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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

A murdered detective must avenge his murder after he is reincarnated as a dog.

Director:

Joe Camp

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Browning
Benjean ... Benji a.k.a Browning
Jane Seymour ... Jackie
Omar Sharif ... Bart
Robert Morley ... Bernie
Stuart Germain Stuart Germain ... Higgins / Deaf Postie
Alan Sues ... Freddie
John Stride ... Alistair Becket
Donnelly Rhodes ... Montanero
Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Margaret
Margaret Courtenay ... Lady Chalmers
Richard Vernon ... Quimby Charles
Frank Williams ... Mr. Easton
Albin Pahernik Albin Pahernik ... Pelican Man
Susan Kellermann ... German Clerk
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Storyline

Browning is a PI with a bad cold, who's sent to investigate a case by a mysterious client.He stumbles across the body of a young woman and is stabbed to death, and when he wakes up in heaven, they tell him he's "marginal material," and they can only decide on his final destination through one last assignment: to go back and solve his own murder. As a dog. A cute fluffy little dog (Benji). Undaunted, Browning begins to investigate the case as best he can around his canine disabilities (dialing the phone presents a special challenge) to solve the murders, save the girl, and see justice done. Written by Kathy Li

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An adult tail of murder, mystery, and forbidden love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some mild scenes of violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, "outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage from this film were used in making the short feature Benji at Work (1980), a 30-minute documentary about the career of Benjean as a dog actor". See more »

Goofs

When Bart comes to hire Benjamin to set him up he throws the bunches of banknotes on the desk and they land in one nice pile. In the very next scene one of the packets is off to one side, however in the next scene they are in a nice pile again and no one has touched them in either scene. See more »

Quotes

Bart: Stop that animal! STOP THAT ANIMAL!
Deaf Postie: Stamps with animals? Yes, I believe we do... but you don't have to shout!
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Crazy Credits

After nearly all of the end titles have passed, "WOOF!" appears on the screen as the final title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrow Through Me
written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Wings
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User Reviews

Oh Heavenly Dog is funny.
11 September 2003 | by jkuhn01See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's got the cheesiest soundtrack (I'm pretty sure it's Paul McCartney and Wings), totally dating it that way, but it's got some pretty funny moments. Seeing Benji and having Chevy Chase involved in the same movie makes for all-around fun. Added bonus for those who like mysteries. This is a romance-mystery-comedy combo. Rent it.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh Heavenly Dog See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$323,320, 13 July 1980

Gross USA:

$6,216,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,216,067
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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