Los Angeles Times - 02/14/1997
"...Patti is well-written and well-played by Ricci....Armstrong is especially amusing..."
Twenty-two years after the original, Christina Ricci takes Hayley Mills' role as the smalltown teenager whose assertive tomcat D.C. unravels a kidnapping plot like a ball of yarn, much to the chagrin of the bungling kidnappers. Based on the novel "Undercover Cat" by The Gordons. After starring in the 1965 version, Dean Jones is still in great form in this somewhat more sinister update.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
That Darn Cat (1997)
Get ready for a purrr-fectly hilarious comedy adventure starring Christina Ricci (THE ADDAMS FAMILY) and Doug E. Doug (OPERATION DUMBO DROP). When her faithful tomcat D.C. (aka "Darn Cat") brings home an important clue to a mysterious kidnapping, 16-year-old Patti Randall finds her ho-hum hometown suddenly turned into a hotbed of criminal excitement! And when she teams up with rookie FBI Agent Kelso to try to solve the baffling crime ... these would-be detectives follow THAT DARN CAT into some unexpected surprises! Outrageous double identities and sidesplitting misadventures abound in this hit remake of the comedy classic that's motion picture fun for everyone!