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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.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writers:

Dennis Shryack (story), Michael Blodgett (story) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Scott Turner
Mare Winningham ... Emily Carson
Craig T. Nelson ... Chief Hyde
Reginald VelJohnson ... David Sutton (as Reginald Veljohnson)
Scott Paulin ... Zack Gregory
J.C. Quinn ... Walter Boyett
John McIntire ... Amos Reed
David Knell ... Ernie
Ebbe Roe Smith ... Harley McCabe
Kevin Scannell Kevin Scannell ... Jeff Foster
Joel Bailey ... Ferraday
Mary McCusker ... Katie
Ernie Lively ... Motel Clerk
Clyde Kusatsu ... Kevin Williams
Elaine Renee Bush Elaine Renee Bush ... Store Clerk
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Storyline

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!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Socios y sabuesos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,211,042, 30 July 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,079,915
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Henry Winkler was originally hired as the director. But, two weeks into filming, he was fired by Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg who was dissatisfied with Winkler's work. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Crazy Credits

The credits roll over various clips depicting the friendship between the title characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene in the USA Network version, shows Scott finding drool in one of his shoes after he gives Hooch the bath. This version also deletes the scene where Mrs. Remington gives Scott the muffins. See more »


Soundtracks

ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam
Herman Krebbers, violin
Conducted by Bernard Haitink
Courtesy of Philips Records, a division of PolyGram Classics
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User Reviews

 
A Very Underrated Cop-Doggy Comedy...Perhaps the Best of the Genre...
7 February 2003 | by MovieAddict2016See 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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