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For the Love of Benji (25th Anniversary Edition) [VHS]

4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • Actors: Patsy Garrett, Benjean, Art Vasil, Allen Fiuzat, Cynthia Smith
  • Directors: Joe Camp
  • Writers: Joe Camp, Ben Vaughn
  • Producers: Joe Camp, Ben Vaughn, Ed Vanston, Erwin Hearne, Savas Alatis
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, Greek
  • Rated:
    G
    General Audience
  • Studio: Best Film & Video
  • VHS Release Date: August 11, 1998
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000009CH9
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #702,714 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Benji is a hit! For The Love of Benji continues America's love affair with America's favorite dog, BENJI. Follow Benji's adventures through his own loving eyes, as he eludes spies and secret agents in this, his second Hit Movie. This digitally re-mastered collector's edition is sure to provide years of quality family entertainment to young and old alike. Color / Approx. 85 Mins.

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By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 3, 2004
Format: DVD
For the Love of Benji takes the world's most huggable hero all the way to Greece, but this wonderful Greek vacation becomes a nightmare for Benji even before he is loaded on the plane. A bad guy drugs him and tattoos something on his paw, and when he finally get to Greece alongside his girlfriend Tiffany, he finds himself camping out in a storage area for misplaced baggage. He manages to get out of his crate and escape, only to find himself lost and all alone in a strange new city - hungry, tired, and frightened, missing Tiffany and Paul and Cindy Chapman. The bulk of this film follows Benji in his seemingly impossible search to find his family. He searches in vain, becoming more and more depressed, but he does manage to make one new friend. Still, he has to guiltily steal food in order to live, and if all that isn't bad enough, several strangers including that bad man who drugged him back in the airport are doing all they can to nab him. Benji has risked everything to save his friends in the past, but now he has to use all of his intelligence and leg power just to keep himself alive while he strives valiantly to find and be reunited with his family. There's an underlying storyline, of course, of the bad guys and their evil plot, but what really matters here is Benji. The film builds up to a thrilling conclusion that almost equals the emotional power of the original Benji movie.
Some people may not know that the Benji of For the Love of Benji is not the same talented actor who starred in the original Benji movie. Higgins, the original Benji, was fairly old when he made Benji a household name in 1973, and the role of Benji for this second movie was played by Higgins' daughter (who was actually named Benji). Yes, this Benji is played by a female, but it does not matter.
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This is my favorite Benji film. This film takes Benji and his family to Greece where, of course, he becomes immersed in some crime story that turns him into a hero but that's not what makes this film great. What is especially moving about this film is how they depict his time lost and alone in a strange city, its really quite moving and raises the kind of compassion that makes you think of what life is like for the average stray, its this that the Benji's films do best. The real Benji was a shelter dog and these films do a great service reminding everyone how wonderful a shelter animal can be. Having two very small dogs myself I was quite moved by this film. Its a great family film.
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These two movies starring the dog from my childhood favorite TV series "Petticoat Junction" are passing the test of time with flying colors. It's not easy these days to keep your children entertained without letting them see the countless movies that feature terrific amounts of violence and sexual behavior. Back in the 1970's when these movies were first released into theater's there was no VCR or DVD home entertainment for the families on weekends or summer vacations. Parents used to drop the whole brood off at the neighborhood theatre for the double-feature. Tickets, popcorn, and drinks were affordable back then, you didn't need a $100 dollar bill for them to have a good time. I was a projectionist and theater manager and I did my best to get my owners to book all the G-rated fair that was available. We should bring those morals back for the young generations, it might make a better world in the future for them all.
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A Kid's Review on September 8, 2004
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this is a very good movie, and it seems like a real situation. The dog is trained very well. if you like this, you might wanta see the first Benji, Benji's Christmas, or Benji the Hunted. Benji the hunted made me cry hysterically, but it was still very good. Also you should see the newest Benji movie: Benji off the Leash. It's in theaters right now!!! I saw it, and it was really good!!!
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Who doesn't love Benji? I love Benji. My dogs love Benji. Dogs I had 15 years ago loved Benji. And I still cry happy tears. What's up with that? The series is simply heart touching with action and adventure.....and the whole family rooting for Benji!
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I rented this thinking it might be good as the first one and it's ok but the first one I really like the most. This one is about he takes a trip to Athens, Greece. He enjoys the trip but he gets lost and tries to find his family. The Greece theme is really annoying but it mostly has the the same score from the first one. The first Benji I think is great out of all three the other two is not as good but Benji is still a classic!
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Very good but also very sad show. They are chasing Benji and capture him and take him over seas. In the end Benji's family finally gets him back and they find out everything. Why they have been chasing Benji and want him soo bad. Good movie for the whole family.
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This movie was pretty good, but it was a bit hard to follow and left a few things to be desired. For instance, I would have liked the Doberman to end up being a friend to Benji and become a "drug-sniffer" dog and for that ungainly mutt of a dog (Benji's pal) to end up living with Paul and Cindy too
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