Ghost Cat, also released as Mrs. Ashboro's Cat or The Cat That Came Back, is a 2003 Animal Planet television film starring Ellen Page and Nigel Bennett. It was directed by Don McBrearty and written by Larry Ketron. The film is based on the novel by Beverly Butler. The film is rated PG for "mild thematic elements and some peril".
|Directed by||Don McBrearty|
|Produced by||Orly Adelson|
Jan Peter Meyboom
|Screenplay by||Larry Ketron|
|Story by||Larry Ketron|
|Based on||Ghost Cat|
by Beverly Butler
|Music by||Robert Carli|
|Edited by||Ralph Brunjes|
Cellar Door Productions
|Distributed by||North American Motion Pictures|
A widower (Ontkean) and his teen daughter (Page) move into a house that was once owned by the friendly Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. Strange things begin happening, and it soon becomes clear that the ghost of Mrs. Ashboro's cat Margaret, who died on the same day as its owner, is haunting the house.
- Michael Ontkean as Wes Merritt
- Ellen Page as Natalie Merritt
- Lori Hallier as Brenda Yancy
- Shirley Knight as Mrs. Ruth Ashboro
- Shawn Roberts as Kurt Shawn
- Mark Rendall as Pearson Shawn
- Tom Barnett as Boyd Ashboro
- Nigel Bennett as Ted Riker
- Kelti MacMillan as Jan
- Wade Lynch as Terry
- Pam Stevenson as Sandra
- Evan Monk as Uncle Tom
- Jacob Kerl as Franny
- Baretta as Margaret
- Harley as Comfort
Ellen Page won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her role.
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- Ghost Cat at AllMovie
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