A little story about a stray puppy who lost his way and is now trying to find his family.

His human family.

''Fluke'' is a 1995 film about a dog named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fluke]], who for most of his life remembers brief flashes of his other life, leading him to believe that in his past life he was actually a human named Tom with a family and a job. Upon finding his widowed wife and son, his memory intensifies as well as his suspicions, especially against his former business partner Jeff whom he believes caused his human death.
!!This film provides examples of:

* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his dog. Actually scratch that... a reincarnated dog and his human son.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude
* AndImTheQueenOfSheba: When Fluke tries explaining to Rumbo that he was a human in a past life, Rumbo sarcastically responds, "Yeah, and I was [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]]."
* AnimalTalk: Animals seemingly can understand each other, as well as human speech. Humans cannot understand animals, of course.
* BigDamnHeroes: Rumbo, who [[spoiler: rescues Fluke and other animals from animal experiments at a cosmetics company. [[TearJerker It doesn't end well for him]].]]
* BigFriendlyDog: Fluke and to some degree, Rumbo.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Done with the same person. When Tom dies in the opening, he is soon reincarnated as a newly born puppy.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: After helping Carol find Brian, he shows Carol who he really is and leaves them so can they be happy. On the bright side however, he meets up with Rumbo who is reincarnated as a squirrel.]]
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: Fluke leaves the family so they can be happy after helping Carol find Brian.]]
* DogsAreDumb: Averted.
* PreciousPuppies
* [[HomelessPigeonPerson Homeless Person]]: Bella ([[Literature/{{Twilight}} not that Bella]]) who decides to raise Fluke after he escapes from a pound.
* ItsAllMyFault: Said word for word when [[spoiler: Fluke remembers what really happened on the night of his accident.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Fluke leaves Carol and Brian after he realizes he's only been getting in the way of their happiness. He does ensure he'll always be with them as he uncovers his grave.]]
* JerkAss: Jeff, at first. Turns out [[spoiler: Tom was the real JerkAss who ignored his family, worked days and nights and refused to develop Jeff's brake system.]]
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: What Fluke believes Jeff did to his past human self.
* MarriedToTheJob: Tom. He only gets to know his family better as a dog.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After causing Jeff's car crash, Fluke regains his memories as Tom and realizes that Jeff didn't have anything to do with his accident other than his own carelessness.]]
* OldDog: Rumbo, a Saint Bernard.
* OneWomanWail: The music makes some use of it, but most powerful during [[spoiler: Fluke's real flashback of Tom's death.]]
* PastLifeMemories: Fluke gradually regains memory of his human life, which leads him to go on a search for the wife and son he left behind.
* PoundsAreAnimalPrisons
* RomancingTheWidow: Jeff toward Carol.
* {{Reincarnation}}: A big theme in the film, as the main character upon his death reincarnates as a Golden Retriever.
** [[spoiler: Rumbo was once a sailor and Bert's brother (the man who feeds him and Fluke).]]
*** [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, he is revealed to have been reincarnated again as a ''squirrel''.]]
* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler: To get revenge on Jeff, Fluke hides in the backseat of his car and attacks him, causing him to crash which also flings Fluke through the window.]]
* RuleNumberOne: Rumbo states various rules, all numbered one, throughout the film.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway: Textbook example. Fluke saves his son and reveals his true identity to his ex-wife. She screams his name as he flees into the night.
* WidowWoman: Carol.