Fluke (1995)




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In this children's film, ruthless businessman Thomas Johnson is killed in a car accident and finds himself reincarnated as a puppy named Fluke. As Fluke grows up, he begins to remember his human family. Seeking them out, Fluke enters their lives at a time when they really need him.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: James Carrington, Carlo Carlei
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 6, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


as Fluke/Thomas Johnson

as Carol Johnson

as Jeff Newman

as Brian Johnson

as Sylvester

as Boss

as Bert

as Professor Santini

as Tom's Secretary

as Night Guard

as Day Guard

as Dog Pound Vet

as Housekeeper

as Woman #2

as Paramedic #1

as Paramedic #2

as News Stand Man

as Policeman #1

as Policeman #2

as Skeptical Man

as Asian Dishwasher

as Security Guard

as Delivery Boy
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Critic Reviews for Fluke

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

This strange family fare, about a dog that was once a man, tries unsuccessfully to combine the expected magic of animal adventures with some more serious ideas.

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
Top Critic

As if banal platitudes about work-vs. -family aren't insufferable enough, there's a kicker gag involving Jackson that'll even have Mister Rogers begging for Pulp Fiction II.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 2, 1995
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fluke

A film with both a shaggy-dog type story and a moral. A little bit for everyone.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


Parents, if you ever see this on the shelf of a video store, don't let the cute little dog wearing shoes fool you. Fluke is a very heavy dog movie. And by heavy, I mean by the film's themes.

Here's a brief synopsis: Fluke is a dog who was once a human. After dying in a horrific car accident, he re-incarnates as a dog and goes on a journey to find his wife and kid who he left behind. Sounds dark? I know.

Who knew that a movie about a dog can be a real tearjerker? Fluke is either going to make you cry or make your heart like a 10-ton safe.

This is not a movie for the toddlers. Watch this movie if you have kids who are 7 and over. DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH VERY SENSITIVE KIDS!!!

It might be pretty hard to see this at the video store. If your a Netflix member, definetly add this to your queue. When you do, I hope you enjoy it.

Fluke only grossed $5 million upon its release and was badly received by critics upon its release. But with mostly positive reviews by the Rotten Tomatoes community and a 60% fresh rating, I have a feeling that Fluke might have become a cult classic.

"We can keep each other warm."

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Bentley Lyles

Super Reviewer

Just as it's called, a fluke in the movie making industry.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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