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
The head of the family is the one with the tail.
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Did You Know?
Screenwriter John Hughes
is credited as "Edmond Dantes." The pseudonym is an homage to a character in "The Count of Monte Cristo." This film is one of only a few written by Hughes that takes place outside of the state of Illinois. See more
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
[after Alice has fired Devonia for not watching all of the kids
Honey, it was an accident!
We can't throw out the option of having a babysitter just because we had a bad one. We'll find somebody really responsible to look after the kids.
Over my dead body.
Allegro con Brio
From "Symphony No. 5"
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven See more