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PG| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Young Colby (Nick Whitaker) rescues a puppy from his abusive dog-breeding stepfather, Hatchett (Chris Kendrick). Under Colby's care, the canine grows up to be handsome Benji, the mongrel hero. Benji soon teams up with Lizard Tongue, a local stray, to rescue his mother before she dies of overbreeding. As Benji and his friend try to get his mother away from Hatchett, they must avoid animal-control officers Sheldon (Duane Stephens) and Livingston (Randall Newsome).

Cast: Nick Whitaker , Nate Bynum , Chris Kendrick , Randall Newsome , Duane Stephens , Christy Summerhays , Kathleen Camp , Jeff Olson

Director: Joe Camp

Genres: Children, Drama

Distributor: Benji Returns Distribution LLC

Benji: Off the Leash! (2004)

Release Date: March 26th, 2004|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 25
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    A dreary, distasteful exercise, "Off the Leash'' favors dogs over humans, framing canine high jinks with an ugly story of domestic abuse. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Falls flat, enlivened only by the performances of its two charismatic lead dogs. The story is heavy-handed, and the human performances are, at their worst, caricatured. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    All the Benji productions have had a high corn content, but in this one, even the corn is cheap. show more

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