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11 July 1980 (USA) See more »
Chevy Chase and Benji team up for big laughs in this tail of murder, mystery and puppy love. See more »
A murdered detective must avenge his murder after he is reincarnated as a dog. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chevy Chase ... Browning
Benji ... Benji a.k.a Browning (as Benjean)

Jane Seymour ... Jackie

Omar Sharif ... Bart

Robert Morley ... Bernie
Stuart Germain ... Higgins / Deaf Postie

Alan Sues ... Freddie
John Stride ... Alistair Becket

Donnelly Rhodes ... Montanero

Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Margaret

Margaret Courtenay ... Lady Chalmers

Richard Vernon ... Quimby Charles

Frank Williams ... Mr. Easton
Albin Pahernik ... Pelican Man

Susan Kellermann ... German Clerk
Lorenzo Music ... Carlton
Marguerite Corriveau ... Patricia Elliot
Harry Hill ... Jeffrey Edgeware
David Samain ... Postie No. 1

Neil Affleck ... Postie No. 2
Gerald Iles ... Patricia's Doorman
Jennifer Foote ... Lady with Dog
Joe Camp ... Mover No. 1
Dan Witt ... Mover No. 2
Jérôme Tiberghien ... Taxi Driver
Norman Taviss ... Elderly Man
George E. Zeeman ... Elderly Lady's Driver
Wendy Dawson ... Autograph Lady
Jeannette Casenave ... Gallery Woman
Gayle Garfinkle ... Puzzled Lady
Doris Malcolm ... Elderly Lady
Mary Rathbone ... Umbrella Lady
Steve Michaels ... Maitre D'
Henry Hardy ... Admirer Man
Derek Osborne ... Policeman
Steven Lanthier ... Policeman
John Lefebvre ... Policeman
Kay Tremblay ... Lady Hermione

Derek Cracknell ... Lady Hermione's Driver
Tony Angelo ... Floor Supervisor
Eric Zajdman ... Heavenite No. 2
Eric Laliberte ... Glass Delivery Man No. 1
Derek Copeland ... Glass Delivery Man No. 2
Una Kay ... Well Dressed Lady No. 1
Victoria Kogan ... Well Dressed Lady No. 2
Jean-Guy Beauchard ... Beer Delivery Man
Natalie Monet ... Octavia Sister
Carine Fiszauf ... Octavia Sister
Victor Désy ... Jackie's Doorman
Philip Spensley ... Swishy Guy
Debbie Gordon ... Pamela Natwick
Garrett Lewis ... Pamela Natwick Man No. 1
Peter Cowper ... Pamela Natwick Man No. 2
David Maltby ... Gallery Man
June Ainley ... Becket's Secretary

Directed by
Joe Camp 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rod Browning 

Produced by
Joe Camp .... producer
Dan Witt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Euel Box 
Frank Denson 
Cinematography by
Don Reddy 
Film Editing by
Steve R. Moore 
Leon Seith 
Casting by
Ruth Conforte 
Rose Tobias Shaw 
Production Design by
Garrett Lewis 
Art Direction by
George Richardson 
Set Decoration by
Kimberley Richardson 
Costume Design by
Michael Dennison 
Maggie Wilson 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hair stylist
Jimi White .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raymond Becket .... first assistant director: second unit
Raymond Becket .... second assistant director
Derek Cracknell .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alain Giguère .... scenic painter
Emil Glassbourg .... property master
Michael Hagen .... scenic charge (uncredited)
Marcel Zalme .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Colin Charles .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Richard Adee .... special effects (as Richie Adee)
Michael Bird .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Grenier .... dolly grip
Serge Grenier .... key grip
Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer
Jim Bob Russell .... still photographer
Don Stott .... gaffer
Casting Department
Jordan Deitcher .... casting: Canada
Editorial Department
Cate Hardman .... associate editor
Location Management
David Maltby .... location manager
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Anthony Milch .... music editor
Other crew
Pia Arnold .... production secretary
Nikki Clapp .... script supervisor
Frank Inn .... dog trainer
Juanita Inn .... dog trainer
Nina Saxon .... title designer

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Rated PG for language and some mild scenes of violence and sensuality
103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1986) | USA:PG | West Germany:6
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Second of three "Benji" cinema movies where Benji the dog was played by the female canine Benji. The first was For the Love of Benji (1977) and the third was Benji the Hunted (1987).See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
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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Song for GuySee more »


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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Classic, 27 July 2005
Author: Karianne McDaniel from Tillamook, Oregon USA

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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