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Beethoven's 4th -- The family is pleasantly surprised and puzzled when Beethoven suddenly becomes obedient. Turns out it's a prince and the pauper scenario, with the real Beethoven now living with a pompous rich family.


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Judge Reinhold ... Richard Newton

Julia Sweeney ... Beth Newton
Joe Pichler ... Brennan Newton
Michaela Gallo ... Sara Newton
Kaleigh Krish ... Madison Sedgewick

Matt McCoy ... Reginald Sedgewick

Veanne Cox ... Martha Sedgewick

Mark Lindsay Chapman ... Johnnie Simmons
Nick Meaney ... Nigel Bigalow
Natalie Marston ... Hayley (as Natalie Elizabeth Marston)

Jeff Coopwood ... Bill

Art LaFleur ... Sgt. Rutledge
June Lu ... Mrs. Florence Rutledge
Scott Evans ... Chiuchua Dancer

Patrick Bristow ... Guillermo

J. Suzanne Rampe ... Guest #1 (as Suzanne Rampe)

Ellen Eastwood ... Guest #2

Christina Ma ... Guest #3

Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)

Dorien Wilson ... Marlowe

David M. Evans ... Hammett
Arlan Jewell ... Hot Dog Vendor
Webb Millsaps ... Mailman
Randolph LeRoi ... Servant (as Randy Leroi)
Steve Christian ... Wanto (as Steven Christian)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cujo ... Beethoven (uncredited)
Travis Rosario ... Child playing in park (uncredited)

Directed by
David M. Evans  (as David Mickey Evans)
Writing credits
John Hughes (characters) (as Edmond Dantès) and
Amy Holden Jones (characters)

John Loy (written by)

Produced by
Kelli Konop .... producer
Original Music by
Philip Giffin 
Cinematography by
John B. Aronson (director of photography) (as John Aronson)
Film Editing by
David L. Bertman 
Carroll Timothy O'Meara  (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
Casting by
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
Costume Design by
Annie Dunn 
Makeup Department
Tracy Murphy .... key makeup artist
Production Management
John Portnoy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marco Black .... first assistant director
Gary J. Wayton .... second unit director
Art Department
Christopher Amy .... property master
Jennifer Ho .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Gary Cunningham .... sound mixer
Victoria S. Cunningham .... boom operator
Gregg Frazier .... boom operator
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Carrie Lisonbee .... sound effects editor (as Carrie Tippets)
Michael Mullane .... sound editor
Johanna Turner .... sound effects editor
Brian Avery .... stunts
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts (as Hugh A. O'Brien)
Monica Staggs .... stunt performer
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Marsha Blackburn .... still photographer
Douglas Busby .... second assistant camera
Sean Patrick Crowell .... key grip
Franc Gabusi .... grip (as Frank Gabusi)
Sheila Greene .... set electrician
Geoffrey Haley .... Steadicam operator
Geoffrey Haley .... camera operator: "a" camera
Charles Hart .... grip and second unit key grip
John Lacy .... best boy electric
Christopher Lucchese .... grip
Bobby Powell .... gaffer
Andrew Towne .... electrician (as Andy Towne)
Justin G. Maguire .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting
Dean E. Fronk .... casting
Greg Sacks .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Music Department
Philip Giffin .... conductor
Stu Goldberg .... composer: additional music
Christopher Klatman .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Guy Merrick .... transportation captain
Michael Merrick .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Scott Adams .... chef
Sharon C. Dietz .... production coordinator
Melinda Eichberg .... dog trainer
Jennifer Ho .... art set assistant
Jan McWilliams .... script supervisor
April Morley .... head animal trainer
Elizabeth Anne Stallone .... assistant to Judge Reinhold
Sharon B. Taksel .... production accountant
Justin Thaler .... production assistant: Hughes Entertainment
Tim Williams .... animal trainer
Amy Denning Winfrey .... payroll accountant
Oorala Yamada .... additional set production assistant

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[Michelangelo, who the family thinks is Beethoven, picks up Brennan's napkin off the floor]
Brennan Newton:He just picked up my napkin.
Beth Newton:He folded your napkin.
Richard Newton:[about the dog's behavioral change] That's weird.
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not really memorable., 12 December 2001
Author: Ryan J. Gilmer ( from Plymouth, MN, USA

Beethoven's 4th is basically a sad attempt continuing a series that needs neither another movie, nor another direct to video spin-off.

The movie seems more of a wishbone type wannabe, with its simplistic plot that doesn't even completely make sense and silly sight gags. While some of the movie is a bit funny, like Judge Reinhold trying to get Michalangelo (Beethoven's look-a-like) to behave like Beethoven, the movie is one to be skipped.

I'm not sure if 3 and 4 were filmed back to back, since this movie does carry a copyright date of 2000 on it. However, Beethoven's 3rd wasn't even theatre releasable, so the decision had to have been to make 2 direct to videos.

Anyway, Judge Reinhold should try better choices, at least ones that don't have him drinking out of a toilet.

Rating: 2

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