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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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$71,079,915 (USA)
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Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were all considered for the role of Turner. See more »

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In one of the beginning sequences in the film, when Scott Turner is going to visit Amos Reed and Hooch gets loose, Hooch chases Scott down the walkway and tackles him. Scott was holding a muffin for hooch to distract him, and he drops it. We see a shot of the muffin rolling on the ground, and it lands upright. A few scenes later when Hooch picks up the muffin, it is laying on its side. See more »

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Scott Turner: $97.51? Is that pesos? This is for a dog. $97.51? I'm not gonna eat this stuff. Did I buy a smoked salmon - $97.51?
[holding toy]
Scott Turner: How much if I take this back? I'd like to talk to Kevin, could you call him please? KEVIN!
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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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