Synopsis of Movie

Cartoon superproducers Hanna-Barbera moved into live action for this 1979 canine comedy. Joseph Barbera also wrote the story, an unusual cross between Benji and Robocop.

Young inventor Brian Foster works for Ralph Norton’s home security firm, a failing business suffering from a local crime wave. Brian hits upon an invention that might just save the company: C.H.O.M.P.S., the Canine Home Protection System. The android pooch is an unstoppable flurry of furry fury, the ultimate crimefighting machine.

Rival businessman Mr. Gibbs wants the robopup for himself, dispatching a dastardly double agent and his two bumbling cronies to sabotage Norton’s operation. It’s up to our young hero, his canine creation and Norton’s attractive daughter Casey to stop the baddies and save the day.

While not as popular as Hanna-Barbera's more famous cartoon creations, C.H.O.M.P.S. had a combination of sci-fi, action and comedy that no kid could resist. Originally released with a ‘PG’ rating because of a mean Doberman’s potty mouth, C.H.O.M.P.S. was re-dubbed to a more kid-friendly ‘G’ for later releases.

Movie Release History

1979 - C.H.O.M.P.S.

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American International Pics.


Brian Foster Wesley Eure
Mr. Gibbs Jim Backus
Mrs. Flower Hermione Baddeley
Ralph Norton Conrad Bain
Casey Norton Valerie Bertinelli
Ken Sharp Larry Bishop
Bracken Red Buttons
Merkle Robert Q. Lewis
Brooks Chuck McCann
Chief Patterson Regis Toomey

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