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Beethoven's 3rd (2000)

G | | Family, Comedy | Video 25 July 2000
The Newton family from the original Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe but do plan to join a Newton family reunion and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes it, ... See full summary »

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The Newton family from the original Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe but do plan to join a Newton family reunion and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes it, they ship him to travel to the reunion with George Newton's brother Richard. Guess which family member it was? That's right, Beethoven! The giant mutt follows Richard Newton and his family of a nagging wife and two bratty kids as they hit the road to California in a huge, shiny - and expensive RV, equipped with a DVD player. Following them are two bumbling crooks who have hidden some secret codes on a DVD that they figure no one in the world will buy, but someone does: Richard. So now they've got a DVD holding top secret information and the crooks must get it back... Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Buckle Up... Beethoven Is Taking A Road Trip!

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The hotel that the family ends up spending their one night at happens to be the same hotel that Chevy Chase steals the cash from the register in the original National Lampoon's Vacation. See more »

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After Bill and Tommy break into the RV at the railroad park, they jump out through an open window. See more »

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[Beethoven has outrun both Tommy and Bill; resulting in crashing their car and drenching it in cement]
Bill: That dog trashed the car!
Tommy: [stuttering] J-just don't tell my mom!
Bill: [sarcastically] It's covered in cement.
Tommy: Don't tell her.
Bill: [as he tries to wipe the wet cement off the windshield] Oh, she's gonna know.
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Mediocre entry in the Beethoven franchise
23 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the first film, and while the second had its faults that was pretty good as well. Along with the fourth film, which is little more than a mediocre canine rehash on the classic Prince and the Pauper tale, this is one of the weaker films of the franchise. The soundtrack is great and Beethoven himself is fun and huggable, but everything else doesn't work. Judge Reinhold takes over from Charles Grodin, and while I have nothing personal against Reinhold, he overcompensates by acting almost every scene like it is an amateur dramatics pantomime. Julia Sweeney looks really lovely as his wife but she is underused and looks embarrassed. I am not surprised that the acting was sub par for they are very ill used with a badly underwritten script, very amateurish camera work and a very formulaic plot. I know the plot wasn't necessarily a strong point in the first Beethoven film, but at least that film had charm and fun. The pacing is also uneven, and as the increasingly silly and unfunny antics wore on I found myself bored and caring less for the characters, especially those rather clownish villains. Not to mention a flat climax that felt rushed and abrupt. Overall, disappointing and mediocre. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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