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Beethoven's 3rd (2000)

G | | Family, Comedy | Video 25 July 2000
TV Program
3:31 | TV Program
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 »


David Mickey Evans


John Hughes (characters) (as Edmond Dantès), Jeff Schechter | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Reinhold ... Richard Newton
Julia Sweeney ... Beth Newton
Joe Pichler Joe Pichler ... Brennan Newton
Michaela Gallo ... Sara Newton
Mike Ciccolini Mike Ciccolini ... Tommy (as Michael Ciccolini)
Jamie Marsh ... Bill
Danielle Keaton ... Penny (as Danielle Wiener)
Frank Gorshin ... Uncle Morrie
Holly Mitchell ... Kennel Employee
Mark Carlton Mark Carlton ... Ranger Smith
Dana Lee ... Sheriff Festus
Big Nate Kanae Big Nate Kanae ... Black Bart / Sumo Cowboy (as Big Nate)
Greg Pitts ... Quentin / Video Store Clerk
Dean Wayton Dean Wayton ... Delivery Man
Scott Evans Scott Evans ... Grocery Store Manager


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!


Family | Comedy


G | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Holly Mitchell, who plays the Kennel Employee, Jenny, is now a renowned life coach, based in the Cotswolds, UK and in LA. See more »


The portable DVD player that Brennan attempts to watch The Shakiest Gun in the West on displays the typical blue VHS play screen before showing the computer codes. See more »


[first lines]
[Sara and Beth are packing for their trip]
Beth Newton: What are you doing?
Sara Newton: [holding a camcorder] Dad said I'm family videographer. I'm documenting our journey!
[Beth grabs some items and chuckles at Sara's comment]
Beth Newton: We're not going on a journey, Sara. We're going on a very long drive.
Beth Newton: Nuh-uh! Dad said we're taking a journey!
[Beth chuckles again]
Sara Newton: Does the R.V. have a power port for my laptop?
Beth Newton: Well, we're on a budget, Sara and the economy R.V. might not even have a toilet; but I'm sure it has a cigarette...
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References American Pie (1999) See more »

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Too immature even for a five-year-old
12 June 2004 | by cricketnut_2004See all my reviews

To say this is not a patch on the first two Beethovens is a simplistic understatement. Whoever put up the money to make this ghastly waste of space must have been barking mad. The "best" of the puerile toilet gags that litter the film involve exploding sewage outlets (all over the bad guys, naturally); the eponymous pooch farting after an overdose of eggs; and the dog licking a gigantic ball of earwax. The plot is daft and the baddies so stupid you almost feel sorry for them. The only ray of light (for us girls, anyway) is a drop-dead gorgeous cop right near the end of the film, providing the excuse for the inevitable car chase. But even he doesn't make it worth wasting time or money on this one.

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Release Date:

25 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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