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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

Writer:

Rod Browning

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Browning
Benji ... Benji a.k.a Browning (as Benjean)
Jane Seymour ... Jackie
Omar Sharif ... Bart
Robert Morley ... Bernie
Stuart Germain Stuart Germain ... Higgins / Deaf Postie
Alan Sues ... Freddie
John Stride 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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Chevy Chase and Benji team up for big laughs in this tail of murder, mystery and puppy 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beniamino agente segreto See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,216,067
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut produced screenplay of Rod Browning. 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

Higgins: This is not a wedding ceremony, Mr. Browning. You are not obligated to repeat everything I say.
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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 Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Song for Guy
written by Elton John
published by Joddrel Music
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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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