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Beethoven (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  3 April 1992 (USA)
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The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list. Written by Rob Hartill

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$57,114,049 (USA)
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Brian Levant took over as director just after the start of filming, replacing Steve Rash. See more »

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When Harvey and Vernon hop the fence into the junkyard and the dobermans come out, a trainer or other crew member can be seen behind the pallets. See more »

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Biker Woman: [holds and looks at Beethoven] He looks good and mean.
Pet Shop Owner: I don't know. He's pretty sweet.
Biker Woman: You can make any dog mean.
[Beethoven urinates on her leather jacket]
Biker Woman: Hey! Damn little beast. God!
[the pet shop owner smiles and takes Beethoven]
Biker Woman: [furiously] You got any pit bulls?
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Allegro con Brio
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From "Symphony No. 5"
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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5.1??? As bad as all that? I don't think so!
10 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really liked Beethoven. Of course it isn't perfect, it does have a silly ending, the plot does have its low points and the script was a tad weak in places. However, it is a charming, fun and entertaining family movie. I myself am mortified at the 5.1 IMDb rating. I seriously don't think it is as bad as all that. It isn't perfect, but it has a sense of fun. The cinematography is lush and very beautifully handled, and the direction was secure. Charles Grodin is an enormously talented actor, and I enjoyed his performance here, and Dean Jones seems to be having fun too. The child actors are appealing, and the music is lovely. I think the real star is Beethoven himself, whoever trained that dog should be told he/she did a wonderful job. With Beethoven, the film is fun, charming and very entertaining. And there are many memorable moments here. All in all, a very pleasant family film, I recommend it. It is not perfect, but it is one of the better family films out there. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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