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Beethoven's Big Break -- When the lovable St. Bernard Beethoven crashes into Hollywood, he breaks sets, rules and into our hearts, in this all-new howl-arious adventure starring Jonathan Silverman and Moises Arias.
Beethoven's Big Break -- Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St...
Beethoven's Big Break -- Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St...


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30 December 2008 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Jonathan Silverman ... Eddie

Jennifer Finnigan ... Lisa

Moises Arias ... Billy

Eddie Griffin ... Stanley

Rhea Perlman ... Patricia

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Sal

Oscar Nuñez ... Tick

Joey Fatone ... Bones

Stefanie Scott ... Katie

Cesar Millan ... Cesar Millan
Grant Elliott ... George Newton

Zach Kosnitzky ... Lewis

Ali Eagle ... Craft Service Person

Adam Vernier ... Marco
Aaron Richmond ... Camera Operator
Alexis Schulze ... Patricia's Assistant
Wayne Morris ... Sound Mixer (as Wayne 'Money' Morris)

Simon Page ... Waiter

Ursula Whittaker ... Security Commander
Peter De Anda ... Greg the Guard (as Otowah Jackson)
Patricia Elliott ... Woman with Tiny Dog
Paul Di Franco ... Surly Guard (as Paul DiFranco)

Kathleen LaGue ... Scool Teacher
Phil Selway ... Smiling Guard

Tom Nowicki ... Chef
Maria Ford ... Angry Neighbor

Dee Bradley Baker ... Animals (voice)
Beethoven ... Beethoven
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Adler ... Crew Member
Robie Alan ... Film Crew Member
John M. Augello ... Studio Executive

Carol C. Bailey ... Dinner Guest

Darryl Baldwin ... Lead Security Guard
Shawn 'Bigwheel' Bidwell ... Security Guard
Colin Bowman ... Studio Security Guard

Harrison Boxley

Ophelia Boxley ... Restaurant Patron
Petra Bukalo ... Mrs. Newton
Cristina Cimino ... Park Patron (as Cristina Huang)

Joseph Cintron ... Guard
Josh Cole ... Pedestrian

Tiffany Dion ... Pedestrian
Eric Ditman ... Studio Executive
Ricky Dunlop ... Skinny Guard
Omar Elkalyoubie ... Actor on the Backlot

Bayley Ellenburg ... Pedestrian
Jeff Ellenburg ... Pedestrian

Russ Forga ... Pedestrian

Amy Fox ... Pedestrian

Amy Lyn Howell ... Core Film Crew Member
Jack Kruse ... Film Crew Member
Kei Leong ... In-Movie physician
Becc Lester ... Cowgirl actress
Lindsay MacDonald ... Girl on Sidewalk
Gisele Magnin ... Pedestrian
Angel McBride ... Katie's Friend
Melody Mccraney ... Pedestrian

Scott Mena ... Assistant director
Brandon Migliore ... Guy with Guitar
Jennifer L. Miller ... Film Crew Member
Nancy Molimis ... Additional Crew (as Nancy Bush)

Tony Morales ... Chef
Tom Myers ... Set Dresser
Katarina Noel ... Friend of Lewis
Headley Oliver III ... Dinner Guest
Kristin Popelka ... In-Movie Film Crew
Jason Nathaniel Powers ... In-Movie Assistant Director

Laura Alexandra Ramos ... Actress (as Laura Ramos)

Brady Reiter ... Restaurant Patron

Greer Scott ... Film Crew Member
James Start ... Tony
Andy Ussach ... Borzoi Auditioner

Aries Marvin Uzzle ... Core Film Crew Member
Briana Vega ... Theatre Worker
Kevin B. Young ... Studio Executive
Whitney Costner ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Blake Dawson ... School Girl (uncredited)
Macaila Fernandes ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Dayl Johns ... Actress on Backlot (uncredited)

Bettye Keefer ... Premiere Attendee (uncredited)

Jesse Kozel ... Actor on Backlot (uncredited)
Noah Kronenberger ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Ginny Leavy ... Car Driver (uncredited)

