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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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Trivia

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

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When Turner leaves Hooch in the car outside the police station and Hootch begins to "eat" the head rest, the foam insert is a white, cylindrical shaped piece of padding. When Turner returns to the car, you can see that the headrest has changed to a standard, yellowish foam commonly used in that make and model automobile. See more »

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Scott Turner: [Hooch won't stop barking at night; shouting] What? What? What is it? What? If you're hungry, finish the hamburgers! Eat the buns! You're not thirsty, you're not touching the water, the orange juice, cranapple - what is it I'm supposed to do? Make you a Margurita? SHUT UP! SHUT UP! This has been going on for two and a half hours! BE QUIET!
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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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An Odd Couple
12 March 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

In a sleepy California coast town, neat and tidy police detective Tom Hanks (as Scott Turner) is assigned to investigate a murder witnessed only by an ugly, slobbering dog named "Hooch". Often showing off his trim physique in brief black underwear, Mr. Hanks finds his fastidiously decorated home damaged by his sloppy canine companion. Animal-loving veterinarian Mare Winningham (as Emily Carson) helps Hanks manage his house-guest, and you can smell the romance breaking a mile away. "Hooch" stinks up the police station, which could cause police chief Craig T. Nelson (as Howard Hyde) to call off the hunt. Just looking at Reginald Veljohnson (as David Sutton) in the credits lets you know he's Hanks' overweight partner. There is at least one surprise in this predictable, warm-hearted story; and, it isn't pretty.

**** Turner & Hooch (7/28/89) Roger Spottiswoode ~ Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald Veljohnson


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