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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Newton
... Alice Newton
... Dr. Varnick
... Ryce
... Ted
... Emily
... Harvey
... Vernon
... Brad
... Brie
... Devonia Peet
... Biker Woman
... Miss Grundel
Craig Pinkard ... Homeless Man
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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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3 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Hund namens Beethoven  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,587,565, 5 April 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,114,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,214,049
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was largely filmed in the southern area of Pasadena, however at the beginning of the film, when Harvey and Vernon are chasing down the dogs, this was filmed on the backlot at Universal. See more »

Goofs

At different times, George drives a wood-paneled station wagon and a solid brown station wagon. See more »

Quotes

Biker Woman: [holds and looks at Beethoven] He looks good and mean.
Pet Shop Owner: I don't know. He's pretty sweet.
Biker Woman: You can make any dog mean.
[Beethoven urinates on her leather jacket]
Biker Woman: Hey! Damn little beast. God!
[the pet shop owner smiles and takes Beethoven]
Biker Woman: [furiously] You got any pit bulls?
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Jimmy Olsen's Blues
Written by The Spindoctors
Performed by The Spindoctors
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It's a dog's life
31 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Beethoven was made in 1992, i thought that this movie was fantastic to watch. It gets you going when there is humour in the movie. This is rated U which is suitable for people all ages. I give this movie a fantastic score 10 out of 10 because it is such a great children's movie.


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