Charles Grodin (George Newton), Bonnie Hunt (Alice Newton),
Dean Jones (Dr. Herman Varnick), Oliver Platt (Harvey), Stanley Tucci (Vernon), David Duchovny (Brad), Patricia Heaton (Brie)
Predictable comedy about an idyllic family who adopt a big,
slobbery St. Bernard dog which torments the father of the household by causing general havoc and annoyance, but the rest of the family adore the mutt, particularly the younger
Entertaining family fun for it's duration but it does little
more than wag its tail and beg to be liked.
Did You Know:
Credited as writer, Edmond Dantes is actually a pseudonym
for John Hughes.
BEETHOVEN'S 2ND (U)
D: Rod Daniel
Universal (Joe Medjuck & Michael C.
USA 🇺🇸 1993
W: Len Blum [based on characters created by Edmond
Dantes & Amy Holden Jones]
DP: Bill Butler
Ed: Sheldon Kahn & William
Mus: Randy Edelman
PD: Lawrence Miller
Charles Grodin (George Newton), Bonnie Hunt (Alice
Newton), Nicholle Tom (Ryce Newton), Christopher Castile (Ted Newton), Sarah Rose Kerr (Emily Newton), Debi Mazar (Regina), Christopher Penn (Floyd)
A surprisingly decent sequel to a rather average
film. The story sees Beethoven father a litter of pups which are target for kidnapping by a criminal couple.
Despite the story being quite basic, it's a decent
family film with its heart in the right place, despite some silly scenes which provoke eye-rolling rather than laughter. Even more sequels followed, but weren't of any particular
merit and were subsequently released straight to video.
According to director Rod Daniel, Chris Penn had a severe
drug addiction during filming, and Bonnie Hunt was difficult to work with.