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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 »
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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

Carface's gang members Otto, Bruiser, Yellow Beard and Scarface later can be seen in the All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996) episodes All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series: Lance the Wonder Pup (1996), All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series: Charlie's Cat-Astrophe (1997) and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series: Magical Misery Tour (1997). Otto takes Carface's place as the new leader of the gang. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie fights with Carface in the abandoned ship, as he looks down at Anne-Marie, the water caustics reflected beneath the ledge are superimposed over Charlie's head. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Hey guys, waddua ya know, waddua ya say?
Itchy Itchiford: Yeah, waddua ya say, waddua ya know?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Although Charlie's nightmare about Hell was trimmed in the common cut of the film, a personal director's cut by Don Bluth' included the scene's full length. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Left Behind: The Movie (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Make Music Together
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Ken Page and Burt Reynolds
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A Cute and Touching Animated Film From The Great Director Don Bluth.
25 July 2001 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

"All Dogs Go to Heaven" is a brillaint and cute animated film from the great director Don Bluth who directed the brillaint film "The Secret of Nimh". "All dogs Go to Heaven" is the one of cutest Metro-Goldwyn Mayer animated films. Don Bluth did a great job directing and I enjoyed the voices of Dom DeLueis and Burt Reynolds. This is a classic family film that is a Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Classic. I give this great film a 10 out of 10!!!!!!


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