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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

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A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

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Itchy Itchiford (voice)
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Anne-Marie (voice)
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Whippet Angel (voice)
Daryl Gilley ...
Dog Caster (voice)
Candy Devine ...
Vera (voice)
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Killer (voice)
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Carface (voice)
Rob Fuller ...
Harold (voice)
Earleen Carey ...
Kate (voice)
Anna Manahan ...
Stella Dallas (voice)
Nigel Pegram ...
Sir Reginald (voice)
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Flo (voice)
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King Gator (voice)
Godfrey Quigley ...
Terrier (voice)
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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But not all dogs stay there!


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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todos los perros van al cielo  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,100,027 (USA)
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The scene involving Charlie in Hell was trimmed by MGM to avoid a possible PG rating, However Don Bluth owns a private version of the film uncut that has never been released on home media. See more »

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Charlie brings pizza to Flo and her pups. Pizza would have been unknown in New Orleans in 1939. It did not become popular all over the United States until after World War II. See more »

Quotes

Anne-Marie: [singing] All I have is a picture in my mind of how it would be, if we were together... Let's pretend that you're far away, let's say you write to me. And you promise in your letter, that you'll come home! Come home, to my heart. And when we're together, we can never be apart. If I keep dreaming of you, make believe that it's true; then soon you'll come home. Home to my heart! Soon you'll come home, home to my heart! If I believe!
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The opening credits are interspersed with Charlie and Itchy's breakout from the pound. See more »


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Hallelujah
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Sung by Candy Devine
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Such a tear-jerker
7 September 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie with my friends when we were 4 years old, but the weird thing is that I never watched it after that. The other day I was babysitting and my cousin never saw All Dogs Go To Heaven so we rented both movies and watched them together today and he really loved these movies. So many memories came back watching this movie once again and I have to admit I even cried a little. I'm 22 years old and the ending still gets to me. All Dogs Go To Heaven is one of the most touching animated films and I'm shocked honestly by this rating of 5.8, I thought this movie would bring back good memories for others as well. I admit the animation was a bit typical but the story is just so charming and fun.

Charlie is a gambling dog who gets killed by another gambling dog, Carface. But when Charlie wants revenge he comes back to Earth with a watch that can't stop ticking or that's the end of his life again. When he and his best friend, Itchy, look for Carface and spy on him they find out how Carface gets all his money, he has a little orphan girl who talks to animals and finds out who is going to win the races. Charlie takes the girl, Ann-Marie, and makes fake promises in order to get the money. But he ends up learning that maybe he should put Ann-Marie first before himself when Carface goes back to him with a vengeance.

All Dogs Go To Heaven is the perfect family film, it's not Disney, but this is an excellent family film to watch. Not to mention that it's just so cute and touching. I know it's ridicules and some people call me crazy, but this movie for me when I was a kid made me believe that dogs have souls. How could they not? They're just so loving, and I think I'm going to cry again. But anyways, I would just recommend this movie for anyone, it's a fun movie to watch.

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