Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Romance  |  17 December 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Waara ...
Gus, the Janitor
Virginia Capers ...
Miss Linda Anderson


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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Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


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]
Emily: [gives Beethoven a piece of pork] Here, Beethoven.
Ted a.k.a. Shorty: [gives him a slightly bigger slice] Here, boy. Here's a special treat.
Alice Newton: [shows him a roasted chicken] Here, Beethoven. This is from all of us.
George Newton: Beethoven...
[holds up a giant steak]
George Newton: I want you to have this!
[George approaches to Beethoven]
Ryce Newton: Mom, we're out of toilet paper!
Alice Newton: Here!
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Followed by Beethoven's 4th (2001) See more »


Roll Over Beethoven
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Paul Shaffer
Featuring Will Lee, Sid McGinnis and Anton Fig
Produced by Paul Shaffer
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A little contrived and mediocre in places, but is an entertaining and watchable sequel
22 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first Beethoven, while it had its flaws, it was cute and charming. This sequel has its contrivances and a little mediocre in places, but it is a decent sequel, definitely one of the more watchable ones in the franchise. The script is weak in places, and the plot is something you will have seen before. Plus the pacing is rather hectic, and the film could have been longer. That said it is beautifully filmed, with lovely cinematography and even better scenery. The music score I couldn't fault either, and the gags are interesting(the hamburger contest was a riot). The acting is decent, with Charles Grodin very entertaining as George and Bonnie Hunt luminous as Alice. As the villains of the pieces, Debi Mazar and Chris Penn also impress. But the real stars are the dogs, Beethoven is still his funny and adorable self, but he is almost upstaged by the beautiful and equally adorable Missy. Overall, has its problems, but as a sequel it is watchable, certainly better than the rating here(and I also think the first film is rated too low). 6/10 Bethany Cox

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