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Beethoven (1992)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  3 April 1992 (USA)
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but its veterinarian secretly wants to kill him.



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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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Release Date:

3 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Hund namens Beethoven  »

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$57,114,049 (USA)

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Whether it was intended or not, the first names of the parents in this movie and it's sequel are the same as the first names of the Winfield parents in a couple of Doris Day movies. See more »


When Alice looks out the window and sees Beethoven attacking the vet, There is no blood on Beethoven when she sees the attack. See more »


Brad: We want to get in bed with Newton Auto Air Freshners!
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Roll Over Beethoven
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Written by Chuck Berry
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Cute little family film
2 April 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

As far as family films go, this is definatly a movie for them. If you are watching "Beethoven" on your own, you won't find anything special. Basic plot of there a villians trying to kidnap dogs to do illegal experimental tests. One of the puppies escape the villians. The puppy runs to a home with a dad who refuses to have pets. But when his children beg and beg, he lets them have the puppy they name "Beethoven". The main villian comes back to get the puppy once again. But will the father save the dog he hates in time? You'll have to find out. :-D

Not my type of movie, but show it to your kids or family.


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