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62 Ratings

Cat Chaser

Directed by Abel Ferrara
United States, 1989
Action, Thriller, Crime


Ex-marine and participant in the North-American invasion of Santo Domingo, George Moran runs a hotel in Florida. But the peace soon ends with the arrival of a detective searching for the sister of a former member of dictator Trujillo’s secret service who appears to be lodging at the hotel.

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Cat Chaser Directed by Abel Ferrara

Critics reviews

This is the true “guilty secret” that the film finds it impossible to admit: at no moment do the Dominican characters exist as anything other than repulsive figures. . . . It would be hard to reduce the script’s possibilities in any more pitiful way; the polemical fiction promised by the nightmare prologue comes to be transformed into a sordid genre film, as if it were scared by its own critical potential.
December 20, 2006

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