Cat People

Cat People (1982)

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

  • Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1982-04-02
  • User Rating: 6.0/10 from 453 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Paul Schrader
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From 453 Ratings


After years of separation, Irena and her minister brother, Paul, reunite in New Orleans in this erotic tale of the supernatural. When zoologists capture a wild panther, Irena is drawn to the cat -- and the zoo curator is drawn to her. Soon, Irena's brother will have to reveal the family secret: that when sexually aroused, they turn 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
Production Jerry Bruckheimer Executive Producer
Writing Paul Schrader Screenplay
Directing Paul Schrader Director
Sound Giorgio Moroder Original Music Composer
Art Ferdinando Scarfiotti Production Design
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Sound Bob Badami Music Editor
Sound David Bowie Theme Song Performance
Sound Richard C. Franklin Sound Editor
Sound Charles L. Campbell Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Leonard Engelman Makeup Artist
Art Jeannine Oppewall Set Designer
Art Nancy Patton Set Designer
Sound Robert L. Hoyt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Sandy Berke Jordan Costume Supervisor
Art Daniel Loren May Leadman
Crew Bud S. Smith Second Unit
Editing Bud S. Smith Supervising Film Editor
Production Mary Goldberg Casting
Art Edward Richardson Art Direction
Production Max Rosenberg Executive Producer
Directing Michael Grillo First Assistant Director
Editing Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Writing DeWitt Bodeen Story
Writing Alan Ormsby Screenplay
Production Charles W. Fries Producer
Editing Jere Huggins Editor
Editing Ned Humphreys Editor
Camera Steve Yaconelli Camera Operator
Camera John R. Shannon Still Photographer
Sound Sylvester Levay Orchestrator
Crew Lance Anderson Makeup Effects
Art Larry Clark Bird Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Thomas R. Burman Makeup Effects Designer
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Paredes Costume Design
Camera Richard Walden First Assistant Camera
Art Bruce Weintraub Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Janice D. Brandow Hairstylist
Directing Luca Kouimelis Script Supervisor
Crew Edouard F. Henriques Makeup Effects
Crew Jeff Passanante Carpenter
Sound Louis L. Edemann Sound Editor
Camera Joseph F. Valentine Camera Operator
Crew Tom Hoerber Makeup Effects
Art Vic Petrotta Jr. Property Master
Art Lauren Cory Set Designer
Crew Bari Dreiband-Burman Makeup Effects
Costume & Make-Up Hugo Peña Set Costumer
Sound John J. Stephens Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Mike Menzel Makeup Effects
Art Clarence Lynn Price Construction Coordinator
Lighting Ronald W. McLeish Gaffer
Costume & Make-Up Robert Chase Costume Supervisor
Sound Stanley H. Polinsky Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Clyde Hart Key Grip
Art Erin M. Cummins Set Designer
Sound Larry Carow Sound Editor
Art Peter Ivy Construction Foreman
Camera Dennis Rotta Dolly Grip
Production Todd Pavlin Location Manager
Production Renee Perrin Location Manager
Art Arnold Goodwin Title Designer