Someone Had to Be Benny

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1996
  • 30 min
  • 7.7  (50)

Someone Had to Be Benny is a heartwarming family drama from 1996 that was directed by Michael B. Druxman. It is the story of a young boy named Benny (Michael Shulman), who is struggling to come to terms with the death of his father. Benny is a shy and timid boy who finds it hard to make friends at school. His mother, Sara (Donna Murphy), is a busy working mother who is struggling to cope with the loss of her husband. She tries her best to be there for Benny, but often finds herself lost in her own grief.

One day, Benny discovers a stray dog and starts to take care of him. He names the dog Murphy and the two become fast friends. Murphy becomes Benny's constant companion and helps him navigate his way through life without his father.

As Benny and Murphy's bond grows stronger, Sara begins to notice a change in her son. He becomes more confident and starts to make friends. Sara is overjoyed to see her son happy again and begins to embrace Murphy as a part of their family.

However, things start to take a turn for the worse when Sara's boss, Mr. Myers (John Cunningham), discovers that she has been keeping a dog at home. Mr. Myers is a strict man who believes that dogs are not suitable pets for apartment living. He threatens to fire Sara if she does not get rid of Murphy.

Sara is torn between her job and her love for Murphy. Benny is devastated at the thought of losing his best friend and sets out on a mission to save Murphy. With the help of his friends, Benny sets out to prove that Murphy is a good dog and does not deserve to be sent away.

As the story unfolds, we see the lengths that Benny is willing to go to in order to save his best friend. The film is a heartwarming tribute to the bond between humans and animals, and the lengths that we are willing to go to in order to protect those that we love.

Overall, Someone Had to Be Benny is a must-see film for anyone who loves heartwarming family dramas. The film is a beautiful tribute to the bond between humans and animals and will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy this heartwarming tale of love, friendship, and courage.

Someone Had to Be Benny is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

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    30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (50)