"Cat's Eye" - the movie . The screen version of the works of Stephen King .
|Genre||horrors , thriller , romance|
|Producer||Dino De Laurentis |
|In the main|
|Drew barrymore |
|Budget||$ 7 million|
The film combines three novels , which are quite different among themselves by genre. Two of them: “Quit Smoking Corporation” and “Cornice”, written by Stephen King for the collection “Night Shift” . The third unifying novella "The General" was written specifically for the film.
The main character and link of the film is a homeless cat , acting as a witness to the events and taking part in them directly.
- Drew Barrymore - Alicia / Amanda
- James Woods - Dick Morrison
- Alan King - Dr. Winnie Donati
- Candy Clark - Cindy
- Robert Haze - Johnny Norris
- Kenneth McMillan - Kressner, Mafiosi
- Patricia Calemberg - Marsha
- Charles Dutton - House, Criminal
A stray tabby mackerel cat wandered the street. When he passed by the apartment building, he was noticed by a mad dog. Running away from her, the cat jumps into the truck and drives away.
"Quit Smoking" Corporation:
The cat falls into New York. Walking around the city, he notices the girl’s mannequin, displayed in a shop window, from which the etheric body “separates” and asks the cat for help: “..he follows me, find him ..” At this moment, the man picks it up and takes it with him .
Dick Morrison, trying to quit smoking, comes to a corporation specializing in this matter. Dr. Winnie Donati warned Dick that if he lit a cigarette, his wife would dance in a booth with an electric-discharge floor, clearly showing it on the cat (the doctor’s assistant found him). At first it seemed to Dick an evil joke. But the words of the doctor did not go out of his head, and he began to realize that he was really being watched by the doctor’s assistants. Dick, confident that there was no one on the bridge he was driving on, smoked a cigarette. Assistants notice him in this case. Dick comes to the doctor, and he makes him look at his wife in the cabin. During the confusion, the cat escapes from the cage. After all, the doctor threatened Dick that if he told about illegal weight loss medications given to former smokers, he would cut off the finger to his wife. Some time later, a friend invited Dick to dinner. When Dick raised a glass in honor of the fact that he quit smoking, he saw that his friend's wife was missing a little finger.
The cat gets on the ship leaving New York.
Mafiosi Kressner makes a bet that a homeless cat on the opposite side of a busy street will cross the road and will not please a car. The cat crosses the road unscathed, for which Kressner (winning money) takes him home. Upon learning of his wife’s young lover, tennis player Johnny Norris, Kressner concludes a cruel bet with him - the lover must pass along the ledge around a huge skyscraper, otherwise he will accuse him of illegal drug possession in the car. In the case of a bet, Kressner promises Norris money, his drug-free car and his wife. Realizing that Kressner is lying, Norris reluctantly wants to go down the ledge, but the criminals leave him no other choice. In all this turmoil, the cat escapes.
Having arrived on a truck to one place known to him, the cat jumps out of the truck body and enters a house standing in a forest where an ordinary family lives. Little Amanda is the same "girl of the mannequin" who asked for help. She immediately decided to leave the cat, giving him the name General.
Amanda fantasizes that a monster lives in the wall of the house, which steals children's breath at night. Only this time the fantasy becomes reality. A small, angry troll appears in the house that really exists and really wants to harm Amanda. But the General deals with him, and he is left to live at home.
Drew Barrymore in this film plays not only the mentally handicapped little daughter of Dick Morrison, the character of the first part of “Quit Smoking Corporation” - Alicia, but also the girl Amanda from the third part (“The General”).
In the film there are several references to other works and screen versions of Stephen King: for example, at the beginning of the film, a St. Bernard is chasing a cat with a bloodied face that looks like Cujo ; the red Plymouth Fury , which the cat and dog ran past, with a sticker on the rear bumper “Beware of me. I am pure evil. I am Christina (eng. “Watch out for me. I am Pure Evil. I am Christine”) - a reference to the film “ Christina ”, as well as a sticker “Rock'n'Roll will never die” (the title of the same story); At home, Dick Morrison watches the movie “The Dead Zone ” on TV, Hugh’s wife reads “ The Pet Cemetery ” before going to sleep, and Amanda watches the cartoon “ Tom and Jerry ” on TV at home.
The movie sounded the songs of The Police “Every Breath You Take” and Ray Stevens “Cat's Eye”.
- Cat's Eye (English) on the Internet Movie Database