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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Fantasy  |  11 July 1980 (USA)
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Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client.He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in ... See full summary »

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Browning
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Benji a.k.a Browning
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Jackie
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Bart
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Bernie
Stuart Germain ...
Higgins / Deaf Postie
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Freddie
John Stride ...
Alistair Becket
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Montanero
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ...
Margaret
Margaret Courtenay ...
Lady Chalmers
Richard Vernon ...
Quimby Charles
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Mr. Easton
Albin Pahernik ...
Pelican Man
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German Clerk
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Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client.He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal material," and they can only decide on his final destination through one last assignment: to go back and solve his own murder. As a dog. A cute fluffy little dog (Benji). Undaunted, Browning begins to investigate the case as best he can around his canine disabilities (dialing the phone presents a special challenge) to solve the murders, save the girl, and see justice done. Written by Kathy Li

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Chevy Chase and Benji team up for big laughs in this tail of murder, mystery and puppy love. See more »


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Rated PG for language and some mild scenes of violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Beniamino segugio celeste  »

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Trivia

One of three 1980 Chevy Chase) movies first released in that year. The films, all comedies, were Caddyshack (1980), Oh Heavenly Dog (1980) and Seems Like Old Times (1980). See more »

Goofs

Benji couldn't have been listening to the woman at the gallery who mentioned the Senator "swooshing down the slopes" since it was established he was tied up in the car at the time. It is possible that he heard it if Jackie taped it, but it was never revealed that she was recording at the time. See more »

Quotes

Pelican Man: [takes a fish out of his mouth] I used to be a pelican, what were you?
Browning: [disgruntled] Jesus Christ!
Pelican Man: [in awe] Really?
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Crazy Credits

After nearly all of the end titles have passed, "WOOF!" appears on the screen as the final title. See more »

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Followed by Benji See more »

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Return to Paradise
written by Elton John and Gary Osborne
performed by Elton John & Gary Osborne (as Cary Osborn)
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Oh Heavenly Dog is funny.
11 September 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's got the cheesiest soundtrack (I'm pretty sure it's Paul McCartney and Wings), totally dating it that way, but it's got some pretty funny moments. Seeing Benji and having Chevy Chase involved in the same movie makes for all-around fun. Added bonus for those who like mysteries. This is a romance-mystery-comedy combo. Rent it.


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