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For the Love of Benji (1977)

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Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.

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Joe Camp

Writers:

Joe Camp (screenplay), Joe Camp (original story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benji ... Benji (as Benjean)
Art Vasil Art Vasil ... Stelios
Allen Fiuzat Allen Fiuzat ... Paul
Patsy Garrett Patsy Garrett ... Mary
Cynthia Smith ... Cindy
Ed Nelson ... Chandler Dietrich
Catherine McClenry Catherine McClenry ... Airline Representative - U.S.
Anassis Vassilakidis Anassis Vassilakidis ... Ticket Agent
Dean Goss Dean Goss ... Man in Line
Tony Alatis Tony Alatis ... Greek Man
Kostas Kleftogiannis ... Airline Representative - Crete (as Costas Kleftovannis)
Michalis Lambrinos Michalis Lambrinos ... Man in Baggage Room
Peter Bowles ... Ronald
Bridget Armstrong ... Elizabeth
Valerios Megaloikonomov Valerios Megaloikonomov ... Policeman
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Storyline

Benji sniffs out a bogus CIA agent in Athens, Greece.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The world's most huggable hero. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

10 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla älskar Benji See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,732,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,732,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

According to Peter Bowles' memoirs 'Bridget Armstong' was only cast because the original actress was fired because of her objection to the animal trainer methods. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the Doberman chases Benji just after Stelios falls over coming around the corner the music is different on the recent DVD release compared to a British television showing in the mid 90's. The music that was used on the TV version is not to be found on the CD ost, only the replaced music that is on the DVD version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Futurama: Anthology of Interest II (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

I Feel Love
Music by Euel Box
Lyrics by Betty Box
Performed by Charlie Rich
courtesy of EPIC Records
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Childhood obsession
26 February 2014 | by toni-cooke18See all my reviews

I have given this film a 7. My Dad would take me to the video shop once a week and I would, without fail, come home with 'For the love of Benji'

I loved this film and have fond memories of it.

It is clever as it was one of the first films made from a dogs point of view. It showed how intelligent and perceptive dogs are - they know good people from bad people almost instantly.

It also shows how sly, cunning and resourceful they can be when made to fend for themselves.

It did have a few heartstring pulling moments, when Benji is generous with today's spoil.. being separated from loved ones and reunited again.

I think children today would still enjoy this film.. regardless of the amount of running Benji does.


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