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Benji the Hunted (1987)

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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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Ben Vaughn ...
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Karen Thorndike ...
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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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Follows Benji at Work (1980) See more »

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Too Many Yesterdays
Music by Betty E. Box and Euel Box
Lyrics by Joe Camp
Performed by Guy Hovis
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A heart-warming experience
15 August 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Benji the Hunted is a movie that will surely bring a warm joy to animal lovers. The biggest strength of the movie is the detailed portrayal of emotions by the animal star-cast. It is nearly impossible to miss the perfection with which director Joe Camp captures even tiny details like the trembling legs of cougar kittens that followed Benji, the innocence of their faces, or even their spontaneous playful nature. The movie is not about Benji performing breath-taking complicated maneuvers to save the day, rather how Benji faces the day-to-day challenges of living in the wild with the added responsibility of four orphaned cougar kittens. The challenges of the wild are plentiful, enough to keep your eyes hooked to the screen. Yet it's not a fast-paced thriller which would have cost the movie its credibility as a realistic one. The human actors in the movie have very limited role, and the director wastes no time in bundling them out of limelight. Benji again emerges as a hero, showing a big "human" heart, and the message of peace and non-violence is very effectively communicated in the movie. The background score is average, yet does its job efficiently by not distracting the audience from the movie. It is a family movie suitable for all age groups, and a recommended watch for all animal lovers.


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