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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Don Bluth (story), Ken Cromar (story) | 9 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Charlie B. Barkin (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Itchy Itchiford (voice)
Judith Barsi ... Anne-Marie (voice)
Melba Moore ... Whippet Angel (voice)
Daryl Gilley Daryl Gilley ... Dog Caster (voice)
Candy Devine Candy Devine ... Vera (voice)
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Killer (voice)
Vic Tayback ... Carface (voice)
Rob Fuller Rob Fuller ... Harold (voice)
Earleen Carey Earleen Carey ... Kate (voice)
Anna Manahan Anna Manahan ... Stella Dallas (voice)
Nigel Pegram ... Sir Reginald (voice)
Loni Anderson ... Flo (voice)
Ken Page ... King Gator (voice)
Godfrey Quigley ... Terrier (voice)
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Storyline

Charlie B. Barkin (Burt Reynolds), a rascally German Shepherd with a shady past, breaks out of the New Orleans Dog Pound with the help of his faithful friend Itchy (Dom De Luise), a nervously hyperactive dachshund. He then makes tracks to reunite with his gambling casino partner Carface Malone (Vic Tayback), a shifty pitbull who has planned a dastardly, and potentially deadly, double cross. Suddenly, Charlie finds himself at the Pearly Gates, face to face with the Heavenly Whippet (Melba Moore). Charlie weasels his way back to earth and reunites with Itchy. He plots his revenge against Carface and, along the way, acquires help from a little girl named Anne-Marie (who can talk to animals). After a series of fiendish schemes, close scrapes and unexpected adventures, both Charlie and Anne Marie find their lives at stake. Only one can be saved and the outcome is in Charlie's paws...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dog | heaven | revenge | animal | orphan | See All (277) »

Taglines:

But not all dogs stay there!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

Ireland | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canine Mysteries See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,712,834, 19 November 1989

Gross USA:

$27,100,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,100,027
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On Charlie's records, it says he was born in 1937; in real life, Burt Reynolds was born the year before that in 1936. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is in dog heaven he is getting his hand stamped for the life book. The pages are different in two shots. See more »

Quotes

Itchy Itchiford: Charlie, let me think about this...
Charlie: No! Don't think! From now on, I'll do the thinking!
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll with several backgrounds of clouds resembling Heaven scrolling by. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release plasters the United Artists logo with the MGM logo. See more »

Connections

Followed by All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Keep a Good Dog Down
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise
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From the creators of The Secret of Nymph,American Tail and the Land Before Time.
13 September 2003 | by Maflores6See all my reviews

I like All Dogs Go to Heaven because it reminds me about the Secret of Nymph, American Tail and the Land Before Time. Also All Dogs Go to Heaven was very emotional including making kids think that they were lucky to have parents or guardian that take care of them. Second, All Dogs Go to Heaven teaches children and people to be good so that God will let them Go to Heaven. Third All Dogs Go to Heaven have funny and very friendly characters including Charlie, Anne-Marrie and Itchy. Finally I like All Dogs Go to Heaven because when I watched this movie it helped me felt that I can change my attitude to become a good, responsible and respectful student.

I hope that God was proud and happy for the making of All Dogs Go to Heaven.

I rated 10/10 for All Dogs Go to Heaven as one of successful animated movies that have been produced.


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