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Beethoven's 5th (2003)

Sara Newton and Beethoven spends summer with Freddy Kablinski in Quicksilver, a weird town.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Thomas ... Freddy Kablinski
Faith Ford ... Julie Dempsey
Daveigh Chase ... Sara Newton
Tom Poston ... John Giles / Selig
Katherine Helmond ... Crazy Cora Wilkens
Sammy Kahn Sammy Kahn ... Garrett
Richard Riehle ... Vaughn Carter
Clint Howard ... Owen Tuttle
Kathy Griffin ... Evie Kling
John Larroquette ... Mayor Harold Herman
Rodman Flender ... Moe Selig
Tina Illman Tina Illman ... Rita Selig
Tom Musgrave ... Jim
Joel Hurt Jones Joel Hurt Jones ... Phil Dobson
Elizabeth Warner Elizabeth Warner ... Mrs. Dobson


Sara Newton and Beethoven spends summer with Freddy Kablinski in Quicksilver, a weird town.

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And then there were 5!
21 September 2006 | by dgraham-14See all my reviews

When I lose my faith in humanity or the arts, I need but to watch this Fifth and greatest installment to the "St. Bernard Saga." As clever as Chinatown, as dark as Citizen Kane, as imaginative and righteously foreseeing as Dune, this homage to cinematography will cause the most rooted theologian to question the existence of a God-creator. How can man bring forth such a work of utter perfection? In a word, this film is angelic. Again I stand amazed by the range of an actor as unequaled as John Larroquette. His immortal dialog, "Who pooped in my shoe!?!" should have earned him an Academy Award. And what could be said about Kathy Griffin's performance. My sole is reborn as I here here witty combacks and jingers dance from atop her rapier-like tongue.

I have been petitioning to have it replace "Bridge over the River Kwai" in the AFA's list of the best 100 films of all time! I only hope that before my existence on this plane comes to pass, I can see but one more playful yarn with this the most beloved creature to grace the planet.

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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Beethoven's 5th: Big Paw See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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