All Dogs Go to Heaven

November 17, 1989 0 By Fans
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A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 6.2/10 (11,300 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Don Bluth

Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.

Writers: Don Bluth, Ken Cromar


Burt Reynolds

Charlie B. Barkin


Dom DeLuise

Itchy Itchiford


Judith Barsi



Melba Moore

Whippet Angel


Daryl Gilley

Dog Caster


Candy Devine



Charles Nelson Reilly



Vic Tayback



Rob Fuller



Earleen Carey



Anna Manahan

Stella Dallas


Nigel Pegram

Sir Reginald


Loni Anderson



Ken Page

King Gator


Godfrey Quigley



But not all dogs stay there!


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Release Date: 17 November 1989

Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000


Gross: $27,100,027

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


On the soundtrack version of "Let Me Be Surprised", Charlie is heard saying "Damn that Carface, I'll kill him." but the "damn" part is removed in the movie (though Charlie still mouths the word)


At the very end, when Annabelle (the pink whippet) is taking Charlie back up to Heaven, Charlie has his blue pocket-watch again (the one he lost in the lake) and their lips are moving yet, they aren't talking. This is because they re-used the beginning of the "Let Me Be Surprised" scene.


Charlie's alive, and I know he's got the girl. Killer, this is strike two. You're out.

No, boss! I have one more strike, boss! Honest!

User Review

Brings back memories

Rating: 10/10

All dogs go to Heaven is one of the best movies I've ever seen. I first
it when I was like 3. Now I'm 12 and I rented it, it makes me think of
things and it brings back so many memories, those were "the days". I love
the music, I love when Charlie is arriving in Heaven, I love the song "Let
me be surprised". I love how Charlie looks and his voice, Bert Reynolds
could only play Charlie's voice this great. I love this movie, the 1st one
is the best one because it's so original and great. It really does bring
back memories that no one can describe, not even me. If only I could go
to those days. I love the characters. If this is the way the memories come
back when I'm 12 imagine how I'll feel when I'm like 19, I hope I'll be
to watch this when I'm older. When I first seen this I never knew that I
would really look back on it and feel this way , I hope it will be
to watch. I'm so happy that this movie was made and the amazing idea came
mind and heart. On a scale from 1-10 I'd give it a perfect 10. It's an
amazing movie. It's so hard to explain the feeling, when I get older and
I have kids, I hope they can experience this feeling.