Beethoven und der Piratenschatz (Video 2014)58156
Beethoven und der Piratenschatz: Directed by Ron Oliver. With Jonathan Silverman, Kristy Swanson, Bretton Manley, Jeffrey Combs. Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Bretton Manley (Ted), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), it’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you.
“Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, reprising a role from an earlier Beethoven flick), is the trainer to a big Hollywood star, Beethoven the St. Bernard. At the moment, they are shooting a film called Spy Dog. But, at the end of a critical scene, which has the dog racing from a supposedly secure museum, the big doggie wonu0026#39;t make the last jump. After 42 takes, the director chews out Eddie and the producer (Morgan Fairchild) on his way to the coffee machine. Shortly after, Eddie and Beethoven get fired and send away in a rental car. How dare they? But, Eddie concedes something is amiss with his talented canine. One the way back home to Hollywood, the car breaks down in a most unusual place. On the coast, the town is a planned community to celebrate its heritage as a place where a pirate named Ou0026#39;Malley hung out. There is a museum, a bed and breakfast, and other touristy things. Unfortunately, there is only one small mechanic shop, run by a harried owner, Phil (Dave DeLuise). Needing parts, the only recourse Eddie has is to stay at the B and B. At a critical moment, Ed sees the owner, Grace (Jayne Eastwood) booting out a magician with a rabbit while pointing to the sign that says NO PETS. So, first, Beethoven has to be snuck in after paying for the night. Happily, the innkeeper has a beautiful daughter, Anne (Kristy Swanson) and a smart preteen grandson Sam (Bretton Manley) who make friends with Eddie. Anne runs the townu0026#39;s museum, where maps claim to show a way to a treasure, if one can pick the right one. Sam is avid about finding the loot, for the town is about to be taken over by an insufferable German financier, if they donu0026#39;t. But, alas, he has tried many times before and Anne doesnu0026#39;t want to encourage his future hunts. Naturally, these two discover our Beethoven, although they keep the secret from their relative. Beethoven has perked up, too, from his contact with the boy. With Eddieu0026#39;s car NOT done the next day and his interest in Anne growing, can this animal trainer help find the treasure with a set of fresh eyes? Or maybe Beethovenu0026#39;s fresh NOSE can help in the search? Tailing like it is, this family film is adorable. Silverman is a great slapstick comedian with handsome looks and a sunny attitude. Watching him fall in a small boat full of fish and shout Holy Mackerel is very funny! Swanson is likewise beautiful and talented while Manley, Eastwood, DeLuise, and all of the other actors are a pleasure to watch. Add on the darling doggie Beethoven and who can resist the cast? Then, the coastal setting is lovely while the zany plot, full of pirates and buried treasure, will attract all kinds of fans to a u0026quot;hot themeu0026quot;. The movie even borrows a bit from the Goonies, which should please viewers as well. So, ho, ho, ho, and a bottle of, er, soda, with popcorn, plus this winner makes a great evening of fun.”