History Film / CatsEye

19th Jun '16 1:44:20 AM bt8257
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Cressner - whereas his fate at the end of the story is never stated [though it's implied Norris will push him off the ledge if he does indeed make it back], he definitely falls off in the movie.]]



* KilledByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Cressner - whereas his fate at the end of the story is never stated [though it's implied Norris will push him off the ledge if he does indeed make it back], he definitely falls off in the movie.]]
4th Jun '16 6:19:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: In "The Ledge" segment, a crime boss with a fondness for gambling knows that his wife is having an affair with another man. He kidnaps the man and makes him an offer: if he successfully [[ThePrecariousLedge navigates the very tiny ledge]] outside his penthouse apartment, he gets his wife and a briefcase full of money; if not, he'll be framed for drug possession. The protagonist wins the bet after several close calls, only for the boss to [[spoiler:give him the money and [[DecapitationPresentation his wife's head]].]] This enrages him so much that after taking out his guard, he makes the boss the same offer to navigate the ledge in exchange for his life. He's not so lucky and falls to his death pretty quickly.



* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.Eye''.
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8th Mar '16 6:48:45 AM UdtheImp
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* ThePrecariousLedge: The second segment, "The Ledge", is built around this trope. A man is kidnapped by his lover's powerful and jealous husband for planning to run away with his wife. The husband makes the protagonist an offer: [[spoiler: if he can navigate the minuscule ledge outside his top floor penthouse all the way around the building, he will divorce his wife, if not, he will frame the man for drug charges.]]

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* ThePrecariousLedge: The second segment, "The Ledge", is built around this trope. A man is kidnapped by his lover's powerful and jealous husband for planning to run away with his wife. The husband makes the protagonist an offer: [[spoiler: if If he can navigate the minuscule ledge outside his top floor penthouse all the way around the building, he will divorce his wife, if not, he will frame the man for drug charges.charges. [[spoiler:Never said anything about his wife being alive though.]]



* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: A character played by James Woods complains "Who writes this crap?" while watching Creator/DavidCronenberg's adaptation of Creator/StephenKing's ''Film/TheDeadZone'' on TV. King wrote the screenplay for ''Cat's Eye''.
7th Jan '16 9:36:06 AM Prfnoff
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''Cat's Eye'' is a 1985 {{anthology film}} directed by Lewis Teague and based upon short stories by Creator/StephenKing (the first two of which are part of the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection, while the third was written by King for this movie). Teague had previously directed another Stephen King adaptation in ''Film/{{Cujo}}''. Creator/DrewBarrymore appears in the film's last segment in one of her earlier film roles.

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''Cat's Eye'' is a 1985 {{anthology film}} produced by Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis, directed by Lewis Teague and based upon short stories by Creator/StephenKing (the first two of which are part of the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection, while the third was written by King for this movie). Teague had previously directed another Stephen King adaptation in ''Film/{{Cujo}}''. Creator/DrewBarrymore appears in the film's last segment in one of her earlier film roles.
3rd Jan '16 10:14:34 AM nombretomado
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* ChildEater: The little troll; he kills children by [[SoulEater stealing their breath.]]

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* ChildEater: The little troll; he kills children by [[SoulEater [[Manga/SoulEater stealing their breath.]]
1st Nov '15 2:28:38 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* BadassAdorable: General the Cat

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* BadassAdorable: General is a sweet and gentle tomcat, but when a troll tries to hurt his new owner, General [[spoiler:turns it into a stain on the Catfloorboards]].
1st Nov '15 2:21:48 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* CatsAreMean: Inverted. General is the hero of the film, [[spoiler:especially at the end, when he [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude uses a record player]] to throw the troll into the fan.]]

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* CatsAreMean: Inverted. General is the hero one of the film, [[spoiler:especially most straightforwardly courageous and heroic kitty-cats in fiction. [[spoiler:Especially at the end, when he [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude uses a record player]] to throw the troll into the fan.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After going through hell throughout the entire film, the cat finally manages to find a home with the family of the young girl.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After going through hell throughout the entire film, the cat finally manages to find a loving home with the family of the young girl.



* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about. He botches his Detect Evil throw with Amanda's mother, though.

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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about. He botches his Detect Evil throw with Amanda's mother, though.though, despite his initial reluctance to take the bait in her trap.



* FreudianExcuse: The final segment suggests Amanda's mother's hatred of cats stems from her own mother telling her stories of the evil done by cats, such as stealing their breaths. Which happens to be what General is trying to prevent the troll from doing.

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* FreudianExcuse: The final segment suggests Amanda's mother's hatred of cats stems from her own mother telling her stories of the evil done by cats, such as stealing their breaths.breath. Which happens to be what General is trying to prevent the troll from doing.



* KindheartedCatLover: Amanda, who falls in love with General at first sight. Averted with the mother, who's the exact opposite, just waiting for an opportunity to get rid of the cat, and practically revelling in capturing him and taking him to get euthanized.

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* KindheartedCatLover: Amanda, who falls in love with General at first sight. Averted with the mother, who's the exact opposite, just waiting for an opportunity to get rid of the cat, and practically revelling reveling in capturing him and taking him to get euthanized.
12th Jul '15 2:25:15 AM MisterDT
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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about.

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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Cat]]: General keeps hissing at Cressner. He also knows a troll is lurking about. He botches his Detect Evil throw with Amanda's mother, though.
5th Dec '14 9:39:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: The main method of Quitters Inc., is to enforce this trope on their clients as harshly as possible. All to get them to quit smoking.

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* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: The main method of Quitters Inc., is to enforce this trope on their clients as harshly as possible. All to get them to quit smoking. First they torture their loved ones with electrocution, then proceed to mutilation with further "transgressions". If the smoker still can't quit, Quitters Inc.'s management "[[DeadlyEuphemism give up]]" on their clients.
29th Nov '14 3:13:46 PM StevieWillShowYou
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''Cat's Eye'' is a 1985 {{anthology film}} by Lewis Teague based upon short stories by Creator/StephenKing (specifically: ''Quitters Inc'', ''The Ledge'' and ''The General'', the first two which are part of the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection and the third was written by King for this movie). Lewis Teague previously directed another Stephen King film, ''Film/{{Cujo}}''. Creator/DrewBarrymore appears in the film in one of her earlier roles.

In the film, a stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

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''Cat's Eye'' is a 1985 {{anthology film}} directed by Lewis Teague and based upon short stories by Creator/StephenKing (specifically: ''Quitters Inc'', ''The Ledge'' and ''The General'', the (the first two of which are part of the ''Literature/NightShift'' collection and collection, while the third was written by King for this movie). Lewis Teague had previously directed another Stephen King film, adaptation in ''Film/{{Cujo}}''. Creator/DrewBarrymore appears in the film film's last segment in one of her earlier film roles.

In the film, a stray cat is the linking element of links together three tales of suspense and horror.
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* ''Quitters, Inc.'' -- Longtime smoker Dick Morrison discovers how far a mysterious company claiming to be the end-all cure for smoking will go to make it happen. (The cat becomes part of the company's demonstration of its methods.)
* ''The Ledge'' -- A casino owner named Cressner kidnaps gambler Johnny Norris (who's been sleeping with Cressner's wife) and makes a bet with him: if he can make it around the narrow ledge of Cressner's penthouse, Cressner will divorce his wife, but if Norris refuses to try, he'll be framed for drug possession. (The cat is picked up by Cressner early in the story and plays a role in its climax.)
* ''The General'' -- The cat finds its way to North Carolina, where it becomes the adopted pet of a little girl. The girl, whose voice the cat had heard in its head earlier in the film, is in danger due to a troll living in her wall. Only the cat can stop the troll...but the troll isn't going down without a fight.



!!The film includes the following tropes:

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!!The film includes
!! ''Cat's Eye'' contains examples of
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--> '''Cressner:''' Just keeping you on your toes!!!!

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--> '''Cressner:''' Just keeping you on your toes!!!!toes!




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