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
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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 »
$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?
How much if I take this back? I'd like to talk to Kevin, could you call him please? KEVIN!
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The credits roll over various clips depicting the friendship between the title characters. See more »
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 »
It's not a great film but it ain't no dog, either.
"Turner and Hooch" does its own take on the cop-buddy genre of films. In few others, though, did one of the buddies ever have as severe a drooling problem as Hooch.
Hanks, in one of his last few comedy roles before aiming strictly for Oscar-calibre movies, is perfection as a neat freak cop teamed with a pooch that would be a calamity no matter whom he was with. When this dog marks his territory, the whole neighborhood notices.
If there's only one problem I had, it was the ending. I won't say anything about it, for the uninitiated, but all I will say is I wish it would have ended differently.
But besides Hanks and hound, there are other good parts, such as the observances of the unique characters in the town, the extent of damage a mastiff can do, and what kind of a cop carries a Dustbuster in his car. Oh, and the Lancelot Link discussion.
Seven stars. And if you ever own a mastiff, get thick doors.
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