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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

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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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heaven | dog | girl | revenge | animal | See more »

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But not all dogs stay there!


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Release Date:

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

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 »

Goofs

When Carface discovers the girl is gone, he's riding a very crudely made vehicle simulator. At one point, he squeezes the horn on the side, which quite visibly honks, but no sound comes out. See more »

Quotes

Stella Dallas: [horse race, runs to Sir Reginald] Yoo-hoo! Reginald! Excuse me!
Sir Reginald: [chuckles] Oh! Splendid! Hello, Stella. Jolly good day for a race, of course.
Stella Dallas: [sweetly] Oh, yes. But Reginald, honey - and I do have to hate to rain on your parade - but did you know...
[different, angry, stern tone]
Stella Dallas: ...it's the Grand Chawhee's birthday?
Sir Reginald: [chuckles] Oh, really? You don't...
[loses his monocle and goes awestruck]
Sir Reginald: Oh! I'm terribly sorry.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are interspersed with Charlie and Itchy's breakout from the pound. See more »


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You Can't Keep a Good Dog Down
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise
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It made me feel
3 September 2004 | by (Haifa, Israel) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie when I was young, and I remembered it as one of the first films I have truly liked that was not an action movie or a comedy. So, in my later years I decided to watch it again and see if it was just nostalgia or was there really something in that movie. To my surprise, the movie held to my every expectations. It's a great movie. Emotional in the right amount, some jokes, nice songs (not great though, and that actually explains why I did not remember it was a musical) and all in all a great use to my time. I was surprised because the last movies from my childhood that I have revisited did not even pass my minimal demands of a decent movie and yet this movie, which I first saw in the second grade, made me cry today just like it made me cry then. Maybe that's because my dog died recently and maybe not, but the important thing is that it made me feel, and that's why filmmakers make films (that and the money, of course). Yes, there are continuity glitches. Yes, the script has holes, but it doesn't matter. The movie itself is fun and smart. So don't be fooled by cynical people who always look for the bad things in life, because nothing is perfect, and this movie gets a 10 not because it is perfect. It gets 10 simply because it made me feel.


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