The cat dies. Yes, it's a spoiler, but if you go in thinking anything else will happen, it will be too depressing to endure.
There's a whole gamut of potential responses to the film Goliath, a movie from the Zellner Brothers filmed in Austin. On the Internet Movie Database, a couple of the User Reviews described it as the worst thing they'd ever seen, an abomination, etc. Others liked it, but under the inexplicable impression that it's a comedy.
The nameless main character played by David Zellner is an absurd figure in the Basil Fawlty mode, i.e. someone unsympathetic enough so that awful things can happen to him and it will be funny instead of tragic. But this strategy fails over the 80 minute course of the film, and I think it fails on purpose. There's a limit on the number of indignities you can root for, and by the climax even the cringe comedy has palled. Mind you, what the guy does is as hard to watch as what happens to him, but all things considered not a surprise.
On a lighter note, Goliath show a much stranger and more impressive side of Asian fetish porn than I've seen elsewhere.
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2. Fitz & the Tantrums - House on Fire
3. Sarah Vaughan - In Love in Vain
4. Beth Custer & the Joe Goode Performance Group - Take/Place Finale
5. Fairport Convention - Book Song
6. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
7. The Beatles - In My Life
8. Irma Thomas - Time is On My Side
9. Morphine - Free Love
10. Dave Van Ronk - Long John