Watch Benji: Off the Leash!
- 1 hr 39 min
One of the world's most famous movie dogs is undoubtedly Benji. The canine star of several family comedies is in fine form in "Benji: Off the Leash!". In this film a national search for a new dog to play Benji is being conducted. The story begins in Mississippi where a boy and his mother live with a mean-spirited man named Mr. Hatchett who breeds dogs in an irresponsible manner. The boy who is named Colby is taking care of a female dog who is about to give birth to puppies but when they are born Mr. Hatchett takes all of the puppies except for one. Without Mr. Hatchett knowing it the boy takes care of the abandoned puppy who eventually is chosen to be the next Benji. The boy is a real animal lover who also has a pet cockatoo bird. Benji is a cute and lively mongrel-type dog who is very intelligent and friendly. He befriends another shaggy dog who is being chased by animal control officers and they help each other and together they help Benji's mother. When Benji's mother is sick at a kennel Benji and his shaggy doggie friend go to extraordinary measures to save her. They enlist the aid of the animal control officers and the local sheriff who have to make some important decisions. Mr. Hatchett tries to manipulate the situation and claim that he and Colby are the owners of Benji. When Benji and his mother are brought together again the truth is revealed and Mr. Hatchett's lie is exposed. The cinematography in "Benji: Off the Leash!" is top rate with a host of scenic location shots provided. Among the cast members in Benji: Off the Leash! are Chris Kendrik as Mr. Hatchett, Nick Whitaker as his son Colby and Christy Summerhays as the boy's mother. Actor Omar Sharif guest stars in the film. Benji: Off the Leash! was created and directed by Joe Camp.