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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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3 April 1992 (USA)  »

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$57,114,049 (USA)
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John Hughes and Ivan Reitman have worked on 5 National Lampoon movies. Reitman produced Animal House (1978). John Hughes had written the scripts for Class Reunion (1982), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989). 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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George Newton: Any kind of weirdness and Beethoven is gone!
Alice Newton: Weirdness? What should I watch for, hon? Wearin' my clothes around the house?
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Symphony No. 5 in C minor
: Allegro con brio
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (uncredited)
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Brilliant Family Film
5 May 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I do not how the hell one of my all time childhood favourite films is rated 5 but I can tell you this film is one of the greatest family films of all time even watching it again all these years later.

Great film about family love, awesomeness and man's best friend. I made an IMDb account just so I could make a review to defend this film as I was shocked to see it had such a low rating when in reality this film is an all time classic. Understanding the bond between man and animal really helps you tie into the emotional connection the family has with the dog.

10/10 as a family film / comedy. Will be watching with my kids for sure and you should too.


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