|Directed by||Don McBrearty|
|Written by||Larry Ketron|
|Running time||92 minutes|
Ghost Cat, also released as Mrs. Ashboro's Cat or The Cat That Came Back, is a 2003 Animal Planet television film starring Ellen Page and Nigel Bennett. It was directed by Don McBrearty and written by Larry Ketron. The film is based on the novel by Beverly Butler. The film is rated PG for "mild thematic elements and some peril".
A widower (Ontkean) and his teen daughter (Page) move into a house that was once owned by the friendly Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. Strange things begin happening, and it soon becomes clear that the ghost of Mrs. Ashboro's cat, who died on the same day as its owner, is haunting the house.
- Michael Ontkean - Wes Merritt
- Ellen Page - Natalie Merritt
- Lori Hallier - Brenda
- Shirley Knight - Mrs. Ashboro
- Shawn Roberts - Kurt
- Mark Rendall - Pearson
- Tom Barnett - Boyd Ashboro
- Evan Monk - Uncle Tom
- Jacob Kerl - Franny
- Nigel Bennett - Riker
- Kelti MacMillan - Jan
- Wade Lynch - Terry
- Pam Stevenson - Sandra
Film critic Harry S. Plinkett said "Oh no. My ex-cat has come back and is making inflammatory films about our life together! OOOOOH NOOOOO!"
Ellen Page won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her role.
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