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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.

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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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This time he's bringing the kids. 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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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 »

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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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Soundtracks

The Day I Fall in Love
Written by Carole Bayer Sager, James Ingram, and Clif Magness
Performed by Dolly Parton and James Ingram
Produced by David Foster
Dolly Parton appears courtesy of Columbia
James Ingram appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Cuter than the first
17 November 2005 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

BEETHOVEN'S 2ND, in my opinion, is even cuter than the first BEETHOVEN. I laughed really hard when George (Charles Grodin) first discovered the puppies in the basement of his house and said, "Oh, no!" Those puppies were absolutely adorable! In my opinion, Regina (Debi Mazar) and Floyd (Chris Penn) were like Cruella and her henchmen, Horace and Jasper! I was so glad when the puppies got them all dirty. I mean, what human being would want to drown five sweet, cute, innocent puppies? When Beethoven caused the deck of Taylor's (Ashley Hamilton) lake house to collapse, I was relieved. This was because he saved Ryce (Nicholle Tom) from being raped. In conclusion, I highly recommend this cute movie to all you dog lovers or Charles Grodin fans who have not seen it.


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