The Cat from Outer Space (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cat from Outer Space1978

The Cat from Outer Space (1978)




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Crash-landing in the United States, an alien cat is in dire need of help repairing his space ship, so he enlists the aid of a physicist. Of course, his plan grows complicated when a vet and the military meddle. This Disney sci-fi comedy is appropriate for the whole family.

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Ken Berry
as Frank
Harry Morgan
as General Stilton
Roddy McDowall
as Mr. Stallwood
Alan Young
as Wenger
Ronnie Schell
as Sgt. Duffy
James Hampton
as Capt. Anderson
Howard Platt
as Col. Woodruff
Tom Pedi
as Honest Harry
Hank Jones
as Officer
Rick Hurst
as Dydee Guard
John Alderson
as Mr. Smith
Arnold Soboloff
as NASA Executive
Mel Carter
as 1st Soldier
Alice Backes
as Farmer's Wife
Henry Slate
as Sandwich Man
Roger Price
as 1st E.R.L. Expert
Jerry Fujikawa
as 2nd E.R.L. Expert
Jim Begg
as Dydee Driver
Rich Sorenson
as Technician
Tom Jackman
as Army Engineer
Fred L. Whalen
as Sarasota Slim
Gil Stratton
as 1st NASA Scientist
Jana Milo
as 2nd NASA Scientist
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Critic Reviews for The Cat from Outer Space

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

There's enough here to capture the imaginations of the smallest viewers, animals with personalities always work a treat in that department, but the film's rewards will always have to be measured by the simple proposal of its title.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The fun, as usual with Disney pix, comes in the believable sight gags provided along the way. Also as usual, it's a good cast of veterans and nothing to tax them beyond their abilities, all ably kept in pace by director Norman Tokar.

November 26, 2008 | Full Review…

Routine hi-jinks ensue, mixing strangely with ecology consciousness-raising, pseudo-scientific jargon, and everyday telekinesis.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

The Cat From Outer Space is likely to keep the under-14's amused, at least if supplemented by plenty of popcorn.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

Talking alien cat outsmarts lesser humans in '70s comedy.

April 16, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Deliciously silly stuff.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cat from Outer Space

A cat from space needs help getting home? This is one of the many cat movies from Disney, but it' not the best, in fact it may be the worst. Some kids may find it fun, but it's way too silly and stupid, so I'm not sure about that.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Still think this is a decent movie. Good ol Disney provides a movie about a talking, telekinetic Cat from outerspace? Cute and kinda funny, kids should still like this movie today. I sure did when i was little.

Chad Roesti
Chad Roesti

Super Reviewer


A straight-forward Disney movie made during the science fiction craze of "Star Wars". I guess they were still doing the effects for "The Black Hole" so quickly threw this one out to try and catch the kids in the hype. It has a very plain story about the military securing a flying saucer, and a cat who needs help from humans to get back to his home planet. Hey! It sorta sounds like E.T.'s plot four years later. There's an interesting game of pool where the cat helps them win with his hi-tech glowing collar. I didn't care for the human characters much, as they were all goofy unlikeable adults. There weren't any kids to identify with in this movie; just the cute little kitty cat, which kind of reminded me of "That Darn Cat!" and Morris from the "9 Lives" cat food ads.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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