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Beethoven's Big Break (2008)

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Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to ... See full summary »

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Mike Elliott

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Derek Rydall (teleplay), Brian Levant (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Silverman ... Eddie
Jennifer Finnigan ... Lisa
Moises Arias ... Billy
Eddie Griffin ... Stanley
Rhea Perlman ... Patricia
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Sal
Oscar Nuñez ... Tick
Joey Fatone ... Bones
Stefanie Scott ... Katie
Cesar Millan ... Cesar Millan
Grant Elliott Grant Elliott ... George Newton
Zach Kosnitzky Zach Kosnitzky ... Lewis
Ali Eagle ... Craft Service Person
Adam Vernier ... Marco
Aaron Richmond Aaron Richmond ... Camera Operator
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Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ne'er-do-wells have plans to kidnap the famous dog and hold him for ransom. Written by cj

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beethoven's 6th See more »

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Trivia

The script Beethoven is filming contains multiple references to scenes from the original movie. See more »

Goofs

(at about 25 minutes) There are 5 animal carriers on the trucks tailgate. 3 on the right and 2 on the left. The next shots show only 1 carrier on the left. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the end credits posters are shown from real movies with special alternate dog titles. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

What I Like About You
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You deserve a break today! Get this adorable new Beethoven!
2 May 2011 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) is a widowed father to son Billy (Moises Arias). An animal movie trainer, Eddie's main pet is an acting iguana but Billy longs for a dog. Dad says no. Meanwhile, Beethoven is homeless and goes looking for food in the LA suburbs, from butcher shops to pizza parlors. Of course, he crosses paths with Billy and the young lad can't resist bringing him home. Dad is aghast, especially when it turns out the canine is a she and there are puppies arriving soon! Although Eddie tells Billy they are only going to keep the dog temporarily while they search for a new home, Beethoven ends up going along to work. When the doggy star of Eddie's newest work, a bichon frise, ends up dognapped, the producer (Rhea Perlman) and the director (Eddie Griffin) are mad and fire the main animal trainer, giving Eddie the head job. And, when Beethoven runs through the set and makes everyone laugh, they ask the lovely screenwriter, Lisa (Jennifer Finnigan) to re-write the script with for their new St. Bernard star! At first, she is resentful and Lisa and Eddie bicker. But, soon, Lisa asks to come to Eddie's house to observe the dog and get ideas. As can be expected, proximity sometimes makes hearts beat faster. Meanwhile, the dognappers, getting no ransom for the small white dog, decide to go the same route and grab Beethoven. Will they succeed, ruining the completion of the motion picture and Eddie's job prospects? This adorable film will please everyone in the whole family, maybe the whole wide world. What's not to like, with great, funny stars, nice sets, lovely costumes, a zesty, imaginative script and a skilled, never-lagging direction? Give you and yours a break today, you deserve it, and get your hands on this one.


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