Starring: Jonathan Silverman, Stephen Tobolowsky
Directed by: Mike Elliott
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) is a single father who has his hands full when he finds himself with a giant St. Bernard who seems destined to become a star.
Kitty Cameos: As an animal trainer, Eddie owns several different animals which are kept in cages, including a cat that is seen several times.
During a movie audition, a rival animal wrangler named Sal (Stephen Tobolowsky) is trying to talk the director into using a cat instead of a dog as the lead. He holds a very large tabby cat, the size of which is commented upon by Patricia (Rhea Perlman)
Suddenly Beethoven disrupts the audition when he chases an iguana through a backdrop. Sal is startled and falls over, throwing the cat to one side.
The cat is shown landing on its feet some distance away. According to the American Humane Association, the cat was tossed gently onto stunt pads for the flying segment, but still seems to land rather hard on a wood floor in the last shot.
Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like to audition.