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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

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)
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Sir Reginald (voice)
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Flo (voice)
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King Gator (voice)
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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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$13,800,000 (estimated)

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$27,100,027 (USA)
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Trivia

The film's title came from a book read to Don Bluth's fourth grade class in school, and he resisted suggestions to change it, stating he liked how "provocative" it sounded, and how people reacted to the title alone. See more »

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When Charlie is in dog heaven he is getting his hand stamped for the life book. The pages are different in two shots. See more »

Quotes

King Gator: What do you call that voice, little fella? Is that a baritone or a tenor?
Charlie: It's a...
King Gator: Oh, I don't care. It's just you and me.
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King Gator: Let's make music together / Let's make sweet harmony...
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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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Soundtracks

Love Survives
Main Title Song
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn, and Michael Lloyd
Performed by Irene Cara and Freddie Jackson
Produced by Michael Lloyd and David Franco (executive)
Freddie Jackson's performance courtesy of Capitol Records
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One of the most memorable cartoons ever made, should never be forgotten
10 February 2005 | by (someplace) – See all my reviews

All Dogs Go To Heaven is a movie that I have always liked. When I was a kid, I used to watch this every other day. It is underrated if you look at its IMDb rating and the comments of many people in general. This isn't a bad movie like many say, it is a very good movie. This is good and your kids will probably like it. Even though it's rated G, some parents may find this to be a bit violent. It is actually a pretty dark story, where the dogs are similar to mobsters who are involved in gambling, extortion, and even cold blooded murder. The movie follows a dog named Charlie who had escaped from the pound, is killed by his old friend, goes to heaven, but ends up coming back to earth. Many younger kids watching this movie may feel as though they are watching a big kids movie.

There are some scenes that may scare little kids, but I'm sure they'll do fine. Every time I watch this movie, it reminds me of when I was a little kid. I'm sure everyone has a movie that reminds them of when they were younger, this is the movie that makes me feel that way. The performances from Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise are great, and this is the last movie that a little girl named Judith Barsi was in. Unfortunately, she was killed at a young age, which is a shame because she had so much potential and didn't deserve what happened. Now that I know her story, I can't watch this movie the same way anymore because her voice sounds so sad.

The animation in this movie is great, the voice work is great, and the story is good, but a little bit different from many other kids movies. This was popular at the time of its release, but was over shadowed by Disney's mega popular The Little Mermaid. This is a movie that isn't conceived as well by adults, but if you're a kid, or if you grew up with this movie as a kid, then I'm sure you will enjoy watching it.


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