will give that one a try.
Published 18 months ago by Karina Abernathy
4.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is
Is it a cinematic masterpiece? Not by any stretch of the imagination. However, its a kid's movie; for a kid's movie, its decent. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jessica Ramsey
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