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Benji the Hunted (1987)

Benji is left in the wilderness after an accident. Can he survive?

Director:

Joe Camp

Writer:

Joe Camp
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Benji ... Benji (as Benjean)
Frank Inn ... Himself
Red Steagall Red Steagall ... Hunter
Nancy Francis Nancy Francis ... Mary Beth McLaulin
Joe Camp Joe Camp ... TV Director (voice)
Steve Zanolini Steve Zanolini ... Producer (voice)
Mike Francis Mike Francis ... TV Cameraman
Ben Vaughn Ben Vaughn ... Engineer's hand
Karen Thorndike Karen Thorndike ... Countdown (voice)
Guy Hovis Guy Hovis ... The Balladeer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiefer Davis Kiefer Davis ... Boat Crewman
Ben Morgan Ben Morgan ... Himself
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Storyline

In this children film Benji the Hunted, the show dog Benji is lost at sea and winds up in the wilderness of Oregon to fend for himself. Benji's one and only plan is to get back into his master's arms as soon as possible, until he finds four orphaned cougar kittens whose mother was shot by a hunter. Now his ultimate task is to get the four orphaned kittens into the care of another mother cougar with her single child while avoiding the threatening animals of the wild. Written by commanderblue

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Taglines:

Benji's Back! In the most exciting adventure of his life!

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benji la malice See more »

Filming Locations:

Newport, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,530, 7 June 1987

Gross USA:

$22,257,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,257,624
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Company Credits

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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

The cubs that Benji finds are clearly leopard cubs and not cougar cubs. Although cougar cubs are spotted, they are not grey. See more »

Goofs

Grizzly bears and wolves are not found in Oregon. Both mammalian species are extirpated from this northwestern American state. Grizzly bears can modernly be found in western Canada (including its Arctic region) and Alaska. Timber wolves currently inhabit Alaska, Canada and portions of the Great Lakes region as well as the American states that feature Yellowstone National Park (specifically Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming). See more »

Quotes

Mary Beth McLaulin: Tonight, Benji is missing at sea. He was with his trainer, Frank Inn, in a small open fishing boat just off the coast when the boat capsized. Mr. Inn was rescued. He was taken here to the Coast Guard station in Newport where he apparently is in good condition, but Benji is still missing.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, a still of Benji appears and the text reads "woof." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Designing Women: Great Expectations (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Many Yesterdays
Music by Betty Box and Euel Box
Lyrics by Joe Camp
Performed by Guy Hovis
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Helping Paws are better than the hurting ones
16 November 2014 | by ddeepak01See all my reviews

Its such a pleasure to watch this movie.. Its nostalgic and carries out a message like helping when i watched this as a child.. Disney movies always make us feel special when we are in childhood and this movie is an example.. A dog alone in the wilderness teaches us something about a world called "humanity" which we think the word only refers to humans.. Such a feel good and heart warming experience ... Its a treat to watch this movie again and again.. Action speaks louder than words is the perfect proverb suitable for this movie, there are no dialogues but we can feel the warmth in every frame of the movie... Totally its a perfect movie for the whole family.. :)


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