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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Company Credits

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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

Tom Hanks father's name is Amos, just like the elderly man in the movie. 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 Show Dogs (2018) 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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Hanks Turns Water into Wine, With a Canine Assist
24 July 2014 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee all my reviews

Tom Hanks is an obsessive-compulsive cop who takes in a filthy, slobbish French Mastiff when it's the only witness to a murder. