“ Cat Chaser ” ( born Cat Chaser ) - a 1989 film directed by Abel Ferrar with starring Peter Weller and Kelly McGillis . The screen version of the work of the same name by Elmore Leonard .
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Former American paratrooper George Moran, who participated in the US invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965, is now the owner of a small coastal hotel in Miami . At the same time, he continues to search for the Dominican Lucy Palma, who saved his life then and nicknamed “Cat Chaser”. It's been 23 years, and George is tying up a relationship with Marie Deboya, the rich wife of one of the former Dominican sadistic generals.
Moran is involved in the scheme of veteran hostilities Nolan Tyner and former police officer Jiggs Scully, who want to rob the general. He has to wriggle out of many situations in order to get freedom from her husband for Marie and $ 2 million of generals' money.
The film was filmed in Old San Juan , Miami and Coral Gables , as the team decided that filming in Santo Domingo would be too dangerous and expensive after considering this option. 
Filming was not the best moments of life for Kelly McGillis, who has not acted in other major films after almost ten years. In 2001, she said: “It was the most hated experience in my life, and I said that if the acting work was like that, I would not do it. On the last day of the shooting, I said to Abel: “Have you finished with me?”
In 2005, telling the story of making the film, recorded by Sam Weisberg of Hidden Films, Peter Weller and other film crew members admitted that Weller and McGillis were openly cursing during the shooting, although Weller claimed that he did not know the reasons for this. The team members said that McGillis hastily left the site after shooting a love scene with Weller, however, they differed in the cause of its explosion. 
Reviews on the film were mixed. In Variety magazine , the result was: “Despite the good casting and atmospheric direction of Abel Ferrar, the film does not reach, but still worth watching.”  In Entertainment Weekly, the film was called “ baroquely vulgar” and meaningless .  The Roanoke Times described the film as follows: “Despite serious flaws, Cat Chaser is one of the best adaptations of Elmore Leonard’s novel.”  Weller was criticized for "tense play" by Mick Martin and Masha Porter in The Video Movie Guide 1995 . 
- Weisberg, Sam (2015) " Abandoning the Pit Gig: Cat Chaser ", Hidden Films , September 9, 2015
- Hasted, Nick (2001) " Kelly McGillis: The Star That Threw Itself to the Earth ", The Independent , 29 March 2001
- Davis, Steven Paul (2001) The AZ of Cult Films and Film-makers , Batsford, ISBN 978-0-7134-8704-6
- Cat Cat Chaser , Variety , 1 January 1989
- Burr, Ty (1996) “[ Get Shorty ]”, Entertainment Weekly , 31 May 1996
- " 'CAT CHASER' PLAYS TRUE TO ITS SOURCE ", Roanoke Times , 16 October 1991
- Martin, Mick & Porter, Marsha (1994) Video Movie Guide 1995 , Ballantine Books, ISBN 978-0-345-39196-4
- Cat Chaser (Eng.) On the Internet Movie Database
- Cat Chaser (English) on the Rotten Tomatoes website