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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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Chickie Devlin
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Steve
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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  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,667,684 (USA)
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A scene with Bunny shown in the trailer did not make it into the theatrical release. It shows her throwing raw hamburger onto a window which Bingo is looking out with her saying, "raw meat". The context for this joke is unclear. See more »

Goofs

Chuckie follows four kids on his bike to the river jump. He stops and they go on without him. When he goes back and finally jumps, the tracks left by the other boys in the mud are different. See more »

Quotes

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ON WISCONSIN
Written by Carl D. Beck (as Carl Beck) & William T. Purdy (as W.T. Purdy)
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For Dog Lovers of all Ages!
29 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bingo is a great kids' movie, especially for kids that love dogs. I loved it so much as a child that I named one of my dogs Bingo.

Bingo is an adorable mutt who lives with a circus. After his fear of fire messes up a circus act he is thrown out of the circus and runs off to the woods. While there he finds a lonely boy named Chuckie, who fell off his bike and passed out. Chuckie sneaks his new friend home and they have all sorts of fun, skateboarding, playing video games, and even doing homework. But Chuckie can't keep Bingo a secret from his family for long, and Bingo is left behind when Chuckie's family moves across the country. Bingo then makes it his mission to follow and find Chuckie. Along the way he encounters good guys, bad guys and…weird guys as he tries to find his best friend and save the day!

Bingo is corny. It's nothing new. But it's cute, it's charming, and it's entertaining for kids. Along with that, it's not so childish that parents will want to destroy the DVD. I even find myself enjoying it as an adult. It's definitely better than most children's movies made now (like the "Buddies" series), so give it a look.


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