John Archer Lundgren ... Fisherman (uncredited)
Mitchell Maggin ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
James Marks ... Executive in BMW (uncredited)

Jeremy Palko ... Crew Member (uncredited)
Summer Raine ... Actor on Backlot (uncredited)
Josh Richart ... Cameraman (uncredited)

Steve Wickersham ... Cowboy at Universal Studios (uncredited)
Elizabeth Rose Young ... Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Elliott 
Writing credits
Derek Rydall (teleplay)

Brian Levant (story) and
Derek Rydall (story)

Produced by
Wayne Morris .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Folk 
Cinematography by
Stephen Campbell (director of photography) (as Stephen F. Campbell)
Film Editing by
Roderick Davis 
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
Production Design by
Mark Garner 
Costume Design by
Beverly Safier 
Makeup Department
Lee Grimes .... makeup department head
Jane Hassinger .... key hair stylist
Jonah Levy .... makeup artist
Randa Squillacote .... hair department head
Christine Wostak .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Jan Kikumoto .... post-production supervisor
Wayne Morris .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Finn .... first assistant director
Charissa Forth Kane .... second assistant director
Meaghan F. McLaughlin .... second assistant director: reshoots
Art Department
Joan Bernier .... scenic foreman
Mark Garner .... production designer: sets
Skylar Gorrell .... set dresser
D'Asia Grace .... art department production assistant
Brian Latimer .... graphic designer
Jeff 'J.Mac' McDonald .... set dresser
Dan Stewart .... carpenter
Rich Swim .... assistant property master
John Tegethoff .... set dresser
Dan Wilkerson .... on-set dresser
Jim S. Williams .... leadman
Sound Department
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
Scott Clements .... sound mixer
Michael Farnan .... sound re-recording mixer
Jacob Kemp .... sound utility
Danny Kim .... sound effects editor
Colin Rogers .... adr foley mixer
Colin Rogers .... foley editor
Teddy Salas .... sound facilities coordinator
Craig Schafer .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Jeremy S. Brock .... special effects coordinator: reshoot coordinator
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects assistant
James L. Roberts .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jun Ren .... digital production manager
Diego Torroija .... visual effects supervisor
David Van Woert .... titles producer
Felix Xu .... compositing supervisor
Mark A. Kolars .... digital compositor (uncredited)
D.J. Shea .... visual effects assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Badger .... stunt coordinator
Tim Bell .... stunt double
Laurence Chavez .... stunts
John Copeman .... utility stunts
John Evanko .... stunt double
Keith Meriweather .... stunt double
Phi-Long Nguyen .... stunts
Josh Petro .... stunt performer
Susan Saddler .... stunt double: Moises Arias
Christopher Tardieu .... stunts
Greg Wattkis .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bardin .... key grip
Robert Beverlin .... camera operator
Frank Boone .... chief dolly grip
David S. Campbell .... camera operator
David S. Campbell .... steadicam operator
Erik Curtis .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Erik Curtis .... second assistant camera
David Daniel .... camera operator
Sean Fisher .... grip
Mike L. Germaine .... dolly grip
Larry Gianneschi IV .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael J. Graham .... second assistant camera
Marvin Haven .... dolly grip
Kevin Jackson .... best boy grip
Megan Morris .... film loader
John Oliveri .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gene Page .... still photographer
Ken Palladino .... best boy electric
Stephanie Power .... grip
Humberto Recio .... lighting technician
Danny Vanzura .... second assistant camera
Robert Veliky .... additional second assistant camera
Sean R. Wilson .... electrician
Marc Wostak .... gaffer
Ryan Patrick Dean .... second assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Gordy Jorian .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jennifer Conrader .... extras casting
Heather Heinz .... casting: Florida
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Katye Kalivoda .... casting associate
Rebecca Zoe Leigh .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Milliner .... costumer
Jeanie Sturgeon .... additional costumer
Editorial Department
Paul Baio .... post-production assistant
Eunice Choi .... post-production coordinator
Mark Pitner .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Dallas Aimer .... orchestrator
Tony Blondal .... additional orchestrator
Peter Boyer .... additional orchestrator
Drew DeAscentis .... music editor
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor (as Paul DiFranco)
Randy Edelman .... composer: theme music
Evan Evans .... additional orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... score mixer
Matt Gates .... additional orchestrator
Benoit Grey .... supervising orchestrator
Dominik Hauser .... orchestrator
Tricia Holloway .... music consultant
Joe Moser .... music preparation
Milton Nelson .... orchestrator
Derek Poulsen .... music preparation
Joseph Trapanese .... orchestrator
Tom Villano .... music editor
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
David Neil Enfinger .... driver
Cara Sachse .... driver
Other crew
Shawn 'Bigwheel' Bidwell .... location assistant
John Bonaccorse .... set production assistant
Brian Burger .... assistant location manager
Mandy Diasselliss .... studio teacher
Chad Diaz .... production assistant
Mark A. Echevarria .... head animal trainer/animal coordinator
Joan Egan Foglia .... production accountant (as Joan Egan-Foglia)
John Garrett .... location manager
Gabriella Gentry .... production assistant (as Maria Gabriella Pennington)
Jacci Herman .... production secretary
Greg Holstein .... assistant to director
Krystian Lagowski .... key set production assistant
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Karen Manuel .... set production assistant
Michael J. McCarthy .... key craft service
Erica Mckee .... production assistant
Eliazar Mendoza .... production assistant
Jennifer L. Miller .... stand-in
Gina Schifano .... production coordinator
David Sousa .... animal trainer: Dogs, Iguanna, miscellaneous animals (uncredited)
David A. Vargas .... set production assistant (as David Vargas)
Kathryn Waters .... script supervisor
Nicole Ziobro .... office production assistant
Lisa Gooding .... production executive (uncredited)
Dimitri Molimis .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Kristin Popelka .... photo double (uncredited)
Kristin Popelka .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor
Argentina:101 min

