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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

A murdered detective must avenge his murder after he is reincarnated as a dog.

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Benji a.k.a Browning (as Benjean)
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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 agente segreto  »

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$6,216,067
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Debut produced screenplay of Rod Browning. See more »

Goofs

After it's established that Alister Becket's birthday is March third, Benji remarks that it is six months passed (or six months away). Earlier, however, when scouting the scene of the crime, he looks at the desk calendar and sees that it's mid-October, so really Becket's birthday was less than five months ago or away. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: What're you doing here?
Browning: Having cough medicine, what're you doing here?
Jackie: This isn't cough medicine, it's brandy.
Browning: So I lied.
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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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Featured in Benji at Work (1980) See more »

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Song for Guy
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Like mixing mustard with milk.
30 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Chevy Chase and back in 1974, I actually liked the first Benji movie.

But then again, I was only 11 at the time. When I saw it again as an adult, I realized it was a super sappy sentimental anomaly for dog lovers, with bad acting, apparently filmed through whatever filter they used for Doris Day movies. Not sure if it was to hide the dog's dingle berries, or the fact that the housekeeper looked like Hell ran a demonic wrinkle tractor over her face. But regardless, I liked it as a kid.

I've also always like Chevy Chase since the 70's, his work on SNL and almost all of his movies... except this one.

So how can they combine 2 things I like and come up with something as repulsive as this movie? It's like mixing milk and mustard. Separately, they are good, but when combined they are used to induce vomiting. This movie has the same effect, 2 worlds that just shouldn't have been combined.


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