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Fluke (1995)

PG | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 2 June 1995 (USA)
After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.


Carlo Carlei


James Herbert (novel), Carlo Carlei (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Rumbo (voice)
Matthew Modine ... Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
Nancy Travis ... Carol Johnson
Eric Stoltz ... Jeff Newman
Max Pomeranc ... Brian Johnson
Ron Perlman ... Sylvester
Jon Polito ... Boss
Bill Cobbs ... Bert
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Bella
Federico Pacifici ... Prof. Santini
Clarinda Ross ... Jane, Tom's Secretary
Adrian Roberts ... Night Guard
Bart Hansard ... Day Guard
Deborah Hobart ... Dogpound Vet
Libby Whittemore ... Libby, the Housekeeper


After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Follow him home. See more »


Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Scenes shot in the kennel were filmed in an actual kennel. For the scene where the puppy is escaping the shelter and slipping and sliding on the floors, the area was cleared of all hazards. The trainers used verbal comands to call the puppy who responded with enthusiasm and a natural lack of agility. When the pup urinates on the animal control officer, a clear tube was gently taped to the pup's belly and apple juice was pumped through this. The trainer was below the actor holding the puppy for this and caught the puppy as the actor reacted letting the pup fall. In scenes where animals appear wounded, fake non-toxic stage blood was used and applied by the make-up department. See more »


When Rumbo is dropping nuts on Fluke's head in the very end, Fluke's paws keep moving between shots. See more »


Rumbo: [as he's dying] I never really missed being a two legger... but the sea... I wish I could smell the sea again.
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Features The Pink Panther (1993) See more »


'The Pink Panther' Theme
Featured in The Pink Panther (1993), originated from The Pink Panther (1963)
Composed by Henry Mancini
Arranged by Mark Watters
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User Reviews

Rin Tin Tin, Bullet, Lassie and Boomer have nothing on The Fluke
22 August 2001 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Sometimes sad, more often funny look at a dog viewing us humans from a peculiar perspective. Nice little show with a good message about family, quality time, and not taking things for granted. Plus, the animal actors were some of the best I've seen. Cool show. P.S. If I ever get reincarnated, I hope it's as Sandra Bullock's #1 man. Or Faith Hill. Or Jane Seymour. Or....

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Release Date:

2 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fluke See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,435,709, 4 June 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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