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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

The totem pole trench that Charlie, Itchy, and Anne-Marie perform in the movie is one of the most widely-recognized examples of this said trope in pop culture, along with the one that is performed in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). See more »

Goofs

Just before his death Charlie gets from Carface a gold watch but it is silver. When Charlie is blindfolded the watch is gold. See more »

Quotes

Anne-Marie: Charlie, will you help me find a mom and dad?
Charlie: Kid, I'll help you find the lost city of Atlantis! Just please, please go to sleep!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are interspersed with Charlie and Itchy's breakout from the pound. 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 Nostalgia Critic: The Star Wars Holiday Special (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Make Music Together
Written by Charles Strouse
Sung by Ken Page and Burt Reynolds
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Nothing warms the heart like a cold nose
26 October 2006 | by humerous_burpsSee all my reviews

I can remember this movie from when i was a small child, i loved it then and I still do now. I managed to get it on DVD for my 18th Birthday and was over joyed because I had found it so difficult to find it previously and it had only be rented when i was younger. My favourite character is Charlie because he learns to be a good dog. The movie is filled with fun songs and music. The animation is brilliant and the character voices are perfect. This movie has always been a tearjerker for me but i think that if i hadn't seen the movie when i was small then i would not find it as brilliant and fascinating as I do although I still believe that I would still like it because I am Really into animated movies.


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