HAVE YOU EVER MET SOMEONE YOU FELT YOU ALREADY KNEW?
A dog is born and given the name Fluke by a homeless woman; growing up, he starts having strange memories of his previous life as a human (Matthew Modine)… and what happened the day he died. We’ve seen plenty of films about people who end up in somebody else’s body, but why not make another one as long as your heart is in the right place? It’s a cute story, which wraps up a bit too neatly, but it is engaging nevertheless and the music score is beautiful. Not really a film for children though since it does address dark issues, including the protagonist’s suspicious death.
1995-U.S. 96 min. Color. Directed by Carlo Carlei. Novel: James Herbert. Music: Carlo Siliotto. Cast: Matthew Modine (Tom Johnson/Fluke), Nancy Travis (Carol Johnson), Eric Stoltz (Jeff Newman), Max Pomeranc, Ron Perlman, Jon Polito. Voice of Samuel L. Jackson.
Trivia: Fluke is played by Comet, of Full House fame.