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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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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)  »

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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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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

Scott Turner: [Hooch won't stop barking] Alright, what am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to stand out on the porch all night long?
Neighbor: Give him a Valium, Turner! Take one yourself!
Scott Turner: [Yells] Hey, shut up! I'm a policeman! Gu - Want your car towed?
[Hooch goes inside the house, knocking the door shut. It's locked]
Scott Turner: OH NO! AAH! Ah, you stupid dog! AH, YA STUPID DOG!
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The credits roll over various clips depicting the friendship between the title characters. See more »

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Features Gilligan's Island (1964) 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 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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