A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.

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The first movie about the famous golden mutt. Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes of their parents. When the children are kidnapped, however, the parents and the police are at a loss to find them. Only Benji can track them down, but will he be in time? If he can save the day, he may just find the permanent home he's been longing for. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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At last! A motion picture that just plain makes you feel good!


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17 October 1974 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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$39,552,600 (USA)
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Final film of Frances Bavier. See more »

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The opening scene shows Cindy missing her two front teeth. The second scene, representing the next morning, shows her teeth full grown. Later in the movie, they are at different stages of partial-growth. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Is Benji here yet?
Mary: Yes, Benji's here yet.
Paul: [calling out the kitchen door] Cindy, he's here.
Mary: Well he won't be here for long if you don't stop that yelling. You know what happens if your father walks in.
Paul: I don't think Dad understands about us and Benji.
Mary: I don't think you understand what an understatement you just made.
Paul: What's understatement mean?
Mary: It means don't yell down the hall.
Cindy: [entering the kitchen] Where's Benji?
Mary: Don't yell in the kitchen, do you want your father in here?
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Soundtracks

Benji's Theme (I Feel Love)
Music by Euel Box
Lyrics by Euel Box and Betty E. Box (as Betty Box)
Performed by Charlie Rich
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OUTSTANDING!!
25 July 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I remember when I was a kid, I used to watch this movie over and over. It was probably my favorite movie. I stopped watching it for quite a while and not too long ago I decided to rent it again just to see if it was as good as I remembered. It was! The acting was pretty bad, but Benji's acting seemed even better. He has got to be the most talented dog ever to hit the screen. I think Joe Camp did a fantastic job. His directing with Benji makes it seem as if you can feel exactly what Benji is feeling. I think it is a fantastic film and that all children should watch it. How could you resist that dog's adorable face.


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