''Beethoven's 5th is the fifth installment in the Beethoven film series, all sequels to the 1992 film Beethoven. It was a direct-to-video release in December 2003. 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 Beethoven series. The 2008 film,Beethoven's Big Breakwas a reboot of the film series.
When Sara Newton and Beethoven are sent to spend their summer holidays with Uncle Freddie in an old mining town, the mischievous Beethoven "digs up" a clue to the whereabouts of the legendary, hidden fortune of two bank robbers. Now everyone wants to be the dog's best friend as his discovery unleashes a frenzy of treasure hunting among the community's creatures. With help from Uncle Freddie and Garrett, Sara and Beethoven try to unearth a secret that has been in the town for years. Beethoven is "declared" a hero.