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Turner & Hooch (1989)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 <>

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Release Date:

28 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$71,079,915 (USA)

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Did You Know?


A line from this film where Turner yells at Hooch to not eat the car was used in animation test footage for Toy Story (1995). When Tom Hanks saw the test footage, it convinced him to take on the role of Sheriff Woody. See more »


If a French Mastiff and Rough-coated Collie mated, the offspring would be a "mutt" mix of the two breeds-not a litter consisting of both full-blooded breeds. See more »


Scott Turner: $97.51? Is that pesos? This is for a dog. $97.51? I'm not gonna eat this stuff. Did I buy a smoked salmon - $97.51?
[holding toy]
Scott Turner: How much if I take this back? I'd like to talk to Kevin, could you call him please? KEVIN!
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll over various clips depicting the friendship between the title characters. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Aerosmith (1990) See more »


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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Turner & Hooch
16 March 1999 | by (Marietta,OH) – See all my reviews

Tom Hanks stars in this comedy about an obssesively neat small town detective who teams up with the only witness to a friend's murder - the victim's slobber-happy dog. This is a cute film with many gags between Hanks and the dog. The entire sequence trying to get Hooch to take a bath is quite funny. The film moves at a quick pace and is better written than a similar film such as K-9, with Jim Belushi. Craig T. Nelson co-stars.

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