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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

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

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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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Trivia

Charile's use of the word "damn" was cut out of the film though Burt Reynolds does recall recording the actual line. See more »

Goofs

Before Charlie goes to heaven, his pocket watch strap is red. When Charlie is on the dock right before he gets hit by the car, as Killer is trying to tie the blindfold on a singing Charlie, you see that Charlie's pocket watch strap is blue for that shot, then goes back to red the next. See more »

Quotes

Anne-Marie: You're not my friend... You're a bad dog!
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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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Hallelujah
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Sung by Candy Devine
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Bluth's most haunting, unusual, and powerfully poignant film.
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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