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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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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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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

Gross USA:

$71,079,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

When asked about being fired from the movie, Henry Winkler said "Let's just say I got along better with Hooch than I did with Turner." See more »

Goofs

When Turner and Hooch are on the way to the motel, Turner already has the facial wounds from the car crash he will get into after he is taken hostage at the hotel. See more »

Quotes

Scott Turner: [Hooch won't stop barking] Alright, what am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to stand out on the porch all night long?
Neighbor: Give him a Valium, Turner! Take one yourself!
Scott Turner: [Yells] Hey, shut up! I'm a policeman! Gu - Want your car towed?
[Hooch goes inside the house, knocking the door shut. It's locked]
Scott Turner: OH NO! AAH! Ah, you stupid dog! AH, YA STUPID DOG!
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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 Fresh Off the Boat: So Chineez (2015) 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 fun thing to watch
27 June 2005 | by thefreakoneSee all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when I was a little kid and what a great time I had at doing so! Because, when you're this young you just don't care about plots or film-making. So, if you sit back and analyze this flick you won't find many Oscar winning angles, but that is not what this movie is trying to achieve. We just may call this another typically silly Tom Hank's early age's movie that many have come to love at first sight.

Simply put, this movie is all about funny situations and the comical performances of Tom Hanks and the dog (that dog was a great actor!). Nowadays, I continue to enjoy it because the "chemistry" between Hanks and the dog is very good!


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