A despicable person is reincarnated as a dog in order to atone for his life's big mistakes.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Archie Channinng
Guardian Angel Sweeney
Dexter Pearlsley
Woodward Channing
Jessica Ferrarone ...
Joanne Channing
Megan Channing
Galvin Chapman ...
Brian Channing (as Galvin T. Chapman)
Security Guard Londo
Security Guard Pressle
Frank the Janitor
Dog Catcher Wally Sprigs
Policeman #1
Policeman #2
Angel #1


Archie is a rich and utterly despicable practical joker. He is one week away from playing a CD-ROM that will change the lives of his trusted manager, Dexter, and other employees forever when he is suddenly involved in a deadly accident. He quickly discovers that instead of entering Heaven's pearly gates, he is being sent back to Earth to clean up the mess he created. Since he has an absolute dislike for animals, especially dogs, it is quickly decided that he should be returned to Earth as a dog and not just any dog, mind you, but a fluffy white Pomeranian named Quigley. Sweeney, an "observing" guardian angel, will accompany him. He is the only person who will actually see the real Archie. Everyone else sees Quigley. He's given two very different assignments. One is to retrieve the CD-ROM before it's played and the other is to help his brother, Woodward, and his family, whom he hasn't talked to in years. Quigley (a very confused Archie) has much to do and little time to do it. Written by Anonymous

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Stopped from entering heaven's gates - He's sent back as a DOG to fix his mistakes


Comedy | Family


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3 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Daddy Dog Day  »

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Honestly the single greatest piece of cinema ever.
19 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So tonight my friends and I rented two amazing movies both starring the sensational Gary Busey, this movie and the wonderful Gingerdead Man and I just have to say this movie is not only hilarious, but beautiful as well. You really knew where the characters were coming from and could relate. I mean, when haven't any of us been in a situation like this. The movie was terrificly written, each line added a new twist to the film. Don't even get me started on the special effects...alright, i will get started. The only word that comes to mind is astounding. I've seen a lot of family movies in my life, but this one just takes the cake. I also really appreciated the underlying biblical references, although i thought they could have been more subtle. The ending was also great and I definitely hope they will do the right thing and make at least one sequel. This is up there not only as one of my favorite Gary Busey movies (Along with Point Break, Rookie of the Year, and of course, The Gingerdead Man), but one of my favorite movies ever. This movie touched my heart and I know if you watch it, it will change your life like it did mind. After watching this, i will never look at the world the same way again.

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