Can't believe all the hate and half/one-star reviews on here. It deserves two stars just for that cute as a button puss who causes so many problems, as well as helping, in true Lassie style, to solve a crime.
It's based on the 1965 film of the same name, although the plot has been changed, and one element that links the two titles is the presence in the cast of Dean Jones, who appears here as Dyan Cannon's well-heeled husband in the location of a bungled kidnap.
Christina Ricci is the sulky teen and cat owner, while the two policemen dolts who feature throughout are named Melvin and Marvin. This is fairly entertaining stuff, a decent enough kids' flick, and that cat steals the show. And I love cats. So this is getting a big fat three stars.