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Director: Pitof

Cast: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone


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Patience Philips (Halle Berry) seems destined to spend her life apologizing for taking up space. Despite her artistic ability -- she has a more than respectable career as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a Goliath cosmetics company -- Patience is excruciatingly shy, quick to take blame, and, not surprisingly, more than a little depressed at the end of the day.


Patience Philips (Halle Berry) seems destined to spend her life apologizing for taking up space. Despite her artistic ability -- she has a more than respectable career as a graphic designer for Hedare Beauty, a Goliath cosmetics company -- Patience is excruciatingly shy, quick to take blame, and, not surprisingly, more than a little depressed at the end of the day. This comes to somewhat of a screeching halt when Patience not only inadvertently lands herself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy of gargantuan proportions, but on the city police force's most wanted list. Newly quipped with a mysterious feline prowess, Patience is a different person come nighttime -- more accurately, a catwoman. Elusive, untamed, powerful, stealthy, and not necessarily prone to erring on the side of good, Patience has gone from doormat to vigilante. Police officer Tom Lone (Benjamin Bratt), who has fallen for shy Patience, is determined to apprehend Catwoman and figure out her role in a recent crime spree, though his fascination with her doesn't cease with the end of his shift and it threatens to lead to the downfall of himself, his investigation, and the woman who was once the timid Patience Philips. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The sight of Halle Berry in a skin-tight leather costume should be enough to attract most viewers (especially if they're male), but Catwoman has far more to offer. Comic-book movies depend on visuals for a great deal of their effect, and this one is more stylish than most. Chalk that up to director Pitof, who combines the best cinematographic techniques with state-of-the-art computer imagery to give Catwoman a sheen unlike practically any film you've ever seen. Berry plays Patience Phillips, a timid graphic designer working for a ruthless cosmetics magnate (Lambert Wilson) up to his neck in illegal activities. When Patience accidentally stumbles onto one of them, the tycoon has her killed, but the young woman becomes possessed by the spirit of a cat and is resurrected, developing feline speed, reflexes, and eyesight. As Catwoman, she wreaks havoc on the cosmetics company and does battle with the real villain, the magnate's ex-supermodel wife (Sharon Stone in a deliciously campy turn). Berry is obviously enjoying herself in the role; she seems to be emulating -- at least with regard to dialogue delivery -- the great Eartha Kitt, who played an earlier incarnation of the character to purr-fection in the old Batman TV show. Halle's physicality makes her credible as the sexy, sinuous superheroine, although her feats are computer-enhanced for maximum impact. Pitof maintains a delicate balance between high adventure and high camp: Whenever the movie seems poised to tumble into the abyss of absurdity, he reaches out and pulls it back just in time. The climactic martial arts duel between Berry and Stone (and their stunt doubles) is an indisputable high point that, to our mind, anyway, alone justifies buying this DVD.

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Warner Home Video
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Special Features

Exciting Alternate Ending and Additional Scenes; 2 Featurettes: Behind the Scenes and The Many Faces of Catwoman; ; Theatrical Trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Halle Berry Patience Philips/Catwoman
Benjamin Bratt Detective Tom Lone
Sharon Stone Laurel Hedare
Lambert Wilson George Hedare
Alex Borstein Sally
Michael Massee Armando
Byron Mann Wesley
Kim Smith Drina
Chris Heyerdahl Rocker
Peter Wingfield Dr. Ivan Slavicky
Frances Conroy Ophelia
Berend McKenzie Lance
Chase Nelson-Murray Kid #1
Manny Petruzzelli Kid #2
Harley Reiner Kid #3
Ona Grauer Sandy
Landy Cannon Randy
Judith Maxie Jeweler
Michael Daingerfield Forensics Cop
Benita Ha Forensics Technician
Jill Krop Newscaster
Dagmar Midcap Television Reporter
Ryan Robbins Bartender
John Cassini Graphologist
Patricia Mayan Salazar housekeeper
Diego Del Mar Barker
Connor Crash Dunn Little Boy
Michael P. Northey Jail Guard
Aaron Douglas Detective #1
Peter Williams Detective #2
John Mann bouncer
Brooke Theiss Ferris Wheel Mom
Michasha Armstrong ferris wheel operator
James Ashcroft Janitor
Herbert Duncanson Security Guard
Ashlea Earl performance dancer
Lori Fung performance dancer
Ursula Haczkiewicz performance dancer
Alisoun Payne performance dancer
Laurence Racine performance dancer
Nito Larioza performance dancer

