Beethoven's 2nd (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Beethoven's 2nd (1994)




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Huge, drooly, and lovable Beethoven the dog once again wreaks havoc on the lives of his family in this sequel. This time he and his beloved Missy get together and provide the Newton family with four equally-mischievous pups, something the children do their best to conceal from their stressed-out parents.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Len Blum
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On DVD: Jul 21, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video


Charles Grodin
as George Newton
Bonnie Hunt
as Alice Newton
Nicholle Tom
as Ryce Newton
Debi Mazar
as Regina
Maury Chaykin
as Cliff Klamath
Jeff Corey
as Janitor
Virginia Capers
as Chemistry Teacher
Devon Gummersall
as Baseball Captain
Jason Perkins
as Baseball Captain
Jordan Bond
as Newspaper Boy
Randall Slavin
as Party Guy
Damien Rapp
as Teen Heckler
Todd Kolker
as Teen Heckler
Adena Bjork
as Heather
Pat Jankieweicz
as Arthur Lewis
Tom Dugan
as Hot Dog Vendor
Holly Wortell
as Window Dresser
Don Lake
as Window Display Manag...
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Critic Reviews for Beethoven's 2nd

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Beethoven's 2nd

The first of many sequels in this stupid franchise. I remember liking the first two films in this series back when they first came out, only because I was like 8 years old at the time of the first two films release. Looking back now, these films haven't stood the test of time, and really insult a kid's intelligence. The films are terrible, and there's been so many better films that the family can enjoy than this tired, unimpressive series. Luckily I stopped caring about Beethoven after this second entry. The film suffers from a poor plot, bad acting, and really doesn't do anything original. The only reason that they green lit this second film was to cash in on the success of the first, that's it. It was clear that no matter how crappy the plot was, how poorly developed the plot and characters were people would go see it. I'm sorry but the Beethoven series is simply a dull, poorly crafted family oriented series. I can name a dozen family films that are better than this. I hated this film and seeing this on TV again, I wondered why I even liked these two films. I guess when you're a kid, you like everything. Beethoven 2nd is a poorly made sequel that just doesn't entertain. This is the type of film that can't be redeemed and this series was doomed from the start. If you enjoy a good family oriented film, rent Toy Story instead. At least that was a great film that was smartly crafted. This film reuses recycled, boring old ideas and doesn't do anything to entertain you. Hell, they pumped out six sequels with the same old ideas. This proves that Hollywood is running out of ideas.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This movie was honestly dreadful, stupid and awful. Any other word also, the book just reads on of terrible words. I can't believe that the creators were thinking that they were making a good family film. It is complete trash!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


"Beethoven's 2nd" is a good movie, and it's a lot like the original movie. The only difference is that in this one, Beethoven finds a girlfriend and has a bunch of puppies. So George Newton (Charles Grodin) will have even more dogs to roll his eyes at this time around. The children beg their dad to let the new puppies stay until they get grown, and after awhile he agrees. However, not all is smooth sailing for Beethoven, his girlfriend, and the puppies. In ways, this movie might remind you of "101 Dalmatians" because a mean woman and her sidekick are trying to catch the puppies' mom after the woman gets a divorce from her husband, who is the owner of the dog. She might remind you of Cruella De Vil in a way. Beethoven and his family must find a way to keep their puppies and Beethoven safe, just in case the woman decides she wants them too.
Some of the best parts of the movie are when Beethoven and the family go to the carnival and he and Mr. Newton enter a hamburger eating contest, and when Beethoven rips down the complete side of a house. The movie isn't as funny as the first one was, but some parts of it were funny, and the whole movie is good. If you like good family or comedy movies, I recommend getting "Beethoven's 2nd." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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