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Beethoven's 5th
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Directed by Mark Griffiths
Produced by Mike Elliot
Written by Cliff Ruby
Elana Lesser
Starring Dave Thomas
Faith Ford
Daveigh Chase
Clint Howard
Music by Adam Berry
Cinematography Christopher Baffa
Editing by John Gilbert
Distributed by Universal Studios Home Video
Release date(s) December 2, 2003 (2003-12-02) (US)
May 2004 (2004-05) (United Kingdom)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

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.


  • Dave Thomas – Freddy Kablinski
  • Faith Ford – Sheriff Julie Dempsey
  • Daveigh Chase – Sara Newton
  • Tom Poston – John Giles/Selig
  • Katherine Helmond – Cora Wilkens
  • Sammy Kahn – Garrett
  • Richard Riehle – Vaughn Carter
  • Clint Howard – Owen Tuttle
  • Kathy Griffin – Evie Kling
  • John Larroquette – Mayor Harold Herman
  • Rodman Flender – Moe Selig
  • Tina Illman – Rita Selig
  • Tom Musgrave – Jim
  • Joel Hurt Jones – Phil Dobsonn
  • Elizabeth Warner – Mrs. Dobsonn
  • Beethoven – J.S. Barque
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