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Turner & Hooch (1989)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  28 July 1989 (USA)
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A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

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Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a witness in the case is Amos Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott Turner has to take care of if it's going to avoid being "put to sleep". Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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The Oddest Couple Ever Unleashed!


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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Socios y sabuesos  »

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$71,079,915 (USA)
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Trivia

Hooch is a Dogue de Bordeaux, one of the most ancient French breeds. See more »

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When Turner is on stakeout with Hooch, Turner is wearing glasses when he tastes the dog biscuit. When he feeds the biscuit to Hooch you can see his glasses on the dash. He then puts them on again in the next shot. See more »

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[to Hooch]
Scott Turner: Don't eat the car! Not the car! Oh, what am I yelling at you for? You're a dog!
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The credits roll over various clips depicting the friendship between the title characters. See more »

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Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Herman Krebbers, violin
Conducted by Bernard Haitink
Courtesy of Philips Records, a division of PolyGram Classics
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Hanks Turns Water into Wine, With a Canine Assist
24 July 2014 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

Tom Hanks is an obsessive-compulsive cop who takes in a filthy, slobbish French Mastiff when it's the only witness to a murder. Basically The Odd Couple with a dog. It's predictable and formulaic to the bone, but hits a strange nerve that allows us to overlook its shortcomings and appreciate the sweetness of the ride. Hanks is largely to thank for that, at the top of his game very early in his dramatic career. Though a few not-so-surprising supporting actors pop in from time to time, (Reginald VelJohnson as a policeman? What a shock!) it's almost entirely a one-man show that sails beyond expectations on the merits of his lone performance. In fact, the closest competition is Beasley the dog, who's absurdly emotive and personable throughout the film. He and Hanks make for a great team, as silly as that might sound, and it's easy to tell that a lot of their best scenes were ad-libs that miraculously avoided the cutting room floor. Funny, bittersweet movie magic that really has no business being as entertaining as it is.


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