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:
Det. David Sutton (as Reginald Veljohnson)
J.C. Quinn ...
David Knell ...
Kevin Scannell ...
Elaine Renee Bush ...


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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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

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


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 »


[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 »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) 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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A Mostly Underrated Tom Hanks Picture.
16 June 2003 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

TURNER AND HOOCH teams Tom Hanks with an unlikely murder witness: a slobbering junkyard dog named Hooch. This is an okay film for another one of Hanks's underachievers, and is actually an entertaining one to watch. It's not the dog that K-9 was. The story here is much better, the chemistry is much stronger and the movie doesn't try as hard. Certainly Hanks's most underrated film, and highly recommended for people with pets in their home.

3 out of 5

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