Cat’s Eye (1985, d. Lewis Teague)
An anthology of three shorts based on stories by Stephen King and written for the screen by Stephen King. The connecting device is a stray cat that is traveling to save a little girl.
Quitters Inc. – A cigarette smoker attends a quit smoking clinic using mafia-like intimidation methods on its clients. If Dick smokes a cigarette, violence will befall his family. Ultimately he can’t resist the temptation.
The Ledge – A former tennis pro is about to run off with woman whose jealous husband is a ruthless crime boss. The husband kidnaps the lover and blackmails him into a wager that he can’t walk the exterior ledge of a skyscraper penthouse apartment. This is the best of the three shorts.
The General – The stray cat is adopted by a little girl, and must protect her from a malevolent troll who’s trying to steal the sleeping child’s breath. This is definitely the worst of the three shorts.