USA, 1992, 87 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Family Friendly
Workaholic George Newton (Charles Grodin) reluctantly agrees to let his children keep a St. Bernard puppy who's just escaped the clutches of two dimwitted dognappers (Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci). Dubbed Beethoven, the playful pooch soon turns into a full-grown engine of destruction, leaving wreckage and hilarity in his wake. Disney veteran Dean Jones is cast against type as a vile veterinarian who kidnaps Beethoven for a lab experiment.
DIRECTOR: Brian Levant
Screenwriter: John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones
Principal Cast: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones