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Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat, Cynthia Smith, Peter Breck, Edgar Buchanan

An instant family classic, Benji is shot mostly from the a dog's-eye view , adding even more characterization to a title character well-played by canine veteran Higgins. Benji is an intelligent homele... read more read mutt adopted by a loving family; when the kids are kidnapped, it's the little dog to the rescue in the best tradition of bigger doggie heroes like Rin Tin Tin and Lassie. Believe it or not, Higgins really acts; his captivating performance and the simple, straightforward telling of the story makes for all-around family fun. A sequel didn't fare as well, but the original Benji is still a furry favorite. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

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  • February 13, 2011
    not my type film
  • September 29, 2009
    I love Benji, a real childhood favourite!
  • August 17, 2007
    All the kids wanted to see this little dog on the big screen in the 70's. But now the little mutt is mostly forgettable. It was a family movie cash-in, like many of the films today.
  • January 25, 2007
    benji is always decent
  • October 11, 2007
  • July 24, 2008
    old school here..still heart rendering ...
  • February 14, 2008
    One of my fave movies growing up as a kid
  • December 23, 2007
    A personal favorite!
  • September 4, 2010
    One of the cutest animal movies ever. Good for a teary-eyed ending. Real wholesome family fun, unlike the crap Disney spits out. .
  • February 24, 2009
    Little ones will be happy, but adults with fond memories of the '70s film will feel like they've been force-fed Snausages.

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