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When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again. Written by
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The movie's title is derived from a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson: "You think those dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you they will be there long before any of us." See more »
When Charlie is killed the first time by the car it is pushed down a hill. There are no hills in New Orleans. See more »
[thinking Charlie's a ghost]
Take my 9 piece ratchet set, my oil tin! Don't go away without my Rolls Royce hood ornament!
[hits Charlie on the head with it]
Please, I've got a bad back! Ah, don't touch!
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The opening credits are interspersed with Charlie and Itchy's breakout from the pound. See more »
Bluth's most haunting, unusual, and powerfully poignant film.
I loved this film when I was little. Today at 17 it is one of my all time favorite animated films. Beautiful animation and appealing characters are just two of the things to like about this film. Although many people might not enjoy some of the songs, most of them are well-done and go along with the story. It focuses on Charlie, a roguish handsome German Shepard who may seem unlikable to some at first... but eventually will win you over.
Not a kiddie film by any means. Often very dark and frightening at times. A treat for Don Bluth fans and animation buffs. But do keep a tissue in handy. ADGTH never fails to make me cry and will do the same for those who are movie sensitive. Arguably one of the greatest non-Disney animated films of all time. Along with Watership Down and My Neighbor Totoro.
BOTTOM LINE: A heavenly masterpiece.
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