Ghost Cat

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Ghost Cat
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Directed by Don McBrearty
Written by Larry Ketron
Starring Michael Ontkean
Ellen Page
Lori Hallier
Shirley Knight
Shawn Roberts
Mark Rendall
Tom Barnett
Nigel Bennett
Country United States
Language English
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[1] 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.[2][3]



At the time of its airing, critic Gail Pennington wrote, "Ghost Cat is no Mystic River, but it's sweet and suitable for the whole family."[4]


Ellen Page won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her role.[5]


  1. ^ Amatangelo, Amy. "Boo! Tube: Networks scare up lots of Halloween-themed programs", Boston Herald, 2003-10-25, p. 25.
  2. ^ Werts, Diane. "TV picks", Newsday, 2003-10-26, p. 5.
  3. ^ Zad, Martie. "The 'Born Rich' Talk of Burdens", The Washington Post, 2003-10-26, p. Y4.
  4. ^ Pennington, Gail. "TV critic's picks", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2003-10-26, p. F8.
  5. ^ "Nova Scotia-made Programs Win Gemini Awards". Nova Scotia Film Development Corp. December 15, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 

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