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Fluke (1995)

PG | | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 2 June 1995 (USA)
After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.

Director:

Carlo Carlei

Writers:

James Herbert (novel), Carlo Carlei (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Rumbo (voice)
Matthew Modine ... Thomas P. Johnson / Voice of Fluke
Nancy Travis ... Carol Johnson
Eric Stoltz ... Jeff Newman
Max Pomeranc ... Brian Johnson
Ron Perlman ... Sylvester
Jon Polito ... Boss
Bill Cobbs ... Bert
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Bella
Federico Pacifici ... Prof. Santini
Clarinda Ross ... Jane, Tom's Secretary
Adrian Roberts ... Night Guard
Bart Hansard ... Day Guard
Deborah Hobart ... Dogpound Vet
Libby Whittemore ... Libby, the Housekeeper
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After a man dies in a car crash, he is reincarnated as a dog and attempts to reconnect with his family.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Asian man, who feeds the pups at the beginning of the film is speaking Vietnamese. He says, "You must be hungry. Eat a lot so you can grow up." See more »

Goofs

When the wife is in the bathroom after her shower and Fluke is looking at the ring on the table, she puts the ring on, then looks at Fluke. The ring is still on the table in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Thomas P. Johnson: [about his wife and son] I loved them too much to get in the way of their happiness...
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Connections

References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Pink Panther Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Henry Mancini
Performed by Henry Mancini
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FLUKE-.BEST Animal film ever made!!
10 August 2005 | by garyeddieSee all my reviews

I am a male of 37yrs who first watched fluke a few years ago. Recently i purchased both the D.V.D,The Video and also the book. Every time i watch this film,i cry like a 5yr old kid!!!Its so bad that i have to watch it on my own, and its a running joke amongst my friends...as they know the state I'm in whilst watching it!! This film is at first just another shaggy-dog story, but if you read into its meaning, it really makes you wonder about living life to the full, appreciating what you have in life, and realising that there are no 2nd chances... The film begins after he dies in the crash, and from here on in...it just gets worse!! First, he has to say goodbye to his Doggy-mum,which cuts me up every time....then he sees his friend Bella,the tramp, die. But the WORST part is when his old friend dies by the lake,after being shot..God this film is a KILLER at times!!! At this point i sob like a baby!! Then when poor Fluke finally tracks down his old family,he comes to realise that they would be better off being left alone, and move on.... The scene by the Gravestone, when she realises just who Fluke is, as he scrapes away the snow to reveal his name, is one of the most moving pieces of film I've ever seen!! But at the VERY end, something nice happens...he meets his old friend again!!!! This film is just SOOOOOOO BRILLIANT!!!!Gary Edwards


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kutyavilág See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,435,709, 4 June 1995

Gross USA:

$3,987,768

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,987,768
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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