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is a 1985 anthology film
directed by Lewis Teague and based upon short stories by Stephen King
(the first two of which are part of the Night Shift
collection, while the third was written by King for this movie). Teague had previously directed another Stephen King adaptation in Cujo
. Drew Barrymore
appears in the film's last segment in one of her earlier film roles.
In the film, a stray cat links together three tales of suspense and horror:
- 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.
Cat's Eye contains examples of the following tropes: