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Beethoven (1992)

Charles Grodin , Bonnie Hunt , Brian Levant  |  PG |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci
  • Directors: Brian Levant
  • Writers: Edmond Dantes, Amy Holden Jones
  • Producers: Joe Medjuck, Michael C. Gross, Ivan Reitman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: April 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0783219733
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,618 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Beethoven" on IMDb

Editorial Reviews

Put Charles Grodin together with a 200-pound Saint Bernard and you're likely to come up with some good laughs. In this popular family comedy from 1992 Grodin plays a beleaguered dad who reluctantly lets his kids keep the lost puppy they've adopted. The dog quickly grows into the huge and clever hound named Beethoven. In a marked departure from his nice-guy roles in several Disney comedies from the 1960s and '70s, Dean Jones plays the villainous veterinarian who abducts Beethoven to be a subject in his sadistic animal experiments. The kidnapping sets the stage for a raucous rescue and, of course, an inevitable sequel. Innocuous but harmlessly entertaining, Beethoven is one of those movies that some kids can't get enough of. --Jeff Shannon

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Fall in love with the big-hearted, wet-nosed star of this outrageous comedy hit from producer Ivan Reitman. With nefarious dognappers hot on his heels, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family - and promptly gorws up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster-prone St. Bernard! Charles Grodin is George, the none-too-thrilled father whose disdain for the cuddly canine turns to loyalty after Beethoven becomes the target of unspeakable animal experimentation. Now it's up to George to save the day in this fetching adventure that's " for the whole family" (Janet Maslin, New York Times).

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Boy!- Good Movie! April 17, 2005
This was one of my favorite movies as a kid and now even as an adult I see all the magic that made me enjoy it when I was younger. After watching this movie even the person in your family who is not an animal lover will want to go out and adopt a St.Bernard!

It starts when Beethoven is just a puppy by narrowingly escaping a pet store robbery Beethoven wanders the streets until he enters the lives of the Newton family. After Emily Newton the youngest member of the clan awakes in the morning to see a cute little fluffy St. Bernard puppy in her bed "I dreamt I had a puppy and my dream came true." George and Alice Newton are besides themselves on what to do with the dog- they can't keep it is George's first reaction. It will ruin the yard, destroy the house, it will grow to be enormous, and then it will die and we'll have to replace it and start the whole process all over again. Well George despite, being an a non-dog person decides to keep it for the sake of the kids "It's just temporary" he says. But, soon Beethoven the lovable St.Bernard becomes a member of the family- dealing with all childhood crisises from bullies and to first crushes- as this happens he also gets REALLLY big creating huge messes that George Newton reluctantly puts up with! Well, Beethoven is a very special dog with a remarkable love for his family sensing danger for the Newtons from saving George from the finical ruin of his company to the near death drowning of little Emily. But, suddenly Beethoven finds himself in the grips of an villianious vet who wants to use him to test out a new gun anumition on- only problem is the Newton family isn't going to give Beethoven up with out a fight! Even George loves the creature now.

This movie made my eleven year old host sister roll over on the floor with laughter.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It beats all the "talking animal" movies out there! July 19, 2000
First, I gotta admit to my partiality towards St. Bernards in particular and big dogs in general. So, naturally, my review of this film is somewhat skewed in that direction. Still, I think it's a wonderful film, even in the context of "family movies." And like the title of this review says, it's a wonderful oasis from all the other movies out there that seek to anthropomorphize animals, rather it just portrays a dog being...well...a dog. Refreshing. Grodin does a good job, I'd rank it somewhere between "Midnight Run" and "The Great Muppet Caper." And whoever trained the big lug that was Beethoven deserves due credit, too!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Doggie April 16, 2008
Beethoven DVD

Beethoven is a comedy about a family with a Saint Bernard dog and all the trouble the dog gets in to. A laugh-a-minute.

Highly recommended for the entire family, especially dog lovers.

Gunner April, 2008
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Love It July 8, 2006
By Jessie
Format:VHS Tape
I used to watch "Beethoven" when I was was young, and I was watching it today. We have this and "Beethoven's 2nd" on video, but I agree that "Beethoven" may not be for younger children but I really, really love it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great family film January 7, 2003
By Carly
With the exception of a few more intense scenes in this film (namely the ones with the antics of the villian veteranarian), "Beethoven" is a great choice for the whole family. It's just a very lighthearted and fun film with real characters and a plot that is just as funny as it is heartwarming. It focuses on the Newtons, who are just a normal, happy family with their own set routine until a stray puppy comes upon them and "puts the dents in their home." The father George's (played to perfection by Charles Grodin) feelings for this dog are beyond indifferent, but he finally gives in to his three young children and allows them to keep the puppy, whom they soon dub with the name "Beethoven." As the dog grows into an enormous St. Bernard, the kids are having a ball with him, but George is....well, this is not quite the kind of change in his life that he had hoped for, and what unfolds are some often hilarious moments between George and Beethoven. I remember watching it over and over when I was younger, and I still love it now.
Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt are great as the kind and loving parents, and Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile, and Sarah Rose Karr are equally delightful in their roles as the 3 kids. Overall just a really sweet, funny, and good family film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Roll over Beethoven!!! June 24, 2003
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I got this movie for Christmas back when I was 7 and fell in love with this movie. Now I am 14 and I stil love this movie. It is about this St. Bernard named Beethoven who finds a home. The kids and mother like Beethoven but the father doesn't. It also involves an evil veterinarian that kidnaps dogs and then does illegal experimentations on them. It may be a little dark for younger kids but it is heartwarming and funny. I think Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt did an excellent job with their roles as parents of 3 children. I wish I had a St. Bernard like Beethoven even though he drools and makes a mess in the house. I would recommend this movie to anybody. see it!!! and buy it!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Head-Over-Tails Adventures!!! June 23, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of the all-time favorites of our household, and boasting an ensemble cast which includes Bonnie Hunt, Charles Grodin, and the "Big Dog," we follow the puppy as he barely escapes from the twin bumblers who try to kidnap him. Beethoven "adopts" the Newton Family (Hunt/Grodin, and the children), and the laughs begin. Charles Grodin tries to assure his family that they are "goldfish people," to no avail, but finally relents.
Dean Jones plays a real nefarious guy in this movie, and it's against type, because you don't really like him as the greedy veterinarian, and when he seeks to make the dog the target of his unspeakable animal experiment, the action really kicks in.
A fine film for the whole family. Highly recommended!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars dog lover
item was as expected, great oldie but goodie. and shipping was good!
Published 9 days ago by Donna Barron
5.0 out of 5 stars Another family fun movie!
Another family fun movie!! One of my fave childhood memories. Charles Grodin in the ever exasperated character is always hilarious to watch, even now that I"m all grown up!
Published 19 days ago by Kikki
4.0 out of 5 stars This is great Dog-loving comedy
This is great Dog-loving comedy. I loved it as a kid and I think as an adult I would still watch this. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Tabatha B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kids love it.
Published 1 month ago by nicole nachazel
5.0 out of 5 stars We love Beethoven
Who doesn't love Beethoven!! We bought this after we got a Saint Bernard and my kids thought it was such a funny movie!! Perfect family movie!!
Published 1 month ago by JessicaMarioM
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect movie for a family night in...
Great family movie! Fun for everyone.
Published 1 month ago by Brendan Cosgrove
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 1 month ago by haphil3
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie. Grandkids loved it
Great movie. Grandkids loved it.
Published 1 month ago by John G. Grubbs
4.0 out of 5 stars Puppies are always fun
Puppies are always fun and at a time when movies are full of F this and F that a movie that is just plain old school fun was a real treat. Read more
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