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Turner & Hooch (1989)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1989 (USA)
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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$71,079,915 (USA)
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Trivia

Scenes with Turner walking Hooch took a lot of takes as 'Beasley The Dog' was so strong, Tom Hanks frequently dropped the leash. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Amos Reed: Let him go, Hooch! I'm sorry, Scott. I don't have the hand-strength I used to. You're OK, aren't you?
Scott Turner: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. I was looking forward to a nice quiet cup of coffee, BUT NOW I'M AWAKE!
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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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