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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

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

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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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Chevy Chase and Benji team up for big laughs in this tail of murder, mystery and puppy love. See more »


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Rated PG for language and some mild scenes of violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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11 July 1980 (USA)  »

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$6,216,067
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The nicknames of Benjamin Browning (Chevy Chase), mentioned at the end of the movie, were "BJ" and "Benji". The latter is a reference to Chase's canine co-star Benji. See more »

Goofs

Benji couldn't have been listening to the woman at the gallery who mentioned the Senator "swooshing down the slopes" since it was established he was tied up in the car at the time. It is possible that he heard it if Jackie taped it, but it was never revealed that she was recording at the time. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: What're you doing here?
Browning: Having cough medicine, what're you doing here?
Jackie: This isn't cough medicine, it's brandy.
Browning: So I lied.
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After nearly all of the end titles have passed, "WOOF!" appears on the screen as the final title. See more »

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Return to Paradise
written by Elton John and Gary Osborne
performed by Elton John & Gary Osborne (as Cary Osborn)
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A classic dog comedy
24 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of my favorite dog films of all time and it still is to this day. None of those Kidd dog films, come close to this classic. It begins with an American Private Detective(Chevy Chase) who is living in London, is murdered while on a case. When he gets to purgatory, he is told that in order for him to get into heaven, he must go back on earth to solve his own murder. But becomes surprised he has to go back in the body of a cute dog(Benji). He does not like it, but makes the best out the rough situation. He gets help from a beautiful writer(Jane Seymour) who is writing a book on the case. Chevy Chase and Benji are perfect. Chases voice over and Benjis reactions are funny to watch. A fun comedy mystery to enjoy for a lifetime.


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