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Beethoven (1992)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 April 1992 (USA)
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,587,565, 5 April 1992, Wide Release

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$57,114,049

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$147,214,049
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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 Illinois. See more »

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After Brie knocks over her glass at the barbecue, Alice picks it up, and it's intact. When she walks away with it, it's broken. See more »

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George Newton: This is ridiculous! It's a dog, he doesn't have preferences! You could call him Ding-Dong Head and he wouldn't know the difference!
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Ladies and Gentlemen: Sir Charles Grodin
4 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Do you enjoy movies with excessive groin biting, stupid mobsters (see "Blank Check"), nauseating cuteness, and the precise timing and rapier wit of Charles Grodin? Then, God help us, Beethoven is for you. Memo to David Duchovny: start buying the copies before the kids who watch this are old enough to stay up for X-Files. It's called credibility, Dave, look into it. Watching Beethoven in the theaters is wonderful. Just me and a friend, and a Mormon family, who, after walking into the theater seventy-five minutes late, gave us dirty looks for yelling well-deserved sarcastic remarks at the screen. "Beethoven" is for people who think "Blankman" was robbed at the Oscars.


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