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Beethoven

  • Film
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Time Out says

Sounds horrible: a comedy about a big shaggy dog which wins the love of a suburban family by destroying their home. Things start out badly when baby Beethoven (a St Bernard so named for his musicality) piddles on a pet shop patron before the credits are finished. Mercifully, the excrement gags are soon exhausted and things take a turn for the better, thanks largely to the sublimely sour-faced antics of Charles Grodin as dad, a neurotic dog-hater who markets air-fresheners for a living. Elevated from the doldrums of Digby-esque sentimentality by a surprisingly bouncy script, the film is also redeemed by regular interludes of acerbic dialogue and a brace of fine supporting performances (notably David Duchovny as a slimy yuppie git who says 'Ciao, bello!' and criticises the cappuccino).
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Release Details

  • Duration:88 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Brian Levant
  • Screenwriter:Edmond Dantes, Amy Holden-Jones
  • Cast:
    • Charles Grodin
    • Bonnie Hunt
    • Dean Jones
    • Nicholle Tom
    • Christopher Castille
    • Sarah Rose Carr
    • David Duchovny
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