Beethoven's 5th (film)

Beethoven's 5th is a 2003 American direct-to-video family comedy film and is the fifth installment in the Beethoven film series. Daveigh Chase takes over the role of Sara which was originally played by Michaela Gallo in the previous two films.

Beethoven's 5th
DVD cover
Directed byMark Griffiths
Produced byMike Elliot
Written byCliff Ruby
Elana Lesser
Based onBeethoven
by Edmond Dantès
Amy Holden Jones
StarringDave Thomas
Faith Ford
Daveigh Chase
Clint Howard
Music byAdam Berry
CinematographyChristopher Baffa
Edited byJohn Gilbert
Distributed byUniversal Studios Home Video
Release date
  • December 2, 2003 (2003-12-02) (US)

  • May 2004 (2004-05)
(United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

This was the final film of the original series, as the 2008 film, Beethoven's Big Break was a reboot of the character.


When Sara Newton and Beethoven are sent to spend the summer with Sara's uncle, clumsy mechanic Freddy Kablinski (her mom's brother) in an old mining town called Quicksilver, the mischievous Beethoven "digs up" a clue to the whereabouts of the legendary, hidden fortune of two bank robbers named Moe and Rita Selig. Now everyone wants to be his best friend as his discovery unleashes a frenzy of treasure hunting among the community's creatures. With help from Uncle Freddy and a boy named Garrett, Sara and Beethoven try to help uncover a secret that has been in the little town for years.


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