Cat's Eye (1985 film)

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Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye (poster).JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLewis Teague
Produced byDino De Laurentiis
Martha Schumacher
Written byStephen King
Based on"Quitters, Inc." and "The Ledge" by Stephen King
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyJack Cardiff
Edited byScott Conrad
Distributed byMGM/UA Entertainment Co.
Release date
  • April 12, 1985 (1985-04-12)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$7 million
Box office$13.1 million[1] or $3.5 million (North America)[2]

Cat's Eye (also known as Stephen King's Cat's Eye) is a 1985 American anthology horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. It comprises three stories, "Quitters, Inc.", "The Ledge", and "General". The first two are adaptations of short stories in King's Night Shift collection, and the third is unique to the film. The three stories are connected only by the presence of a traveling cat, which plays an incidental role in the first two and is a major character of the third.

Its cast includes Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Robert Hays and Candy Clark.



Cat's Eye received positive reviews from critics, as the film currently holds a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 27 reviews.

The film was released theatrically in the United States by MGM on April 12, 1985. It grossed $13,086,298 at the domestic box office.[1]

The film was released on DVD by Warner Home Video in 2002.[3]

The film was released on Blu-ray Disc by Warner Home Video on September 20, 2016.[citation needed]


The film was nominated for the International Fantasy Film Award for Best Film in 1987. Drew Barrymore was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Starring Performance by a Young Actress in a Motion Picture in 1986.

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  1. ^ a b "Cat's Eye (1985)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  2. ^ De Laurentiis PRODUCER'S PICTURE DARKENS: KNOEDELSEDER, WILLIAM K, Jr. Los Angeles Times 30 Aug 1987: 1.
  3. ^ "Deal of the Century (DVD)". Retrieved 2011-04-18.

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