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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Trivia

Chris Penn previously starred in Reservoir Dogs (1992). A violent, bloody and foul-mouthed crime caper, which also marked the feature debut of writer/director Quentin Tarantino. With Beethoven's 2nd (1993) in contrast, a cosy, gentle and warm-hearted comedy, it was dogs of a different type for Penn. Nevertheless he played a bad guy in both films. See more »

Goofs

When Ted is falls asleep while feeding the puppies, there is a dropper in the bowl. But when we see the bowl again, the spoon is gone. 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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Connections

Spin-off Beethoven: The Ultimate Canine Caper (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Chains
Written by John Stevens and Karl Stephenson
Performed by His Boy Elroy
Courtesy of Epic/Immortal Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Drown them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12 February 1999 | by chris-397See all my reviews

So what if I hate dogs, children and Americans? I can still enjoy this film can't I?? Now let's see... No!! No More!! If they bring out a third they'll regret it! Bwahahahaha!!! What exactly is the plot?? Is it possible that I fell asleep and missed half of it? No, because there's boredom, and just plain sickness. Well, they should have drowned the puppies, cos I hate them. If any animal rights people complain at me, I'll have them drowned as well. In fact, I might just go and flood the entire American continent. Millennium hand and shrimp. That's what you think. Hats.


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