Benji - Off the Leash (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Nick Whitaker Colby Hatchett
Chris Kendrick Mr. Hatchett
Nate Bynum Ozzie
Randall Newsome Livingston
Duane Stephens Sheldon
Christy Summerhays Claire
Carlton Bluford Dudley (as Carleton Bluford)
Neal Barth Zacharia Finch
Melinda Haynes Miriam
Kathleen Camp Nancy/Merlin/Newscaster No. 4
Benji
Joe Camp
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Family
Director Joe Camp
Producer Joe Camp; Margaret Loesch
Writer Joe Camp
Studio Good Times Video
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 37 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Benji: Off the Leash features dozens of close-ups of adorable mutts, guaranteed to make any dog-lover's heart melt. Colby (Nick Whitaker), a clever young boy, rescues a scrappy pup from his cruel father (Chris Kendrick), who breeds purebreds with an eye towards profit but not the animals' well-being. The puppy grows into a scruffy but smart dog who, with the aid of another plucky stray, helps Colby and his mother improve their lives, and the life of a lonely elderly neighbor as well. Along for the ride are two bumbling, slapstick dogcatchers and a wisecracking parrot. Benji: Off the Leash bubbles over with sentimentality that some viewers will find heartening and others will find unbearable. But though the story meanders, the movie is never cynical--writer/director Joe Camp sincerely believes that if people were more like dogs, the world would be a better place. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1561
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/17/05
Store Best Buy
Owner SP
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder A
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 018713818638
Chapters
Release Date 12/28/04
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned