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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

 -  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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Montanero
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Lady Chalmers
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Quimby Charles
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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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An adult tail of murder, mystery, and forbidden 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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11 July 1980 (USA)  »

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Beniamino segugio celeste  »

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Trivia

The nicknames of Benjamin Browning (Chevy Chase), mentioned at the end of the movie, were "BJ" and "Benji". The latter is a reference to Chase's canine co-star actor / character Benji. 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 »

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Higgins: This is not a wedding ceremony, Mr. Browning. You are not obligated to repeat everything I say.
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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 Takes a Dive at Marineland (1981) See more »

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Return to Paradise
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performed byElton John & Cary Osborn
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A Classic
27 July 2005 | by (Tillamook, Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was 8 years old. We had just gotten our cable, which was a big treat back in 1982. I use to get the program guide and mark all the times "Oh Heavenly Dog" was on. I became a bit obsessed with this movie. There was something about how goofy and sad Chevy Chase's character appealed to me. I was so intrigued by the beauty and elegance of Jane Seymour's presence. When you combine the two in the movie, everything seemed to fall into place. It was simple and honest. The movie isn't a dramatic masterpiece but its not crap either! As a child and as an adult I still feel the same way. This movie is a warm fuzzy. It is fun to watch, has a good plot and I really like the songs in the opening and ending. It's a classic. Somewhat an unknown among many, but a favorite of mine.


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