Plot & Details
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.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Family
- Run Time: 89min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/28/1993
- DVD Release Date: 09/24/2002
- Distributor(s): Universal
- Director(s): Brian Levant
- Starring: Charles Grodin , Bonnie Hunt , Dean Jones , Oliver Platt , Nicholle Tom
- Themes: Man's Best Friend
- Tone: Goofy,Humorous,Light,Merry
- Keywords: dog, escape, kidnapping, pets, rescue, Native-American, animal, animal-rescue, army, desertion, escapades, family, life-changes, self-discovery
- Country of Origin: USA (04-03-1992)
- Language: English