Benji the Hunted (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Benji the Hunted (1987)

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Both Benji the dog and his trainer Frank Inn play themselves in Benji the Hunted. Accidentally separated from Inn early in the film, the loveable pooch is forced to fend for himself in the Pacific Northwest. He latches onto a litter of cougar cubs, protecting them from harm while he himself has been targetted for a quick demise by a voracious black timber wolf. Filmed in Oregon and Washington, Benji the Hunted is more of the same from writer/director Joe Camp, the man who brought you all those earlier Benji epics. Camp's tendency to direct his doggie star with more confidence than his human actors is very pronounced here; in fact, the film would have benefitted immensely by a complete lack of human characters.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Studio:
Walt Disney Productions

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Cast

Benji
as Benji, Himself
Frank Inn
as Himself
Nancy Francis
as Newscaster
Red Steagall
as Hunter
Mike Francis
as TV Cameraman
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Critic Reviews for Benji the Hunted

All Critics (9)

I liked individual moments and could have been good as a whole if Camp was also concerned with the human cast giving good performances, and if the movie had an appropriate score.

Full Review… | May 17, 2012
Sin Magazine

Benji shines in another simple but engrossing dog tale.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010
Common Sense Media

Benji's back after a ten-year absence from film, and teh dog star shows us what caring for others is all about.

Full Review… | July 15, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Benji's lost in the wild! Get the kids!

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Benji the Hunted

A decent little family film, and a childhood favorite. Benji gets separated from his owner, and teams up with some wild cat cubs to survive.

Ryan Voss
Ryan Voss
½

The kittens are cute, but even at approximately 89 min. the film could easily start to bore you. Nevertheless, I am recommending it.

Daniel Huntington
Daniel Huntington

Wow, when I was a kid I loved Benji! This one put me to sleep with the music but, the scene's where beautiful (when my eye's were opened)..

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