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Beethoven's 2nd (1993)

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Beethoven, the St. Bernard dog, becomes a father, but his girlfriend Missy is dognapped, and his puppies are in danger of the same fate.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writers:

John Hughes (characters) (as Edmond Dantès), Amy Holden Jones (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Grodin ... George Newton
Bonnie Hunt ... Alice Newton
Nicholle Tom ... Ryce Newton
Christopher Castile ... Ted Newton
Sarah Rose Karr ... Emily Newton
Debi Mazar ... Regina
Chris Penn ... Floyd
Ashley Hamilton ... Taylor Devereaux
Danny Masterson ... Seth
Catherine Reitman ... Janie
Maury Chaykin ... Cliff Klamath
Heather McComb ... Michelle
Scott Waara ... Banker
Jeff Corey ... Gus, the Janitor
Virginia Capers ... Miss Linda Anderson
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Storyline

Beethoven becomes a father. But the puppies' owner wants to use them and the mother in her divorce bargaining. But the Newton kids steal the puppies. Will they be allowed to keep them? And will they be able to rescue the puppies' mother and re-unite her with her family? Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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The Newton Family is going to the dogs... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and unsuitable teen behavior | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beethoven 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,017,225, 19 December 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,354,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,154,166
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At the carnival, when Janie orders ice cream, she has her hair in a pony tail. When she walks away and the bully follows, her hair is down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emily: [gives Beethoven a piece of pork] Here, Beethoven.
Ted a.k.a. Shorty: [gives him a slightly bigger slice] Here, boy. Here's a special treat.
Alice Newton: [shows him a roasted chicken] Here, Beethoven. This is from all of us.
George Newton: Beethoven...
[holds up a giant steak]
George Newton: I want you to have this!
[George approaches to Beethoven]
Ryce Newton: Mom, we're out of toilet paper!
Alice Newton: Here!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The following scenes were never shown in theaters, video, or DVD; only on television:
  • Ted removing his jacket to use it as a cover for the puppies he and Emily were placing in a cardboard box.
  • Ted and Emily are trapped in the apartment garage (where Regina and Floyd reside), so they try to open the garage door by stepping on a wire that opens it, but to no avail. However, Beethoven chews on the wire, which causes the garage to open.
  • After George Newton finds out about the puppies, the next scene shows him stapling fliers on each tree saying "Puppies for sale", while Emily secretly takes them off one-by-one, then attempts to potty-train them next to a hydrant, but it becomes very difficult for him.
  • The Newtons were packing all of their belongings and gear into their car before leaving their house.
  • After the McDonald's scene, the Newtons are singing car songs.
  • During the stay at their lake house, Ted secretly picks out air fresheners from the local convenience store.
  • Emily telling her mom that she taught their puppy Tchaikovsky, but he doesn't really follow her at all afterwards.
  • At Taylor's party, it shows Beethoven struggling to get free from the support beam, with the glass bottles shown shaking frequently. Although the scene where the three party guys are shown pouring beer onto Beethoven is edited out (but not in the final cut of the film).
  • During The fair scene when George is eating the kids show up to take him to the eating contest with Beethoven,the scene originally ends with George saying "What kind of a contest is it where you just sit?" however there is an extended version which shows them walking away with Ted saying "C'mon Dad"
  • After George's nightmare sequence of a lot of puppies in his living room, the Newton family's commercial airs on their TV and they all begin to watch it. The difference here (compared to the final cut of the film) is that once the doorbell rang (after the commercial), Ryce stands up quickly from the couch and answers the door, instead of her shouting, "I'll get it!"
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The last watchable "Beethoven" film...
12 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Watchable first sequel to the surprise hit stars Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt as the reprising Newton family, whose slobbering Saint Bernard--Beethoven--gets himself a female doggie to make love with and produce tiny little doggies with. Problem: Two evil dognappers are chasing after the puppies.

Why do they want them? Well, why did Cruella Devil want puppies? Because they're villains.

A very poor movie, but compared to "Beethoven's 3rd, 4th" and "5th" this looks like a masterpiece.

2.5/5 stars -- mediocre but watchable sequel.

  • John Ulmer


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