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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

Charlie B. Barkin (Burt Reynolds), a rascally German Shepherd with a shady past, breaks out of the New Orleans Dog Pound with the help of his faithful friend Itchy (Dom De Luise), a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie B. Barkin (voice)
... Itchy Itchiford (voice)
... Anne-Marie (voice)
... Whippet Angel (voice)
Daryl Gilley ... Dog Caster (voice)
Candy Devine ... Vera (voice)
... Killer (voice)
... Carface (voice)
Rob Fuller ... Harold (voice)
Earleen Carey ... Kate (voice)
Anna Manahan ... Stella Dallas (voice)
... Sir Reginald (voice)
... Flo (voice)
... King Gator (voice)
... Terrier (voice)
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Storyline

Charlie B. Barkin (Burt Reynolds), a rascally German Shepherd with a shady past, breaks out of the New Orleans Dog Pound with the help of his faithful friend Itchy (Dom De Luise), a nervously hyperactive dachshund. He then makes tracks to reunite with his gambling casino partner Carface Malone (Vic Tayback), a shifty pitbull who has planned a dastardly, and potentially deadly, double cross. Suddenly, Charlie finds himself at the Pearly Gates, face to face with the Heavenly Whippet (Melba Moore). Charlie weasels his way back to earth and reunites with Itchy. He plots his revenge against Carface and, along the way, acquires help from a little girl named Anne-Marie (who can talk to animals). After a series of fiendish schemes, close scrapes and unexpected adventures, both Charlie and Anne Marie find their lives at stake. Only one can be saved and the outcome is in Charlie's paws...

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dog | heaven | revenge | animal | orphan | See All (232) »

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But not all dogs stay there!


Certificate:

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Release Date:

17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canine Detective  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,100,027
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene where Charlie is almost shot by Carface, he and Anne-Marie pass by "Bluth's Bakery" - a reference to director Don Bluth. See more »

Goofs

When Itchy repeats the line "402 Maple" after Flo, his mouth doesn't move when he says it. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: You must have taken dance lessons. You have natural rhythm, unusual in a whippet.
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Crazy Credits

The credits, featuring a choral symphony, are interrupted by Charlie, who complains that just because "we're all dead doesn't mean the music has to be." The heavenly whippet (Melba Moore, a gospel singer) agrees, and a rollicking gospel rendition begins. A scene featuring Carface and the heavenly whippet shows Carface stealing his own watch as Charlie did, with the whippet chasing him. Charlie appears, and coyly says, "He'll be back", and winks at the camera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Animal Practice: Pilot (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Keep a Good Dog Down
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise
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Brings back memories
9 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

All dogs go to Heaven is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I first saw it when I was like 3. Now I'm 12 and I rented it, it makes me think of things and it brings back so many memories, those were "the days". I love the music, I love when Charlie is arriving in Heaven, I love the song "Let me be surprised". I love how Charlie looks and his voice, Bert Reynolds could only play Charlie's voice this great. I love this movie, the 1st one is the best one because it's so original and great. It really does bring back memories that no one can describe, not even me. If only I could go back to those days. I love the characters. If this is the way the memories come back when I'm 12 imagine how I'll feel when I'm like 19, I hope I'll be able to watch this when I'm older. When I first seen this I never knew that I would really look back on it and feel this way , I hope it will be available to watch. I'm so happy that this movie was made and the amazing idea came to mind and heart. On a scale from 1-10 I'd give it a perfect 10. It's an amazing movie. It's so hard to explain the feeling, when I get older and if I have kids, I hope they can experience this feeling.


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