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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Browning
... Benji a.k.a Browning (as Benjean)
... Jackie
... Bart
... Bernie
Stuart Germain ... Higgins / Deaf Postie
... Freddie
John Stride ... Alistair Becket
... Montanero
... Margaret
... Lady Chalmers
... Quimby Charles
... Mr. Easton
Albin Pahernik ... Pelican Man
... 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 »


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Beniamino agente segreto  »

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$6,216,067
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the streets seen in this detective-mystery movie was Rathbone Street. The name was a reference to Basil Rathbone, who had portrayed Sherlock Holmes on-screen several times in movies. 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

Pelican Man: [takes a fish out of his mouth] I used to be a pelican, what were you?
Browning: [disgruntled] Jesus Christ!
Pelican Man: [in awe] Really?
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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: Chevy Chase/Queen (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrow Through Me
written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Wings
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Oh Heavenly Dog is funny.
11 September 2003 | by See 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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