A detective must adopt a rambunctious dog in order to help him find a killer.

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 ... 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!


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Trivia

Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, and Chevy Chase were all considered for the role of Scott Turner. See more »

Goofs

When Turner is playing with Hooch in his living room, Hooch is chasing Turner and barking at him. However, the audio of the barking is way out of sync with any movements of Hooch's mouth. 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 film ends with a freezing frame of the puppy that looks just like Hooch 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 »

Connections

Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Tequila and Bonetti: Street Dogs (2015) See more »

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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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A Mostly Underrated Tom Hanks Picture.
16 June 2003 | by phillafellaSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turner & Hooch See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,211,042, 30 July 1989

Gross USA:

$71,079,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,079,915
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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