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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 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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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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Ein Hund namens Beethoven  »

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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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Trivia

Dean Jones, who played the evil vet in this movie, voiced George Newton (played by Charles Grodin in the movie) in the short-lived "Beethoven" cartoon. See more »

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When Alice looks out the window and sees Beethoven attacking the vet, There is no blood on Beethoven when she sees the attack. See more »

Quotes

George Newton: Come to our house, we'll barbecue.
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George Newton: Our food may not be great but it's not dangerous.
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Edited into Beethoven's Big Break (2008) See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor
: Allegro con brio
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (uncredited)
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The Good & Bad Of 'Beethoven'
1 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was almost like an old-fashioned type of nice movie "the whole family will enjoy," as the stupid trailers used to always say. They aren't always right about that, but they are with this one.

BAD NEWS - The "bad news" was (a) the silly ending, (b) some silly-stupid scenes earlier in which what you saw could never really happen, and (c) the three kids were annoying and bossy at times.

GOOD NEWS - The "good news" is, of course, "Beethoven," the lovable Saint Bernard who is a lot of fun to watch, especially with all his facial expressions. Also, it's a very entertaining story and there is absolutely nothing offensive, language-wise, in here.

OVERALL - This was popular enough to spawn some sequels, none of which were close in caliber to this one. A good family film worth viewing, but mainly if you like big, lovable dogs.


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