After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rumbo (voice)
Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
Federico Pacifici ...
Jane, Tom's Secretary
Night Guard
Bart Hansard ...
Day Guard
Deborah Hobart ...
Libby Whittemore ...
Libby, the Housekeeper


After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.

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Unleash your imagination... and come along on a magical journey. Follow him home. See more »


Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kutyavilág  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$3,987,649 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Asian man, who feeds the pups at the beginning of the film is speaking Vietnamese. He says, "You must be hungry. Eat a lot so you can grow up." See more »


There isn't very much glass after Jeff's crash considering the whole windshield was broken out See more »


Rumbo: Hey. Hey! What's going on?
Young Fluke: I guess I was dreaming.
Rumbo: You were what?
Young Fluke: Uh, dreaming. I was seeing pictures inside my head.
Rumbo: Pictures ain't got no business being inside your head. Next time you just growl and chase 'em away.
Young Fluke: Rumbo, have you always been a dog?
Rumbo: What you talkin' about? What else could I have been?
Young Fluke: I don't know. A human.
Rumbo: A two-legger? Me?
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References Memphis Belle (1990) See more »


The Pink Panther Theme
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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An Emotional Journey full of intellectual lessons of life!
24 December 2002 | by (manchester, chorlton) – See all my reviews

'Fluke' isn't my favourite film, but it comes close. (Powder is my favourite movie) Usually a lot of animal movies come out with crazy and over the top antics, but this one, this is different, it has quite a unique and interesting plot, not just the average animal movie plot about a 'kid and his dog'. Oh No, 'Fluke' is different, its a lot more special than that. I cannot say that there aren't mistakes, but still when you watch you can feel the magic of the movie and you don't really notice anything wrong with it. Anyway, this is a very weepy film; it is bound to make you cry, if you are either a sensitive adult or a child. This film made me cry about three times, but then again I am a very soppy person when is comes to weepy movies of any kind.

If your wandering if its worthy of your viewing then I'll tell you now, it is completely and utterly worthy of anyone's viewing. If you see it in a video store and you haven't rented it out before, then rent it out, watch it, it's a brilliant film. The animal actors are superb, and I just loved this film, real tearjerker. Well I'm going to stop repeating myself and let you decide on your opinion on it. See it's a top movie! Oh and one more thing, the message in this film is quite a common message that is portrayed in a lot of films but the way this film does it, is very unique and powerful. Thanks for reading this!

9 out 10


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