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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:
Robert Q. Lewis ...
Austin Willis ...
William Flatley ...
1st Engineer
Dinah Anne Rogers ...
2nd Engineer
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Joe Baker ...
Storage Foreman (as Joe E. Baker)
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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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When it comes to home security, he's the top dog! 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. El super perro  »

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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 »


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Good fun for kids
28 April 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

C.H.O.M.P.S. isn't the greatest kid-geared film made, but it is a lot of fun to watch. It's especially fun if you're a dog lover. The idea of a robotic home-security dog that follows number-based commands may have been a bit far-fetched in 1979, but it could be an actuality in the near future. Aside from one serious curse word ("s***", which is why it's rated PG) spoken in the mind of a neighboring dog, C.H.O.M.P.S. is harmless, less violent, & more imaginative than most "children" films nowadays. Yes, it is dopey, but what the heck - it's a cute film for kids & doesn't try to be anything else. Simple, innocent entertainment. The dog is cuddly, the acting is mediocre (several then TV stars are in it - Jim Backus, Conrad Bains, the guy from Land of the Lost, Valerie Bertinelli, Red Buttons, etc.), but it's an enjoyable film if your expectations aren't too high. Give it a chance.

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