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Beethoven's 3rd (2000)

G | | Family, Comedy | Video 25 July 2000
The Newton family from the first two Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe, but do plan to join a Newton family reunion, and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Newton
... Beth Newton
Joe Pichler ... Brennan Newton
Michaela Gallo ... Sara Newton
Mike Ciccolini ... Tommy (as Michael Ciccolini)
... Bill
... Penny (as Danielle Wiener)
... Uncle Morrie
... Kennel Employee
Mark Carlton ... Ranger Smith
... Sheriff Festus
Big Nate Kanae ... Black Bart / Sumo Cowboy (as Big Nate)
... Quentin / Video Store Clerk
Dean Wayton ... Delivery Man
Scott Evans ... Grocery Store Manager
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The Newton family from the first two Beethoven movies are on vacation in Europe, but do plan to join a Newton family reunion, and to make sure one of their family members definitely makes it, they ship him to travel to the reunion with George Newton's brother Richard. Guess which family member it was? That's right, Beethoven! The giant dog follows Richard Newton and his family of a nagging wife and two bratty kids, as they hit the road to California in a huge, shiny, and expensive RV, equipped with a DVD player. Following them, are two bumbling crooks who have hidden some secret codes on a DVD that they figure no one in the world will buy, but someone does: Richard. So now they have a DVD holding top secret information, and the crooks must get it back. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Buckle Up... Beethoven Is Taking A Road Trip!

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Beethoven 3  »

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Trivia

Filming location for the biggest toy train in the world was at the Los Angeles live steamers in Toluca Lake. Los Angeles California. See more »

Goofs

As the crooks' car is chasing the RV while covered in cement and leaving Colorado en route to Camp Bluff Lake, its license plates are missing. But after they arrive in a small town whilst covered in algae, they're back on. See more »

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[after Beethoven saves Sara from being kidnapped]
Beth Newton: Beethoven, I was wrong about you. You are a hero.
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References Meet Joe Black (1998) See more »

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Quentin Tarantino bit is clever, rest is not.
12 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Ok, the problems with this movie are numerous, but they must start with the silly storyline.

1- Thieves put a virus on a DVD and then sell the DVD to a movie rental store, only to wish to purchase it back again, only to notice that Judge Reinhold bought it (or at least I hope he bought it because otherwise he'd have massive rental fees), yet if he bought it, then the theives would have had to put a factory seal on it, which they didn't.

Anyway, trying to figure out the logic of this is beyond the point of the movie. In fact, its illogical that a movie with such a plot would even be green-lit (let a lone a sequel with the same copywrite date???, which doesn't even follow directly from the "surprise ending" of this movie--> if you can even call it a surprise).

Anyway, Judge Reinhold is decent and the new Newton family is at least watchable, yet the writing of this movie is the biggest disapointment. The characters are basically just around to fill holes and none of them have any character developement. Brennan's character is just whinny kid, who uses Beethoven to seduce girls (as he lacks charm), Sara is just there to be on the dog's side and to play off her brother, Beth is just a whinny Mom who hates the dog, and the theives are just idiots, the cops are pretty stupid, heck the best part may be the Video Store Clerk. At least Greg Pitts shows some range in an obvious Quentin Tarantino reference to his video store clerk days.

Too bad the rest of the film could not have been as clever. Rating: 3 (at least its better than part 4: rating of 2)


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