Beethoven's Big Break

Synopsis: Eddie, a struggling animal trainer and single dad suddenly finds himself the personal wrangler for a large and lovable St. Bernard whose fabulous movie "audition" catapults the dog to stardom. However, a trio of unscrupulous ne'er-do-wells have plans to kidnap the famous dog and hold him for ransom.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Mike Elliott
Production: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
101 min





Don't you dare.



Come back here, you mutt.




Hey, what... Hey, no! No!




Don't let him escape.



Come on. Come on.

Come on.

Get him.

Come back here.


Get him!

The dog, the dog. Get the dog. My beret.

Careful. Be careful. Careful.




Mark my words, I'll get you

someday. You! I'm gonna get you.





Ah! I have been looking

all over for this guy.

Dad, are you trying

to give me a heart attack?

Billy, what have I told you

about playing with the animals?

Pete here isn't

just any lizard.

He's a professional actor.

And because you were horsing

around, he's late. So I'm late.

Horsing around?

Horsing around.





Hey, guys. I found Pete.



Hey, Sticky.


I didn't forget

about you, Spencer.

Okay, everybody,

have a good day.

Come on, Dad.

You come on. We're late.

I've got to get to the set.

It's fine.

It still crackles.


Dad, really?

Hey, hey.

Go get it. Go get it.

Come on, Billy boy!

Let's go! Let's go!

Here you go, Pete.

How's my star?

Oh, yeah. Looking good.

Looking good.

Billy, come on!

You know, it's better to be an

hour early than a second late.

Success depends on it.

Maybe if I work

real hard I can be

the head lizard guy

on some dumb movie.

I'm sorry, what was that?




Okay, buddy,

what's with the attitude?

You have all these freaky

animals all over the place.

And all I want is a dog.

Billy, we've talked

about this.

Lots of people have dogs.

I don't know anyone else

who has a lizard as a pet.

Hey, that lizard

is not my pet.

That lizard is my iob.

We don't have

room for a dog.

We don't have

money for a dog.

At the very least, it'd be a

huge distraction for the training.

Dogs are pets,

and we don't have pets.

No dogs, buddy. I'm sorry.

Whatever, Dad.

Okay. Well,

have a good day,

and don't forget to check in with

Mrs. Hollinger when you get home.

I love


"Yep. I love you too, Dad. "




Photo ID.


It's iust that I'm so late.

You know,

I work here every day.

Photo ID.

It's me.


Thank you very much.

Thank you.


Eddie. Eddie,

you're late!

Do you think

it's part of my job

to be waiting for my

assistant to show up?

I don't think so.

I'm sorry, Sal.

I had trouble

with the lizard.

Don't want the excuses.

I just want the lizard!

Now, did you

teach it a trick?

He's got it, all right.

It's a good trick.

Good trick.

Better be.

Better be. Let's go.

Almost time for

Frizzy's close-up.


Need to compose.

Yeah. That was 74, then 53A.

And make sure the props get set.

Director's on set.

Now, in this

scene Fanny...



The dog's name is Frizzy.

What did I say?


Whatever. The dog

gets chased by a snake.

A lizard.

I thought we had a snake.

Snakes are too expensive.

Patricia made me re-write it.

What kind of picture

are we making, anyway?

It's a dog picture.

That is not a dog.

I grew up in the projects.

I know a rat when I see one.

She's a bichon fris.


She's like a poodle, but not.

It's a metaphor for life's

struggle against conformity.

Look, I don't care what it

is. Let's just shoot this

so I can put the final nail

in the coffin of my career.


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Derek Rydall

Derek Rydall (born April 18, 1968) is an American screenwriter, screenplay consultant, script doctor, actor, stuntman and author. more…

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