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Beethoven (1992) Poster

(1992)

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Eleanor Keaton, Buster Keaton's widow, trained the dog Beethoven for this movie.
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So incensed were the American Veterinary Association about the depiction of a vet as leader of a dog-napping ring, they fired off a letter of protest to Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America.
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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 the state of Illinois.
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Was largely filmed in the southern area of Pasadena, however at the beginning of the film, when Harvey and Vernon are chasing down the dogs, this was filmed on the back-lot at Universal.
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Brian Levant took over as director just after the start of filming, replacing Steve Rash.
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The Saint Bernard named Beethoven is owned by the Newton family. Isaac Newton and Ludwig van Beethoven were life-long bachelors. Newton died in March 1727, while Beethoven died in March 1827.
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