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Was brought up in a dispute between film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert on their syndicated television show At the Movies (1986). The same week, the critically acclaimed Full Metal Jacket (1987) was released, and Ebert gave it a mixed review. Meanwhile, Ebert gave "thumbs up" to Benji the Hunted, which Siskel gave thumbs down. Siskel claimed that Ebert liked Benji the Hunted more than Full Metal Jacket. Ebert's favorable review of Benji the Hunted was again brought up when Siskel and Ebert appeared on the animated sitcom The Critic (1994).
Mary Beth McLaulin:
Tonight, Benji is missing at sea. He was with his trainer, Frank Inn, in a small open fishing boat just off the coast when the boat capsized. Mr. Inn was rescued. He was taken here to the Coast Guard station in Newport where he apparently is in good...
Grizzly bears are not modernly found in Oregon. This bear species has been extirpated from this northwestern American state since the early 20th Century. They can modernly be found in western Canada and Alaska. Timber wolves currently inhabit Alaska, Canada, portions of the Great Lakes region and northwestern American states (specifically Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming).
After the credits are over, a still of Benji appears and the text reads "woof."
$21,530 7 June 1987