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Beethoven (1992)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 April 1992 (USA)
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

John Hughes (as Edmond Dantès), Amy Holden Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Grodin ... George Newton
Bonnie Hunt ... Alice Newton
Dean Jones ... Dr. Varnick
Nicholle Tom ... Ryce
Christopher Castile ... Ted
Sarah Rose Karr ... Emily
Oliver Platt ... Harvey
Stanley Tucci ... Vernon
David Duchovny ... Brad
Patricia Heaton ... Brie
Laurel Cronin ... Devonia Peet
O-Lan Jones ... Biker Woman
Nancy Fish ... Miss Grundel
Craig Pinkard Craig Pinkard ... Homeless Man
Robi Davidson Robi Davidson ... Mark
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Storyline

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list. Written by Rob Hartill

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The head of the family is the one with the tail. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Hund namens Beethoven See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,587,565, 5 April 1992

Gross USA:

$57,114,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,214,049
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whether it was intended or not, the first names of the parents in this movie and its sequel are the same as the first names of the Winfield parents in a couple of Doris Day movies. See more »

Goofs

When George comes into the house during a rainstorm. You can see clear sunny skies outside. See more »

Quotes

Brie: Let us take you out to dinner. Are there any good restaurants in this burg?
George Newton: [thinking] Ah, restaurants, uh...
Alice Newton: Why don't you just come over to our house, we can barbecue.
George Newton: Come to our house, we'll barbecue.
Brie: Barbecue? Let's live dangerously.
George Newton: [laughs] Well, our food may not be great but it's not dangerous!
Brad: [laughing] Well, I hope it's better than this espresso!
[they laugh, George and Alice do forced laughter]
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits finish, a short scene plays of Beethoven standing on a rock, silhouetted against a sunset. He barks as the credits end. See more »


Soundtracks

Roll Over Beethoven
Performed by Paul Shaffer and The World's Most Dangerous Band
Written by Chuck Berry
Produced by Paul Shaffer
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1 September 2018 | by jc_woutSee all my reviews

Such a good movie, even after 26 years! A much watch when we have kids.


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