Beethoven is a 1992 American family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt as George and Alice Newton, respectively. 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 Newton, doesn't 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 the dog barks along to it.
|author||Amy Holden Jones John Hughes|
|keywords||air freshener animal abuse animal euthanasia arrest attack barbecue bite mark car freshener cruelty to animals doberman doberman pinscher euthanized fifth symphony guard hear immunization jack russell terrier junkyard ludwig van beethoven medical ethics medical examination mental instability pet store phone call rescue skylight sleep st. bernard swimming pool symphony no. 5 syrinx trying to escape turn unethical venture capital veterinarian veterinary physician warehouse warn wrecking yard|
|producer||Ivan Reitman Joe Medjuck Michael C. Gross|
|theme||animals mad scientist police|