Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)

Oh Heavenly Dog (1980)





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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.
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Chevy Chase
as Browning
as Benji a.k.a Browning, Benjamin Browning, as a dog
Jane Seymour
as Jackie
Robert Morley
as Bernie
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
Lorenzo Music
as Carlton
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
Wendy Dawson
as Autograph Lady
Kay Tremblay
as Lady Hermione
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
Victor Désy
as Jackie's Doorman
Mary Rathbone
as Umbrella Lady
Philip Spensley
as Swishy Guy
Steve Michaels
as Maitre D'
Garrett Lewis
as Pamela Natwick Man No. 1
Henry Hardy
as Admirer Man
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.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a total miscalculation from beginning to end.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Silly and slow-moving.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
TV Guide

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

Full Review… | October 10, 2001

Audience Reviews for Oh Heavenly Dog


Wow, why do we need so many of these guys becoming dogs movies? I don't like that idea, but I did find this movie to be pretty funny because of Chevy, so it was fun.

Lisa Spader
Lisa Spader

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

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