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Benji the Hunted (1987)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family  |  19 June 1987 (USA)
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Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident - can he survive ?

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Benjean ...
Benji
Frank Inn ...
Himself
Red Steagall ...
Hunter
Nancy Francis ...
Mary Beth McLaulin
Joe Camp ...
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Steve Zanolini ...
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Mike Francis ...
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Karen Thorndike ...
Countdown (voice)
Guy Hovis ...
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Ben Morgan ...
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In this children film Benji the Hunted, the show dog Benji is lost at sea and winds up in the wilderness of Oregon to fend for himself. Benji's one and only plan is to get back into his master's arms as soon as possible, until he finds four orphaned cougar kittens whose mother was shot by a hunter. Now his ultimate task is to get the four orphaned kittens into the care of another mother cougar with her single child while avoiding the threatening animals of the wild. Written by commanderblue

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Benji's Back! In the most exciting adventure of his life!

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Adventure | Family

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19 June 1987 (USA)  »

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Benji la malice  »

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$22,257,624 (USA)
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Grizzly bears and wolves are not found in Oregon. See more »

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After the credits are over, a still of Benji appears and the text reads "woof." See more »

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Too Many Yesterdays
Music by Betty Box and Euel Box
Lyrics by Joe Camp
Performed by Guy Hovis
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a number of times. Just happened to come upon again this past weekend and I was really not in the mood for a tear jerker, but I sat back and watched it again.

What a wonderful film. The dedication that went into the training of these animals and the time it must of took.

This film tells a wonderful story of a mutt with love in his heart and the courage to take over a situation that would be very hard for the rest of us to do.

Some of us can't take care of and protect our own children sometimes, imagine getting four more kids added onto your waist belt and then having to protect them from predators that walk on four legs with giant fangs or slide upon the ground in quiet with poison in their mouths. Never mind the two legged predators you would have to deal with. Then there is Mother Nature and the other elements of the forest to worry about. Then food - oh my goodness. This little dogs heart is the size of the Earth. Thank you Benji. Thank you for teaching me a little something for when I have kids.


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