Turner & Hooch

July 28th, 1989


Turner & Hooch

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A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 5.7/10 (22,765 voted)

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Stars: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson

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".

Writers: Dennis Shryack, Michael Blodgett

Tom Hanks - Det. Scott Turner
Mare Winningham - Dr. Emily Carson
Craig T. Nelson - Chief Howard Hyde
Reginald VelJohnson - Det. 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 - Store Clerk

Taglines: The Oddest Couple Ever Unleashed!

Release Date: 28 July 1989

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $12,200,000 (USA)

Gross: $71,079,915 (USA)

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Did You Know?

A line from this film where Turner yells at Hooch to not eat the car was used in animation test footage for Toy Story. When Tom Hanks saw the test footage, it convinced him to take on the role of Sheriff Woody.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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.

Scott Turner: $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?
[holding toy]
Scott Turner: How much if I take this back? I'd like to talk to Kevin, could you call him please? KEVIN!

User Review

A fun thing to watch

Rating: 7/10

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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