The Cat From Outer Space

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  • G
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.0  (5,921)
  • 58

The Cat From Outer Space is a delightful family-friendly science fiction comedy that was released in 1978. The movie follows the adventures of a highly intelligent feline named Jake, who comes from another planet and finds himself stranded on Earth. Despite facing several obstacles, Jake navigates his way through various dangerous situations, making new friends along the way.

The movie is set in the United States in the late 1970s, during a time when UFO sightings were rampant. The story begins with a spaceship crash-landing near an Air Force base in California. After investigating the wreckage, the military discovers that the pilot of the spacecraft is not human, but rather a cat from another planet. Jake, the cat, possesses incredible abilities - he can talk, use telekinesis, and has the power to levitate objects using a collar around his neck.

Jake is abducted by the military and taken to a secret laboratory for scientific study. The scientists are amazed by the technology behind Jake's collar and try to unlock its secrets. However, they soon realize that the collar is much more advanced than they initially thought, and nobody is quite sure how to harness its power.

Meanwhile, a scientist named Frank Wilson (played by Ken Berry), who is not connected to the military, makes a chance encounter with Jake, whom he dubs "Jake from outer space." Wilson is fascinated by the cat's ability to talk and the powers he possesses, and soon becomes determined to help Jake free himself from captivity.

Wilson's mission is further complicated by a crooked businessman named Link (Dean Jones), who has learned of Jake's existence and is keen to get his hands on the collar, which he believes will be the key to his success in the stock market. Link hires a trio of goons to help him capture Jake, but the cat proves to be smarter and faster than they anticipated, giving Wilson and his team a chance to save him.

Ultimately, it is up to Wilson, his girlfriend (played by Sandy Duncan), and a motley gang of characters to help Jake escape the lab and return to his home planet. The movie ends with a hilarious chase through the streets of Los Angeles as the team tries to get Jake back to his spaceship before the military can catch him.

The Cat From Outer Space is a fun, quirky, and often silly movie that is perfect for audiences of all ages. The performances by the cast are excellent, particularly by Ken Berry as the earnest but slightly bumbling scientist. Sandy Duncan lends a charming presence as Wilson's girlfriend, and Harry Morgan provides some laughs as a general in charge of the military operation.

The special effects in the movie are also notable, particularly the levitation scenes featuring Jake's collar. While some of the effects look dated by today's standards, they still hold up overall and add to the charm of the movie.

One of the most appealing things about The Cat From Outer Space is its unabashed sense of fun. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's clear that everyone involved had a great time making it. It's a refreshing break from the more serious science fiction movies of the time and provides a reminder to not take life too seriously.

Overall, The Cat From Outer Space is a delightful, family-friendly romp that is worth watching, whether you're a fan of science fiction or just looking for a fun way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Its timeless charm, silly humor and affectionate portrayal of a talented and intelligent feline will make it a favorite with viewers of all ages.

The Cat From Outer Space is a 1978 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 58.

The Cat From Outer Space
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    1 hr 44 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (5,921)
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