There was a time when Benji was the most beloved dog in America, and possibly the whole world. He was a scrappy, whip-smart little canine, and he had a tendency to find himself in one death-defying situation after another. He foiled kidnappers, international spies, murderers, poachers, and (in a long-forgotten television series called “Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince”), he made first contact with extraterrestrials.
Benji isn’t just cute, he’s a badass, and Netflix even rebooted the franchise in 2018 after a decade-plus absence. Here are all of the “Benji” films in reverse order of quality, from completely unwatchable to totally paw-some.
Chevy Chase is a private detective who gets killed, but he comes back to solve his own murder in the body of Benji, a dog who was just about to die in a car accident anyway. If this sounds like a fun idea for a movie, get your ears checked. Chevy Chase phones in a bored and boring performance, the murder mystery is predictable, homophobia is rampant, and there’s a creepy subplot about Benji being sexually attracted to Jane Seymour. It’s not just the worst “Benji” movie: it’s probably one of the worst movies, period.
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YOULL GET NOTHING!….AND LIKE IT!… hello, just watched this old movie last nite with my seven year old son…when tiffany was kicked real hard and the sound of her yelping was pretty realistic my son said “dad im going to cry”….and my little guy teared up all sadly!made me feel the power of a good kid movie again, Eddie
The scene where Tiffany gets kicked was pretty sad, I dont remember if I cried, but I probably did. OP theres a movie called Where the Red Fern Grows that is a wonderful book, and okay movie. It has a really sad ending though. I remember we saw it in school, and oddly I was the only kid in class who didnt cry, mostly because Id read the book and knew what was coming.
Yeah, I remember when I was little and first saw it, I thought hed killed Tiffany, my brother told me she was just unconscious, but Ive been wondering about something for some time. Now its been a long time since Ive seen For the Love of Benji, but in it, Cindy says that Tiffany has a condition of some sort, is that a result of the kick she took in the first movie?
Im pretty sure it was this movie, but im not sure. It was a movie made in the late 70s about a dog and I saw it when I was 8 or 9 years old and I remember crying and being real sad. Was this movie sad? Or am I getting it confused with another 70s movie about a dog? I know it wasnt lassie because that was in black & white. Thanks for any help. ____________________________________ “Turn around let me see that azz”
I saw it too. My heart just stopped and I was crying. I thought that he killed Tiffany. I bet that there were some children and dog lovers (and everyone else) crying over that back in 1974.
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