Ghost Cat

Ghost Cat, also released as Mrs. Ashboro's Cat or The Cat That Came Back, is a 2003 Animal Planet television film[1] 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".

Ghost Cat
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Directed byDon McBrearty
Produced byOrly Adelson
Christina Jennings
Jan Peter Meyboom
Screenplay byLarry Ketron
Heather Conkie
Story byLarry Ketron
Based onGhost Cat
by Beverly Butler
StarringEvan Monk
Jacob Kerl
Michael Ontkean
Ellen Page
Lori Hallier
Shirley Knight
Shawn Roberts
Mark Rendall
Tom Barnett
Nigel Bennett
Music byRobert Carli
CinematographyDavid Perrault
Edited byRalph Brunjes
Cellar Door Productions
Whizbang Films
Distributed byNorth American Motion Pictures
Running time
92 minutes


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.[2][3]



At the time of its airing, critic Gail Pennington wrote, "Ghost Cat is no Mystic River, but it's sweet and suitable for the whole family."[4]


Ellen Page won the Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series for her role.[5]


  1. ^ Amatangelo, Amy. "Boo! Tube: Networks scare up lots of Halloween-themed programs", Boston Herald, 2003-10-25, p. 25.
  2. ^ Werts, Diane. "TV picks", Newsday, 2003-10-26, p. 5.
  3. ^ Zad, Martie. "The 'Born Rich' Talk of Burdens", The Washington Post, 2003-10-26, p. Y4.
  4. ^ Pennington, Gail. "TV critic's picks", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2003-10-26, p. F8.
  5. ^ "Nova Scotia-made Programs Win Gemini Awards". Nova Scotia Film Development Corp. December 15, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-14.

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