Cat People

Cat People (1982)

They are something more than lovers who are about to become something less than human.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror
  • Release Date: 1982-04-02
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 490 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Paul Schrader
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From 490 Ratings


After years of separation, Irena Gallier and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irena is drawn to the cat – and zoo curator Oliver to her. Soon, Paul will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they revert into predatory jungle cats.

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  • Nastassja Kinski

    as Irena Gallier
  • Malcolm McDowell

    as Paul Gallier
  • John Heard

    as Oliver Yates
  • Ruby Dee

    as Female
  • Ed Begley Jr.

    as Joe Creigh
  • Scott Paulin

    as Bill Searle
  • Frankie Faison

    as Det. Brandt
  • Annette O'Toole

    as Alice Perrin
  • Lynn Lowry

    as Ruthie
  • John Larroquette

    as Bronte Judson
  • Ron Diamond

    as Detective Ron Diamond
  • Tessa Richarde

    as Billie
  • Berry Berenson

    as Sandra
  • Fausto Barajas

    as Otis
  • Robert Pavlovich

    as Ted
  • Julie Denney

    as Carol
  • John H. Fields

    as Massage Parlor Manager
  • Emery Hollier

    as Yeatman Brewer
  • Arione De Winter

    as Indian Village Mother
  • Francine Segal

    as Church Woman
  • Ray Wise

    as Soap Opera Man
  • Jo Ann Dearing

    as Soap Opera Woman
  • Danelle Hand

    as Indian Girl
  • Neva Gage

    as Cat-Like Woman
  • Marco St. John

    as Policeman
  • Harry Hauss

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • James Deeth

    as Helicopter Pilot
Editing Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Editing Ned Humphreys Editor
Production Charles W. Fries Producer
Editing Jere Huggins Editor
Production Mary Goldberg Casting
Writing Alan Ormsby Screenplay
Directing Paul Schrader Director
Writing Paul Schrader Screenplay
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Writing DeWitt Bodeen Story
Art Daniel Loren May Leadman
Art Arnold Goodwin Title Designer
Sound Sylvester Levay Orchestrator
Art Larry Clark Bird Set Designer
Sound Robert L. Hoyt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Paredes Costume Design
Art Jeannine Oppewall Set Designer
Art Edward Richardson Art Direction
Crew Tom Hoerber Makeup Effects
Production Todd Pavlin Location Manager
Sound Louis L. Edemann Sound Editor
Camera Dennis Rotta Dolly Grip
Costume & Make-Up Sandy Berke Jordan Costume Supervisor
Editing Bud S. Smith Supervising Film Editor
Crew Lance Anderson Makeup Effects
Crew Jeff Passanante Carpenter
Camera Clyde Hart Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Hugo Peña Set Costumer
Directing Luca Kouimelis Script Supervisor
Crew Edouard F. Henriques Makeup Effects
Art Lauren Cory Set Designer
Art Peter Ivy Construction Foreman
Art Nancy Patton Set Designer
Art Vic Petrotta Jr. Property Master
Art Clarence Lynn Price Construction Coordinator
Camera John R. Shannon Still Photographer
Sound Richard C. Franklin Sound Editor
Camera Richard Walden First Assistant Camera
Camera Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator
Production Renee Perrin Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Thomas R. Burman Makeup Effects Designer
Directing Michael Grillo First Assistant Director
Lighting Ronald W. McLeish Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Robert Chase Costume Supervisor
Sound Charles L. Campbell Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Bari Dreiband-Burman Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Leonard Engelman Makeup Artist
Crew Mike Menzel Makeup Effects
Art Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration
Sound Larry Carow Sound Editor
Sound Stanley H. Polinsky Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Joseph F. Valentine Camera Operator
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Janice D. Brandow Hairstylist
Art Erin M. Cummins Set Designer
Sound John J. Stephens Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator
Sound Giorgio Moroder Original Music Composer
Art Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design
Production Max Rosenberg Executive Producer
Sound David Bowie Theme Song Performance
Crew Mark Dumas Stunts
Crew Beth Nufer Stunts
Crew Vince Deadrick Jr. Stunts
Crew Brad Bovee Stunts
Crew Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts
Crew Ron Oxley Stunts
Crew Madeline Klein Stunts
Crew Mike Tillman Stunts
Directing Bud S. Smith Second Unit Director
Directing Stephen P. Dunn Second Assistant Director
Production Tina Scott Casting Assistant