For the Love of Benji

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For the Love of Benji
For the Love of Benji movie poster.jpg
Directed by Joe Camp
Produced by Ben Vaughn
Written by Joe Camp
Ben Vaughn
Starring Benjean (billed as Benji)
Patsy Garrett
Cynthia Smith
Allen Fiuzat
Ed Nelson
Peter Bowles
Art Vasil
Bridget Armstrong
Music by Betty Box,
Euel Box
Distributed by Mulberry Square Releasing
Release date(s) June 10, 1977
Running time 85 min.
Language English
Box office $22,257,624[1]

For the Love of Benji is the second film featuring Benji the dog and was released in 1977.

Plot synopsis[edit]

In this film, Benji is lost and becomes a stray animal in Athens, Greece, trying to reunite with his family while secret agents pursue him, trying to get a formula which was glued to his paw in order to get it past customs. There are lots of interesting location shots as Benji hides out in the ruins of the Acropolis, where he is befriended by another stray, and through the narrow streets of an old Greek neighborhood, where he is pursued by a vicious Doberman Pinscher dog who has been brought in to kill him.

Cast and crew[edit]

Benjean fills the role of Benji. This was the first of several Benji movies to star Benjean in the title role. Benjean was the daughter of Higgins, the dog who originated the role of Benji. Despite the fact that she was obviously a female dog, Benjean played the part of the spunky male Benji very well, only betraying herself by the unconscious expression of female dog body-language in the scene where Benji is looking over a basket of puppies.

Patsy Garrett, Cynthia Smith, Allen Fiuzat, Ed Nelson, Peter Bowles, Art Vasil, and Bridget Armstrong also appeared in the film, which was directed by Joe Camp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office Information for For the Love of Benji". The Numbers. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 

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