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Beethoven

Rating:PG
Genre:Family, Comedy
Release Date:April 3, 1992
Running time:87 minutes
Cast:Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile
Director:Brian Levant
Producer:Ivan Reitman
Writer:John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: Feeling that something is lacking in their lives, the family of suburbanite Charles Grodin adopts a stray St. Bernard puppy. The cute lite beast grows up to be the less-than-cute Beethoven, a sloppy, slobbery, oversized and extremely destructive animal. Beethoven also brings with him a lot of hidden baggage in the form of evil veterinarian Dean Jones, who'll stop at nothing to steal Beethoven for the purposes of his insidious lab experiment. Several sequels followed, beginning with 1993 Beethoven's Second.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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