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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  17 November 1989 (USA)
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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:
Itchy Itchiford (voice)
Anne-Marie (voice)
Whippet Angel (voice)
Daryl Gilley ...
Dog Caster (voice)
Candy Devine ...
Vera (voice)
Killer (voice)
Carface (voice)
Rob Fuller ...
Harold (voice)
Earleen Carey ...
Kate (voice)
Anna Manahan ...
Stella Dallas (voice)
Nigel Pegram ...
Sir Reginald (voice)
Flo (voice)
King Gator (voice)
Godfrey Quigley ...
Terrier (voice)


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 <>

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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  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)


$27,100,027 (USA)

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On the soundtrack version of "Let Me Be Surprised", Charlie is heard saying "Damn that Carface, I'll kill him." but the "damn" part is removed in the movie (though Charlie still mouths the word) See more »


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 »


Carface: Charlie's alive, and I know he's got the girl. Killer, this is strike two. You're out.
Killer: No, boss! I have one more strike, boss! Honest!
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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 »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) See more »


What's Mine Is Yours
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Burt Reynolds
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Good 'dogs'
30 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I don't like a lot of animated movies, but I absolutely loved ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. I found it to be the most touching, funny, and enjoyable animated movie I have ever seen. Itchy was very funny and I loved Burt Reynolds as the voice of Charlie. He was great. I can't wait to buy the movie on DVD!!!

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