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Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

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Beethoven the St. Bernard dog becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dog-napped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.



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Beethoven becomes a father. But the puppies owner wants to use them and the mother in her divorce bargaining. But the Newton kids steal the puppies. Will they be allowed to keep them? And will they be able to rescue the puppies mother and re-unite her with her family? Written by Derek Picken <>

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This time he's bringing the kids. See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for mild language and unsuitable teen behavior | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beethoven 2  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


£5,029,293 (UK) (20 May 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Christopher Masterson a small role in the film, however his older brother, Danny Masterson, had a leading role in the film. The two were not playing brothers in the movie, so neither one mentioned to anyone that they were related. When producers went to view the film they noticed the resemblance and re-shot all of Chris's scenes with another actor. See more »


When Ryce is figuring out what to wear to school, she is holding up a dress in the mirror. She asks Beethoven what he thinks about it and turns around. When she turns around, she's holding up a different dress. See more »


[first lines]
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George Newton: Beethoven...
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George Newton: I want you to have this!
[George approaches to Beethoven]
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Alice Newton: Here!
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Written by John Stevens and Karl Stephenson
Performed by His Boy Elroy
Courtesy of Epic/Immortal Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Actually quite good!
4 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I don't understand the trashing comments I just read. This film is very, very good. I've seen it at least 5 or 6 times and it was enjoyable the first and last time I saw it. The film making was superb. I actually did some research to see where that cottage was located and see if there were any rentals.

I saw no character flaws in anyone. Each character was precise and very believable. Continuity errors were at a minimum. I also don't understand the rating this movie got. It was NOT THAT BAD! If there was poor acting, or plots, or errors then I could see trashing the movie. But really!

Even the musical score was perfect for each scene. A mixture of real classical and real rock. The music score designer deserves an 'A'.

Best parts: 1) Beethoven's nose in the beginning, followed by his dream sequence. 2) Anything Regina did. She was perfect! 3) Grodin trying to explain where babies come from. 3) The bully sequence at the fair (bite this guy in the weiner!) 4) The hamburger eating contest. 5) The tree stump scene with Penn. 6) Finally, all of the grunting noises Beethoven made. I can actually imitate each one. My kids love it when I do that.

Come on people. The movie was really enjoyable with quality Hollywood direction and design. Please stop knocking it. Give it another try. Or next time, try watching it with a child. You'll see.

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