Technical Credits
Pitof Director
Minerva Adams Stunts
Trevor Addie Stunts
Dave Alexander Stunts
Caila Marie Anderson Special Effects
Anne Fletcher Choreography
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Gracie Atherton Makeup
Chris Atkinson Stunts
Aaron Au Stunts
Klaus Badelt Score Composer
James Bamford Stunts
Shawn Beaton Stunts
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Guy Bews Stunts
Scott Blackie Costumes/Costume Designer
Lou Bollo Stunts
Curt Bonn Stunts
Claude Bouchard Stunts
Michael Brady Stunts
John Brancato Original Story,Screenwriter
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Bill Brzeski Production Designer
John Burke Set Decoration/Design
Yves Cameron Stunts
Jennifer Caputo Stunts
Mark Chadwick Stunts
Brett Chan Stunts
Doug Chapman Stunts
Lauro Chartrand Stunts
Kimberly Chiang Stunts
Dean Choe Stunts
Joelle Ciona Set Decoration/Design
Janice Clements Set Decoration/Design
John Clothier Camera Operator
Laura Lee Connery Stunts
Cotton Mather Stunts
David Crone Camera Operator
Garvin Cross Stunts
Crystal Dalman Stunts
Steve Danton Asst. Director
Denise Di Novi Producer
Duane Dickinson Stunts
Mike Dobbin Stunts
Andre Dominguez Stunts
Joe Doserro Stunts
Jim Dunn Stunts
Ashlea Earl Stunts
Ernest Jackson Stunts
Michael Ferris Original Story,Screenwriter
Chris Flemmington Special Effects
Michael Fottrell Executive Producer
Corbin Fox Stunts
Kylie Furneaux Stunts
Rikki Gagne Stunts
Dennis Galozo Special Effects
Lani Gelera Stunts
Tim Gilbert Stunts
Douglas A. Girling Set Decoration/Design
Corry Glass Stunts
Alison Greenspan Co-producer
Sam Harris Asst. Director
Dean Hart Stunts
Rob Hayter Stunts
Koreen Heaver Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Heldrick Special Effects
Dan Hermansen Art Director
Norma Hill-Patton Makeup
Brian Ho Stunts
Dave Hospes Stunts
Tara Howie Stunts
Ruthy Inchaustegui Stunts
Carole Jackson Stunts
David Jacox Stunts
Andre Jette Stunts
Ed Jones Associate Producer
Shawn Kautz Stunts
Alistair King Stunts
Robert Kirby Executive Producer
Ken Kirzinger Stunts
Tony Kochan Special Effects
Larry "Warlock" Lam Stunts
Sylvie Landra Editor
David Lane Stunts
Nick Lawson Special Effects
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Randy Lee Stunts
Terrance Leigh Stunts
Don Lew Stunts
Brad Loree Stunts
Brian Lydiatt Stunts
Deborah Macatumpag Stunts
Don MacAulay Art Director
J.J. Makaro Stunts
Kit Mallet Stunts
Joe May Set Decoration/Design
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Edward L. McDonnell Executive Producer
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
Reg Milne Stunts
Gary Minielly Special Effects
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Gaston Morrison Stunts
Stephanie Moseley Stunts
Jennifer Mylrea Stunts
David Mylrea Stunts
Scott Nicholson Stunts
Gerald Paetz Stunts
John Papsidera Casting
Rick Pearce Stunts
Brad Purser Special Effects
Darryl Quon Stunts
Jim Ramsay Set Decoration/Design
Theresa Rebeck Original Story
Rae Reedyk Special Effects
Kimber Lee Renay Stunts
Marc Resteghini Associate Producer
Bridgett "Baby Doll" Riley Stunts
Shawn Robinson Stunts
Robert Wayne Rockhill Special Effects
John Rogers Screenwriter
Michael Roselli Stunts
Ecstasia Sanders Stunts
Angela Sasso Stunts
Chad Sayn Stunts
Tino Schaedler Set Decoration/Design
Jeff Scrutton Stunts
W.A. Andrew Sculthorpe Special Effects
John Sleep Special Effects
Maya Alexandra Smith Costumes/Costume Designer
Grant Smith Stunts
Robert E. Smith Stunts
Rafael Sola Stunts
Dawn Solér Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Stewart Stunts
Chris Stewart Set Decoration/Design
Shawn Stewart Stunts
Angus Strathie Costumes/Costume Designer
Tai-Monique Stunts
Monte Thompson Stunts
Corie Dean Tornack Special Effects
Scott Treliving Special Effects
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer
Angela Uyeda Stunts
Michael Vincent Special Effects
Michael Weis Stunts
Steve Woelfle Special Effects
Robert Woodruff Set Decoration/Design
Robert Yeager Special Effects
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer
Zoe Bell Stunts


