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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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Browning
Benjean ...
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
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Margaret
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Lady Chalmers
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Quimby Charles
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Mr. Easton
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Pelican Man
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German Clerk
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Storyline

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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11 July 1980 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Reference to Star Wars: The receptionist has curls like Princess Leia. 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

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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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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982) 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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One of my favorite movies
3 May 2007 | by (Sonoma County, CA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best things that Chevy was ever involved in. Although ninety five percent of his participation was only his voice, as he was killed off early in the movie, I thought that the movie was good, solid entertainment. Almost without exception, I've always seen the film badly panned by most critics and movie reviews, but I was really pleased to see that most folks who took the time to comment on IMDb were highly complimentary and reaffirmed that I was not wrong on this one. Maybe you just need to have a bit of imagination and a real love of animals, particularly dogs, to get all there is out of the movie. See it, enjoy it and then comment. Don't let poor reviewers keep you from the fun!


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