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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 18 November 2016 (USA)
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Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writers:

James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Sequel to the feature film 'A STREET CAT NAMED BOB'.

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Stars: Streetcat Bob
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Treadaway ... James
Bob the Cat ... Bob
Ruta Gedmintas ... Betty
Joanne Froggatt ... Val
Anthony Head ... Jack Bowen
Darren Evans ... Baz
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... Tony
Adam Riches ... Man with Car
Llewella Gideon Llewella Gideon ... Meter Woman
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Local Housing Officer
Akbar Kurtha ... Pharmacist
John Henshaw ... Tube Station Guard
Beth Goddard ... Hilary
Ivana Basic ... Vet Receptionist
Jessica Woodland Jessica Woodland ... Vet Assistant
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Storyline

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Based on the international best seller. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Street Cat Named Bob See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,887, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$82,703

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,053,043
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The third film starring an animal that Roger Spottiswoode has directed. He also directed 'Turner and Hooch' (dog) and 'Midnight Sun' (polar bear). See more »

Goofs

James & Bob catch the 38 bus (a real bus route) from his new flat somewhere in Islington, which is in north London, to get to Covent Garden in central London. This is a journey of approximately 2.5 miles in a southerly direction on this route (presumably James gets off around Cambridge Circus and walks the few hundred yards to Covent Garden). The final destination on the front of the bus should therefore read 'Victoria Station' if its is heading south but in the film the front of the bus says the 38 bus terminates at 'Angel Islington' which indicates that the bus is travelling northwards and therefore in completely the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

James Bowen: [Spoken to Bob after Bob chases a mouse back into its hole] You only eat what I give you. Not the neighbors.
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Crazy Credits

On the UK release, the British Board Of Film Censors card preceding the feature reads 'A Streetcar Named Desire' briefly, before being replaced by the appropriate card for the film. This may have been a glitch peculiar to the cinema. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Street Cat Named Bob: Behind the Scenes (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Monday
Performed by Luke Treadaway
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Read book a while ago and saw film yesterday
12 November 2016 | by charliephilpottsSee all my reviews

Enjoyed the film and thought it was faithful to the book which made me view street people differently. It never was going to be a big budget blockbuster type movie and the way it was filmed suited the story. Having seen quite a few buskers around Covent Garden the scenes shot there looked authentic. All the relevant topics were covered and the shooting was well done. I don't think it could have been done much differently without making the film overlong. Being a cat owner may make be biased but the film does justice to the story and internet interest shown in the two main characters. We left the cinema having felt that the admission money was well spent - not always the case with some over hyped productions.


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