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Catwoman 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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I loved this movie! And to anyone who says that she didn't do any of the stunts herself, you're wrong! I saw a behind the scenes thing and found out that she did most of the stunts my herself. I like the fact that they made a movie about Catwoman because she can be a good guy and bad guy, she has a lot of class, and she has this fierceness about her that make you want to think, "I wouldn't want to meet her up a dark alley" which I think is very cool. So, buy the DVD. You wont regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a critics' fan -- never was, never will be -- but they have it wrong. Catwoman is an entertaining movie full of character transformations that puts Halle Berry at one of her most creative ventures. Once the catwoman, she oozed with confidence, control and strength -- I loved it! You go, girl!
Super_Matthew More than 1 year ago
...I still love this movie!!! Don't get me wrong...it has it's share of flaws, but the critics just destroyed a movie that was actually quite good. Yes...the didn't have Oscar-worthy performances or an epic storyline like "The Dark Knight" or "Watchmen," but it surely had heart. It's just a really fun-sexy movie that you can watch over and over. I love it...and as long as your not some crazy movie critic...you'll enjoy it too. GO CATWOMAN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very happy with the movie, and my expectations of this movie were correct. It was exciting, and sorta had a different twist to it compared to other superhero films. I definately feel that the critics rated this movie wrong, and if I were to rate this movie I would give it 5 stars. I can not wait for this movie to come out on dvd because I am definately buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie wasn't close to what people said about it. It wasn't boring but it makes you want to be able to move like she can . So I recommend this movie. And ignore what the critics say about this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old daughter and I look at this movie together and we both wanted to be catwomen. All that strength coming from a women, Wow. It had a good story line and it is a must see. I recommend purchasing the DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok I will admit that the critics were extremely wrong about the story of the movie, but once the action started to come into play the action was CG. That took all the fun out of the movie. Halle Berry didn't do one single move by herself. And besides the fact that the action was in CG the CG looked really fake. So pretty much if your gonna make a movie with that much CG why wouldn't you just make it a computer animated movie. So it was a good story, but too much CG.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Catwoman was a good movie, and I felt that the critics were totally wrong. I really can not stand how they belittle some good movies such as this one. Very exciting, and althought did not follow the story of Selina Kyle we still saw a similar character with Patience. Hopefully, they will actually make a sequel (but I doubt it).
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Catwoman" was definitely Halle's movie because it she was sexy, independent, and confident in her own skin. Plus, it had the perfect elements of an action/adventure movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a lot better than most people said at the time. It was at least as good if not better than the first Spiderman, and beat Hulk, and damn sure beat Hell Boy by miles. It would have done better in the thearters if everybody had given it a fair change.
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