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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,100,027 (USA)
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Trivia

During the scene where Charlie is almost shot by Carface, he and Anne-Marie pass by "Bluth's Bakery" - a reference to director Don Bluth. See more »

Goofs

After Itchy asks for directions to 402 Maple St. from another dog, he runs down a street that leads off-screen, but he disappears from the screen before he leaves it. See more »

Quotes

Carface: Killer, take Charlie out back for the big surprise.
Killer: Surprise? What surprise, boss?
Carface: The big...
[Does throat-slashing gesture]
Carface: ...surprise.
Killer: [pours a mess of ketchup on his sandwich like blood on his hand] Oh, you mean that surprise?
[Killer faints with his hand still up]
Carface: [taps ashes out of his cigar onto the sandwich] You moron.
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Crazy Credits

The credits, featuring a choral symphony, are interrupted by Charlie, who complains that just because "we're all dead doesn't mean the music has to be." The heavenly whippet (Melba Moore, a gospel singer) agrees, and a rollicking gospel rendition begins. A scene featuring Carface and the heavenly whippet shows Carface stealing his own watch as Charlie did, with the whippet chasing him. Charlie appears, and coyly says, "He'll be back", and winks at the camera. See more »

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Referenced in After Lately: All Dogs Go to Heather (2013) See more »

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Soon You'll Come Home
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Sung by Lana Beeson
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Sweet and memorable.
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a little girl (and my dad owned a video store), this was among my favorite movies. I hadn't heard much about it since then, nor did I really remember anything about it, it having been forgotten in the wake of Don Bluth's other, probably better films. I managed to track it down a few weeks ago, however, and was pleasantly surprised again. Set in New Orleans in the 1930s, the animation is delightful and the songs are memorable. There are a few goofs in continuity if you look hard enough, but they generally don't detract from the storyline, which leaves you smiling (and maybe even a little misty-eyed, if you are a lover of animals). The characters are believable (maybe even a little too grown-up for younger watchers), as well. Two paws up, and for those of you who haven't seen it in a while, definitely worth a re-watch.


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