Beethoven's 2nd

Synopsis: Beethoven becomes a father. But the puppies owner wants to use them and the mother in her divorce bargaining. But the Newton kids steal the puppies. Will they be allowed to keep them? And will they be able to rescue the puppies mother and re-unite her with her family?
Director(s): Rod Daniel
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

Here, Beethoven.

Here, boy.

Here's a special treat.

Here, Beethoven.

This is from all of us.


I want you to have this.

Mom, we're out of toilet paper!


Come on, kids!

You're gonna be late.

The thing is, the bank has got to see

that what we're doing here is important.

That air fresheners do more

than just freshen air.

- I'm sure that the bank's aware of it.

- I'm sure they are.

If this bank manager has

any imagination, he'll understand.

Ryce, breakfast! Go ahead.

- Tell me how you're gonna start.

- I'm gonna say, "Mr. Bickert...

I woke up one morning a couple

of months ago and I realized something."

- Didn't I have sausage?

- You ate it, honey.

Honey, don't say "challenge."

It's a scary word to a bank.

- Opportunity.

- Ah, good. Much better.

There's a much bigger

opportunity out there.

- Hi, Daddy.

- Hi, honey.

- Good morning, Dad.

- Good morning. Not just...

Not just to connect

people's air fresheners...

- Not now, boy. We're late.

- or to their truck.

Listen to this.

- Ryce, come on!

- Hi, thanks for picking me up.


What am I gonna wear?

Hi. Thanks for picking me up.

What do you think?

Mom, life is amazing.

I'm getting a ride to school

with Michelle and Taylor Devereaux.

- Who's Taylor Devereaux?

- A boy.

A boy.

Not a challenge,

it's an opportunity.

Not just to connect air fresheners

to a person's car or truck...

- but to connect air fresheners...

- Mr. Newton!

to a person's entire life.

You call the pitch.

This is an opportunity

to connect air fresheners...

to a person's car or truck.

Nooo! Ooo-ooh.


Oh, nooo!


Alice, the news kid threw

the paper, knocked the coffee.

- Aw, that's terrible.

- I was trying to concentrate.

Now I gotta change my clothes.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Michelle said you could use

a ride to school.


- Hi.

- HI.

- I'm Taylor Devereaux.

- And I'm Ryce's mom.

- And that's my dad.

- Hi there.

Don't worry.

I'll get Ryce to school and back safely.

Oh, I'm not worried. You're very

handsome, so she can be a little late.

Thanks, Mom.

Bye, Dad.

Seat belts.


That's the best-looking kid

I've ever seen in my life.

Oh, God.

Honey, he's just giving her

a ride to school.

Why does she need a ride?

- It's a two-minute walk.

- Hi, Michelle.

You used to give me

a ride to school, remember?

On a bicycle.

Still, honey, you were very, very...

No, you were quite a...

- Mommy, are we late yet?

- Oh, God, I gotta get goin'!

- Good luck, Dad.

- Thanks.

Okay. It's okay.

Take it easy.

Oooh, George, honey,

your socks!

Aaah! I'm late!

It's okay. Just don't cross

your legs. That's easy, huh?


- So, you got strawberry?

- Uh-huh.

Has it got real strawberry in it?

I'll have a single cone, please.

What are you gonna have, Missy?

Okay, make that two strawberries.

Let's see.

What, you know this guy?

Huh? Hello? Missy?

I think she's got a date.

Uh, better make that

three strawberry.

Okay, this one's on me.

But next time, you're buying.

Here you go.

There ya go.

How's that? Huh?

Kiss the dog good-bye, Brillo.

Visiting hours are over.


Look, what do you wanna take Missy for?

You hate dogs.

- You hate all living things.

- Look, this is not about animals.

It's about alimony. And since I got the

court order, the dog stays with me...

until we negotiate

our little divorce.

Did my lawyer tell you what I want?

Yeah, $50,000.

That's right.

If I had the 50,000,

things would be different, but I don't.

- Well, then get it.

- Which dog, baby?

That one.

The one with the bow.

- That's a big dog.

- Look, just put her in the back.

- Don't do this, Regina.

- Brillo, shut up and pay up!

Come here.

Come on!

Stupid bow.

You want your dog back?

Call my lawyer.

Let's go, Missy.

Move it, stupid.

When we hide that mutt

where he can't see her...

the dumb slob

is gonna fall apart at the seams.

That's when he pays the big bucks.

I know the type. Emotionally

vulnerable. He's a real marshmallow.


- Do me a favor, okay?

- Yes, dear.

People in California generally swallow

before they start talking.


I know how to eat in California, okay?

And then we have in every gym bag...

in every locker room, in every health

club in America:
sports fresheners.

Here, smell this.

That smells terrible.

Old underwear, unwashed jockstrap,

cheese sandwich.

- That's disgusting.

- But we have a solution!

- Throw in a Newt.

- Throw in a Newton! Now smell it.

I'll take your word for it.

It takes a second to settle.

We really think we have

a winner here, Mr. Bickert.

We just need $45,000 to retool

and get some new machinery.

And $20,000 for a TV commercial.

That's the key.

I can't authorize another loan

to your company...

but I can restructure

your debt...

and extend a secured demand loan

to the two of you as individuals.

- What does that mean?

- Your product flops, you lose your home.


- We'll take Alex.

- Jeff.

- James.

- David.



- We'll get Darrell.

- We get Brian.

We'll take Alex.

We'll takeJeff.

And you can have shorty.

No way. It's your pick.

You take shorty.

Well, we'll take Heather.

- Heather, you wanna play?

- Yeah.

- Can I use this?

- Come on. Let's go.

You know, I've been thinkin'.

- Have you been thinkin'?

- Yes.

What have you been thinkin'?

Well, I'm thinkin',

"What do you think?"

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An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

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