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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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A half-hour pilot for a "Turner & Hooch" TV series was filmed, starring Thomas F. Wilson (of Back to the Future (1985) fame) and Wendee Pratt. It aired on the The Magical World of Disney (1988), but the series was not picked up. See more »

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When Turner is playing with Hooch in his living room, Hooch is chasing Turner and barking at him. However, the audio of the barking is way out of sync with any movements of Hooch's mouth. See more »

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[Hooch has dragged Scott through the pet door. Scott is now hanging upside down]
Emily Carson: What are you doing to this dog?
Scott Turner: Just taking him for a walk!
Emily Carson: He's bleeding. My God! How long has he's been bleeding?
Scott Turner: Not long enough.
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The credits roll over various clips depicting the friendship between the title characters. 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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A Very Underrated Cop-Doggy Comedy...Perhaps the Best of the Genre...
7 February 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) is a clean-cut cop. He keeps his house constantly clean and very organized. But after chaos ensues he ends up with the only witness of a crime scene: a very messy, dirty, hairy, slob of a beast - a dog. Actually, a "dawg" to be correct. That's the breed, supposedly...

Tom Hanks is very convincing and enjoyable in his role as a neat-freak cop, and the dog, surprisingly (I never thought I'd write this) is a great actor.

There are predictable and very typical eighties moments in "Turner and Hootch," but overall I thought the movie was a very enjoyable cop-doggy comedy, and it has a very nice ending to it ("This is not yours!"

When compared to other cop-dog movies like "K-9," it's a wonder that Turner and Hootch isn't on the top 250!

4/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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