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Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

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Movie Info

Any comedy should be suspect when the lead character, in this case Benjamin Browning, is played both by an actor (Chevy Chase) and a lovable dog (Benji). Private eye Browning is in London tracking down a sexual scandal in British political circles when he is murdered. His karma is canine in form and gets him rebirth as a dog. Fortunately for him, the dog's owner is Jackie Howard (Jane Seymour), a magazine reporter who does not realize that there is a rather lustful man inside her innocent pooch. Benji supplies the few moments of humor in this uneven film.

Cast

Chevy Chase
as Browning
Benji
as Benjamin Browning, as a dog, Benji a.k.a Browning
Alan Sues
as Freddie
Donnelly Rhodes
as Montanero
John Stride
as Alistair Becket
Stuart Germain
as Higgins/Deaf Postie
Frank Williams
as Mr. Easton
Albin Pahernik
as Pelican Man
Susan Kellermann
as German Clerk
Marguerite Corriveau
as Patricia Elliott
Harry Hill
as Jeffrey Edgeware
Margaret Courtenay
as Lady Chalmers
Richard Vernon
as Quimby Charles
Joe Camp
as Mover No. 1
David Samain
as Postie No. 1
Neil Affleck
as Postie No. 2
Gerald Iles
as Patricia's Doorman
Jennifer Foote
as Lady with Dog
Dan Witt
as Mover No. 2
Jerome Tiberghien
as Taxi Driver
Norman Taviss
as Elderly Man
George E. Zeeman
as Elderly Lady's Driver
Kay Tremblay
as Lady Hermione
Wendy Dawson
as Autograph Lady
Jeannette Casenave
as Gallery Woman
Derek Cracknell
as Lady Hermione's Driver
Tony Angelo
as Floor Supervisor
Gayle Garfinkle
as Puzzled Lady
Una Kay
as Well Dressed Lady No. 1
Doris Malcolm
as Elderly Lady
Mary Rathbone
as Umbrella Lady
Victor Désy
as Jackie's Doorman
Philip Spensley
as Swishy Guy
Steve Michaels
as Maitre D'
Henry Hardy
as Admirer Man
Garrett Lewis
as Pamela Natwick Man No. 1
John Lefebvre
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Oh Heavenly Dog

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Shows few signs of life, and many signs of depressing modernism.

May 12, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a total miscalculation from beginning to end.

May 12, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Silly and slow-moving.

May 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

Chevy Chase plays a dog. Broad comedy or true precognition?

October 10, 2001 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Oh Heavenly Dog

½

Chase plays a detective who gets killed and comes back to Earth as a dog to solve the crime he was working on. Usually movies where people turn into animals or something are stupid and unfunny, but there's a good amount of comedy in this movie. It's not great, but it's entertaining, and better than I expected.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Meh. A Chevy Chase vehicle and a Benji vehicle that pretty much fails all around.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

A great concept of having a murdered detective come back to life as a dog to solve his own murder. There's enough romance and comedy to make for an enjoyable movie. The rainy London setting is wonderfully atmospheric and the ending is something special. I want to see it again soon.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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