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For the Love of Benji (1977)

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Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.


Joe Camp


Joe Camp (screenplay), Joe Camp (original story) | 1 more credit »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Benji ... Benji (as Benjean)
Art Vasil Art Vasil ... Stelios
Allen Fiuzat Allen Fiuzat ... Paul
Patsy Garrett Patsy Garrett ... Mary
Cynthia Smith ... Cindy
Ed Nelson ... Chandler Dietrich
Catherine McClenry Catherine McClenry ... Airline Representative - U.S.
Anassis Vassilakidis Anassis Vassilakidis ... Ticket Agent
Dean Goss Dean Goss ... Man in Line
Tony Alatis Tony Alatis ... Greek Man
Kostas Kleftogiannis ... Airline Representative - Crete (as Costas Kleftovannis)
Michalis Lambrinos Michalis Lambrinos ... Man in Baggage Room
Peter Bowles ... Ronald
Bridget Armstrong ... Elizabeth
Valerios Megaloikonomov Valerios Megaloikonomov ... Policeman
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Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's happy. It's sad. It's exciting. It's suspense. It's Benji in a brand-new, tug-at-your-heart, love-every-minute-of-it kind of movie filmed in the beautiful setting of ancient Greece. See more »


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According to Peter Bowles' memoirs 'Bridget Armstong' was only cast because the original actress was fired because of her objection to the animal trainer methods. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the Doberman chases Benji just after Stelios falls over coming around the corner the music is different on the recent DVD release compared to a British television showing in the mid 90's. The music that was used on the TV version is not to be found on the CD ost, only the replaced music that is on the DVD version. See more »


Followed by Benji: Off the Leash! (2004) See more »


Sunshine Smiles
Music by Euel Box
Lyrics by Betty Box and Joe Camp
Performed by Charlie Rich
courtesy of EPIC Records
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User Reviews

Hug your puppy tightly and grab some hankies!!
12 March 1999 | by KimtaSee all my reviews

This is the ultimate family movie!! Benji, Super Dog extraordinaire, makes a howling appearance in this Ameri/Greek movie.

The family goes to vacation with their two dogs in Greece. Along the way, Benji gets implanted with a secret code by the evil Chandler Dietrich. Chandler befriends the family knowing that, without their trust and friendship, he won't be able to smuggle Benji away from them at the right time. What Chandler doesn't plan on is Benji getting lost en-route to Crete!!

Anyway, the film goes on sharing the antics of this tiny little dog-without-a-breed and casts him as a hero. To find out what happens to Benji and his adorable family, you'll just have to watch!

Benji movies are so much fun for children. If you have a pet in the family, whether a dog, cat, bird or hamster, your children are guaranteed to appreciate them more after seeing this film. There is no nudity, no hard-core language (in fact no swearing at all that I can remember), no violence, and no yucky stuff. It is a class A children's movie. Enjoy it with some popcorn and with Fido sitting close at hand!!

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English | Greek

Release Date:

10 June 1977 (USA) See more »

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Alla älskar Benji See more »

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Houston, Texas, USA See more »


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