Benji (2018 film)

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Film poster
Directed byBrandon Camp
Produced by
Written byBrandon Camp
Music byKostas Christides
CinematographyThomas Scott Stanton
Edited byCarsten Kurpanek
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
March 16, 2018
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$6 million[1]

Benji is a 2018 American family drama film written and directed by Brandon Camp, and produced by Blumhouse Productions. The film is a reboot of the 1974 film of the same name, which was directed by Camp's father Joe. It stars Gabriel Bateman and Darby Camp.[2]

The film was released on March 16, 2018 by Netflix.[3]


  • Gabriel Bateman as Carter Hughes
  • Darby Camp as Frankie Hughes
  • Kiele Sanchez as Whitney Hughes
  • Gralen Bryant Banks as Sam King
  • Will Rothhaar as Syd Weld
  • Angus Sampson as Titus Weld
  • Jerod Haynes as Lyle Burton
  • Lacy Camp as Officer
  • Jim Gleason as Captain Newsome
  • Brady Permenter as Brute
  • James W. Evermore as Hot Dog Vendor
  • Tom Proctor as Cajun Captain
  • Arthur J. Robinson as Mr. Okra
  • Rott as Himself
  • Mongrel as Herself


On May 21, 2016 Blumhouse Productions and announced a reboot of the 1974 film Benji which would be directed by Brandon Camp with Gabriel Bateman starring in the film.[4]


Principal photography on the film began in October 2016.[5][6]


On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 60% based on 9 reviews, and an average rating of 5.4/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 51 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8]


  1. ^ "Canine movie star Benji is ready for his close-up on Netflix". LA Times. December 16, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Scott, Ryan. "Benji Reboot Begins Shooting, Blumhouse Shares First Photo". MovieWeb. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Netflix (2018-02-04), BENJI | Official Teaser [HD] | A Netflix Film, retrieved 2018-02-04
  4. ^ Hayes, Britt (May 21, 2016). "'Benji' Reboot in the Works From Classic Film Director's Son". ScreenCrush. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 18, 2016). "'Benji' Reboot Sets Cast; Filming Already Underway In New Orleans". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Hughes, William (October 18, 2016). "The Benji reboot has finally started filming". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Benji (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Benji (2018) Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 16, 2018.

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