Beethoven is a 1992 American family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci. It is the first installment of the Beethoven film series.
A group of puppies are stolen from a pet store by two thieves. A St. Bernard puppy escapes and sneaks into the Newton family's home. The workaholic father, George, does not want the responsibility of owning a dog, but his wife, Alice, and their children, Ryce, Ted, and Emily, convince him. They give him the name “Beethoven” when Emily plays a portion of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on the piano and he barks along to it.
|author||AFI Catalog of Feature Films Amy Holden Jones John Hughes|
|keywords||animal cruelty arm cut arrest attack begin bite mark doberman doberman pinscher fifth symphony guard hear jack russell terrier ludwig van beethoven medical examination mental instability pet store phone call rescue sleep st. bernard swimming pool symphony no. 5 trying to escape turn venture capital warn|
|producer||Joe Medjuck Michael C. Gross|
|theme||animals children's comedy mad scientist|