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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 is back, and this time, he's bringing the kids. It's the further adventures of the Newton family and their lovable, lumbering pal, Beethoven. In this second "symphony" of the Beethoven saga, our hero meets Missy, the lady Saint Bernard of his dreams. Unfortunately, they are soon separated by Regina, Missy's hateful owner who is using her as a bargaining chip in an ugly divorce. But love finds a way, and the result is four adorable, roly-poly puppies. The prospect of four valuable, purebred pups appeals to Regina's greed, but the Newton kids come to the rescue and bring home the cuddly canines. Now if they can just convince Dad to adopt the huge, messy bundles of joy . . . Mission accomplished. But Missy is still in Regina's evil clutches. Will Missy, Beethoven and their puppies ever be reunited? And will Regina finally get what she deserves? Written by Official DVD cover

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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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Beethoven follows Missy to the apartment building where she lives. He goes around to a side of the building where there are balconies, and soon Missy appears on a ground floor balcony. Beethoven jumps onto the balcony and the pair kiss. Then Beethoven beckons Missy to follow him and the two dogs jump back over the balcony. To achieve this scene, a ramp was built on the outside of the balcony from which Beethoven could jump onto the balcony. The balcony was built up from the inside so that the two dogs jumped from the raised floor onto the ramp as they left the balcony. The dogs responded to their trainer's vocal commands to do these jumps and they were given food as a reward. Beethoven takes Missy to a drive-in movie which they enjoy while munching on some popcorn. For this scene they did some additional nuzzling which was handled in the same manner as before. On another date, Beethoven and Missy ride in a carriage which is driven by a man on a bicycle. The dogs eat hot-dogs and stroll. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in The Odd Couple: Oscar's Overture (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Love Me
Written by Berry Gordy
Performed by The Contours
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Great Fun!
5 May 2004 | by blackarachnia2See all my reviews

Beethoven's 2nd is, without a doubt, the most fun movie I've ever seen. This second generation of St Bernard pups renews my faith that animals can be treated very well in the movies. The dogs are the most fun part of this movie. Missy and Beethoven getting into some trouble and having their pups while Missy's surrogate owner is completely unaware. It's a really fun movie for adults and children that are over 8 years of age. There's quite a bit of inappropriate content in this movie such as Chris Penn's character dangling one of Missy's puppies over the cliff. Other than that it was a fun movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,017,225, 19 December 1993

Gross USA:

$53,443,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,243,066
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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