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For the Love of Benji (1977)

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

Director:

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:

It's happy. It's sad. It's exciting. It's suspense. It's Benji in a brand-new, tug-at-your-heart, love-every-minute-of-it kind of movie filmed in the beautiful setting of ancient Greece. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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 The Cinema Snob: Oh! Heavenly Dog (2016) 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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Good, but not as good as the first one
27 August 2003 | by megawhoositsSee all my reviews

This movie uses the same plot devices and cinematography as the first one, but it has a lot of long, pointless sequences that make it drag on. The first one had a lot of action/reaction on the part of the dog, in part because the dog was more aware of what was going on. In this one, Benji is part of an intricate plot that not even the audience understands until the end. Obviously Benji acts in ways natural to a dog in a strange place, but he doesn't get much chance for heroics until the very end. All in all, I still like this film, but I just don't like it as much as the original.


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