Beethoven

Movie • 1992 • Comedy  

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The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list.
This movie contains 9 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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malovela
No, but for a while it seems like a dog is going to be put down. Goodbye scene at the vet's. ----- SPOILER ----- SPOILER ----- SPOILER --- SPOILER ----- SPOILER ----- SPOILER ----- A man takes his family dog to the vet to be put down, because the vet has convinced him that the dog is dangerous to people. The man says goodbye to the dog, sees the vet put it in a cage, and drives home, believing that the dog will be put down the following day. When he arrives home, as far as I could tell, his children believe the dog has already been put down, and they're heartbroken. They then learn from their dad that it won't happen until the day after, and the whole family agree to go to the vet immediately to get the dog back. When they arrive, the vet claims that it's already been done, but the family doesn't believe him, and they rescue their dog - along with a bunch of stolen dogs that the vet was holding for nefarious purposes.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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malovela
One might argue that a dog is stalked.
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Is there domestic violence?
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malovela
I always find this a hard one to answer, but I wouldn't say so. However, I want to mention one scene: A girl of about 7 sees someone doing something despicable and calls the person out when he lies about it to her family (which has serious consequences). Nobody believes her over the person who's lying, at least not until later.
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Is a child abused?
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malovela
No, the children are loved and cared for. However, I feel I must mention a scene which may be problematic. A fully adult female babysitter who's been severely inattentive, which led to the near-drowning of one of the children (a girl of about 7) whom she's supposed to take care of, pulls the girl aside slightly and says, "You were never in any real danger, were you? Now, we don't want you to get into trouble, so we'll let this be our little secret." Fortunately, she doesn't get away with it, as the girl's older sister is there and interferes immediately, and the babysitter is fired on the spot. ... Also, later on, the same little girl sees someone doing something despicable and calls the person out when he lies about it to her family (which has serious consequences). Nobody believes her over the person who's lying, at least not until later.
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Addiction
Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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malovela
There's no horse.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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malovela
Dogs are captured/stolen and held in small cages by ice cold bad guys. The evil plan is for the dogs to be used as guinea pigs - chemical experiments and ballistics tests (you read that correctly). It's clear that it's an ongoing operation; these dogs aren't the bad guys' first canine victims. We also see (from a distance) the vet hitting a dog.
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mistofviolet
Dogs don't fight other dogs in this movie, however there is an accusation of a dog bite (set up so audience knows it's fake) and the suggestion of dogs attacking bad guys. (Bad guys are chased by a mob of dogs, and find themselves locked in a yard with multiple growling security dogs)
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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malovela
There's a cat, briefly, but nothing bad happens to it.
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Does a dragon die?
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CarlaAcosta
What dragon?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
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A little girl who can't swim falls in a pool while alone and struggles in the water for a while, panicking, gasping, splashing and spluttering.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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malovela
Not humans. See more under the animal abuse question.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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mistofviolet
There is a near drowning incident but the child survives
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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malovela
Yeah, the dog saliva splashing all over the place in the beginning of the movie is bad. All or most of it is ridiculously fake, but it's disgusting all the same.
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Rg123
Yes there are a handful of scenes involving veterinarians holding syringes. Definitely look away between 1:17:35 - 1:17:45 as several syringes go flying into a man's chest. Not graphic but might be upsetting to some.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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mistofviolet
It is not said seriously, more as hyperbole. Another character admonishes the speaker not to talk that way.
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malovela
Possibly. Dogs in small cages.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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malovela
No one is pregnant, and there are no babies.
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Are there abortions?
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malovela
No one is pregnant (and there are no babies).
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malovela
No one is pregnant (and there are no babies).
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malovela
No one is pregnant (and there are no babies).
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
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malovela
Very slight, for comedic effect (man in bed thinks dog licking the back of his neck is his wife, says something like "Ooooh... Mmmm.... Have you been a naughty girl?").
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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malovela
I have to mention that the vet in the movie is a super evil bad guy (planning to carry out horrible experiments on dogs). He fakes being viciously attacked and badly bitten by a family's dog, then convinces the man of the family to have the dog put to sleep to prevent it biting other people - when really what the vet wants is to keep the dog for his experiments after it's been turned over to him. All this might lead to some children getting a trust issue with vets.
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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malovela
A little boy drives a car (with his older and younger sister in the backseat) through a wall/door on purpose in a desperate attempt to save his father and dog from bad guys. No one is harmed.
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Does a plane crash?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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neonblueink
There is fake blood on the vet's arm when he fakes the dog attack.
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Does someone drown?
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malovela
A girl of about 7 who can't swim falls in a pool while alone and struggles in the water for a while, panicking, gasping, splashing and spluttering, until she's saved by a dog.
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malovela
There's a bad guy with a gun. When he's just about to shoot a dog, he's foiled and doesn't get to shoot. Then he points the gun at a man, but is foiled by a dog, he falls, and the gun goes off, shooting into the air.
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