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Bingo (1991)

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A runaway circus dog befriends a young boy who has trouble fitting in with his friends.

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Natalie Devlin
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Chuckie Devlin
David French ...
Chickie Devlin
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Lennie
Joe Guzaldo ...
Eli
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Duke
Janet Wright ...
Waitress
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Four Eyes
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Ginger
Simon Webb ...
Steve
Tamsin Kelsey ...
Bunny
Norman Browning ...
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Defense Attorney
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Motorcycle Cop
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Storyline

When Bingo, a runaway circus dog who leaves the big top, saves the life of Chuckie, a young boy who is having trouble fitting in with his pals. The two quickly become best friends-skateboarding, playing pinball, and doing math homework together. But Chuckie's parents discover the stowaway pooch, and make no bones about the fact that Bingo will not accompany them on thier cross-country move. What follows next is a heart warming 1000 mile adventure of puppy love and loyalty as Bingo and Chuckie encounter nutty charcters and hilarious situations in thier quest to be reunited. Dog catchers, kidnappers, hospitalsmand even prison cant keep the two misfits apart! Written by Uber Minion

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Thrown Out of the Circus. Separated From His Only Friend. Accused of a Crime He Didn't Commit.... This Shouldn't Happen To a Dog, But it Did. See more »


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Release Date:

9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bingo - Kuck mal, wer da bellt  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,667,684 (USA)
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Trivia

The two terriers at Duke's, Magic and Snickers, are related to the dog Higgins from the film Benji (1974). See more »

Goofs

When Bingo makes it to Green Bay and is in the bar, he uses a phone book. The area code is 661 which not for Green Bay but for California's Kern County. See more »

Quotes

Eli Smith: I can't believe you. Here we are trapped like idiots and all you can think of is pressing that stupid button.
Lennie Smith: You're not my boss.
[clicks bomb remote while singing]
Lennie Smith: Now he's hamburger.
[clicks remote]
Lennie Smith: Now he's not.
[clicks remote]
Lennie Smith: Now he's hamburger.
[clicks remote]
Lennie Smith: Now he's not.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Geek Maggot Bingo (2011) See more »

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BINGO
Performed by Joey Scarbury (as Joey Scarbari)
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Don't take this film seriously...it's a satire!
23 September 2001 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I've noticed from some of the reviews here and from remarks made by a number of my friends who have seen this movie that far too many people seem to be judging this movie as a children's film. Strange as it may seem this film isn't a kids film, nor is it a documentary, it's not a sickly-sweet boy loves dog movie either, this has got to be one of the most scathing satires ever made. The film lumps together elements borrowed from "Lassie", "Rin Tin Tin", "The littlest Hobo", "Skippy the bush kangaroo" and many more and then gleefully turns them all on their head in a brilliant parody. Unfortunately too many people see only a kids film and judge it on that basis when in reality it is a movie aimed at adults poking fun at the films those self same adults enjoyed as children. My only criticism is that the movie seems to have missed its intended target. Either the director and screen writers misjudged their audience or the audience are misjudging the film. What a pity as this movie is a pure gem.


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