Beethoven's 5th (film)

Beethoven's 5th is a 2003 American 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. The film was released direct-to-video on December 2, 2003.

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



The film was released direct-to-video on December 2, 2003 in the United States and in May 2004 in the United Kingdom.

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