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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Don Bluth (story by), Ken Cromar (story by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Charlie B. Barkin (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Itchy Itchiford (voice)
Judith Barsi ... Anne-Marie (voice)
Melba Moore ... Whippet Angel (voice)
Daryl Gilley Daryl Gilley ... Dog Caster (voice)
Candy Devine Candy Devine ... Vera (voice)
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Killer (voice)
Vic Tayback ... Carface (voice)
Rob Fuller Rob Fuller ... Harold (voice)
Earleen Carey Earleen Carey ... Kate (voice)
Anna Manahan Anna Manahan ... Stella Dallas (voice)
Nigel Pegram ... Sir Reginald (voice)
Loni Anderson ... Flo (voice)
Ken Page ... King Gator (voice)
Godfrey Quigley ... 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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Plot Keywords:

dog | heaven | revenge | animal | orphan | See All (282) »

Taglines:

But not all dogs stay there!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Don Bluth: [children] Anne-Marie is an orphan. See more »

Goofs

Despite Charlie being hit by a car pushed deliberately by Carface only the car is seen plunging into the water. This was probably due to the fact that seeing Charlie getting killed would be to dark for a kid's film. See more »

Quotes

Flo: She's burning up a fever, Charlie. She could have pneumonia!
Charlie: Think she needs a vet?
Flo: Charlie, she's a little girl. She needs a doctor.
Charlie: Doctor? I don't know any doctors... I'll find one!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are interspersed with Charlie and Itchy's breakout from the pound. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release plasters the United Artists logo with the MGM logo. See more »

Connections

Featured in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 5 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Written by T.J. Kuenster
Sung by Candy Devine
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User Reviews

A Cute and Touching Animated Film From The Great Director Don Bluth.
25 July 2001 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

"All Dogs Go to Heaven" is a brillaint and cute animated film from the great director Don Bluth who directed the brillaint film "The Secret of Nimh". "All dogs Go to Heaven" is the one of cutest Metro-Goldwyn Mayer animated films. Don Bluth did a great job directing and I enjoyed the voices of Dom DeLueis and Burt Reynolds. This is a classic family film that is a Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Classic. I give this great film a 10 out of 10!!!!!!


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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canine Mysteries See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,712,834, 19 November 1989

Gross USA:

$27,100,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,100,027
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (1994 Re-Release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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