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The first film in the Beethoven franchise to be given a PG rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) since the second film (which was released 15 years earlier, in 1993).See more »
Continuity: In the scene when the boy names the dog Beethoven, the orchestra on the TV is indeed playing Beethoven's Fifth, as the announcer says. However, when the boy's father enters the living room and hears a classic melody of Beethoven, what you hear comes from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, not Fifth.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Beethoven's 4th (2001) (V)See more »
Beethoven's Ninth SymphonySee more »


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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
You deserve a break today! Get this adorable new Beethoven!, 2 May 2011
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) is a widowed father to son Billy (Moises Arias). An animal movie trainer, Eddie's main pet is an acting iguana but Billy longs for a dog. Dad says no. Meanwhile, Beethoven is homeless and goes looking for food in the LA suburbs, from butcher shops to pizza parlors. Of course, he crosses paths with Billy and the young lad can't resist bringing him home. Dad is aghast, especially when it turns out the canine is a she and there are puppies arriving soon! Although Eddie tells Billy they are only going to keep the dog temporarily while they search for a new home, Beethoven ends up going along to work. When the doggy star of Eddie's newest work, a bichon frise, ends up dognapped, the producer (Rhea Perlman) and the director (Eddie Griffin) are mad and fire the main animal trainer, giving Eddie the head job. And, when Beethoven runs through the set and makes everyone laugh, they ask the lovely screenwriter, Lisa (Jennifer Finnigan) to re-write the script with for their new St. Bernard star! At first, she is resentful and Lisa and Eddie bicker. But, soon, Lisa asks to come to Eddie's house to observe the dog and get ideas. As can be expected, proximity sometimes makes hearts beat faster. Meanwhile, the dognappers, getting no ransom for the small white dog, decide to go the same route and grab Beethoven. Will they succeed, ruining the completion of the motion picture and Eddie's job prospects? This adorable film will please everyone in the whole family, maybe the whole wide world. What's not to like, with great, funny stars, nice sets, lovely costumes, a zesty, imaginative script and a skilled, never-lagging direction? Give you and yours a break today, you deserve it, and get your hands on this one.

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