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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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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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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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Trivia

Then name of the detective agency was "Browning and Shackleton Private Investigators". See more »

Goofs

After it's established that Alister Becket's birthday is March third, Benji remarks that it is six months passed (or six months away). Earlier, however, when scouting the scene of the crime, he looks at the desk calendar and sees that it's mid-October, so really Becket's birthday was less than five months ago or away. 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 »

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

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Song for Guy
written by Elton John
published by Joddrel Music
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A classic dog comedy
24 August 2006 | by DarkVulcan29See 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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