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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Oddest Couple Ever Unleashed!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The two other investigators are Foster and McCabe which were the same names of the second team to tail Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), also written by Daniel Petrie, Jr. 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

Scott Turner: [Hooch won't stop barking at night; shouting] What? What? What is it? What? What? If you're hungry, finish the hamburgers! Eat the buns! Eat the buns! You're not thirsty, you're not touching the water, the orange juice, cranapple - what am I supposed to do? Make you a Margarita? SHUT UP! GOD, SHUT UP! This has been going on for two and a half hours! BE QUIET!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in One Foot in the Grave: Who's Listening (1990) 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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The big goofy dog
12 December 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Tom Hanks had to pull out all the stops prevent that wonderfully funny slobbering French mastiff from stealing the entire film Turner&Hooch. After all the two were equally top billed and should have had an equal share of the laughs.

Turner&Hooch has Hanks as small town police detective Scott Turner who is moving to an unnamed big city because he wants more challenging police work. But he gets himself an unsolved homicide in the last week on his job. The victim is John McIntire in what was his farewell performance as an old man who lived on a shack at the docks of the small coastal town. McIntire had been complaining about strange goings on at a nearby fish cannery and when someone is murdered there McIntire is also silenced.

The only witness is McIntire's dog Hooch and Hanks saves him from being put down as he's the closest thing to a witness he has. But this dog who lived in that waterfront shack where McIntire didn't exactly house break him proves to be quite a handful.

There's no way you couldn't love that big goofy dog. But I sure wouldn't want him for mine. There's a reason I'm a cat person. Hanks who's a pretty funny guy himself has some wonderful scenes with the dog. But he proves to be quite the chick magnet as well because of the interest veterinarian Mare Winningham shows in Hanks.

This one scored big at the box office in 1989. It still a very funny and heart warming film for audiences of all ages.


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