This movie was made in 1989, during John Travolta's descent in popularity. The "Eyes of an Angel" is well enough performed by Travolta and the then sweet little Tito Larriva, but the plot is less than exceptional. The movie suffers a little in keeping a lively pace.
Travolta plays Bobby, a single father on the run with his little girl after stealing money from a gangster. In Chicago, his daughter finds a fierce looking but gentle Doberman who is entered in cruel dog fights, where the loser usually winds up killed or seriously wounded. Fleeing from the gangsters, they are followed from Chicago to San Francisco by the dog - and his former owner, the gangster boss. The dog is in danger of being entered in more dog fights if he is found, and Bobby and his daughter could lose their lives as well.
This movie could have been great for kids, if it didn't contain so much brutality and violence liberally decorated with four-letter gangster talk.
Dog lovers will enjoy it, but viewers who prefer gruesome horror movies or well-depicted musicals will find it tedious and boring.