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C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

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A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Foster
Ralph Norton
Ken Sharp
Mrs. Flower
Mr. Gibbs
Robert Q. Lewis ...
Austin Willis ...
Head Engineer
William Flatley ...
1st Engineer
Dinah Anne Rogers ...
2nd Engineer
James Reynolds ...
Joe Baker ...
Storage Foreman (as Joe E. Baker)
Phil Adams ...
1st Hood


A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.

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A computerized canine who'll "short circuit" his way into your heart. See more »


Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

21 December 1979 (USA)  »

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C.H.O.M.P.S.  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film was the first of a proposed film deal with Hanna-Barbera and American International Pictures. Joseph Barbera approached his friend Samuel Z. Arkoff about producing live-action films, although Barbera's partner William Hanna and other people working at Hanna-Barbera were none too eager to venture into anything outside of animation. Arkoff was enthusiastic about the ideas presented by Barbera, and planned on doing 9 films together, "C.H.O.M.P.S." being the first. However, due to creative differences, and the resulting film's anemic box-office performance, the film deal between Hanna-Barbera and AIP was canceled. See more »


Referenced in Overnight Delivery (1998) See more »

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Bertinelli has little to do in this crime fighting parody.
15 June 2003 | by (Mamaroneck,New York,USA) – See all my reviews

In this spoof of crime fighting gadgetry and corrupt business execs.Wesley Euire(Best rememebed as "Will Marshall"on the 1970's version of The Kroft Bros.and NBC TV's"Land Of The Lost Show!")creates a bioonic dog.Which he programs to protect property and people from intruders.A large crime wave hits the city and Euire tries to impress his not too understanding boss:"Mr.Norton"(played by former "Maude"and "Different Strokes"actor:Conraid Bain)with his new invention.His efforts are not too well received by "Mr.Norton"(Mr.Bain).But it takes some crooked doings by Bain's competitor(played delightfully by the late Mr.Jim Backus)and his two bumbling hencemen(played by the equally delightful Chuck McCann and Red Buttons)and alot of persuation from Bain's Daughter"Casey"(Valerie Bertinelli)to get Bain to ultilize Mr.Euire's crime fighting dog device.Bertinelli's performances are sadly limited to a few scenes .Where she fights with her onscreen father(Mr.Bain)to get him to use "Chomps"and she bills and coos with Mr.Euire.Other than these minors sequences.The rest of the film centers on Euire's attemps to get his device to work right.And the bumbling capers of Messers:McCann,Backus and Buttons are the real stars of this minor film comedy from Cartoon producers:The Late Mr.William Hanna and Mr.Joesph Barbera.

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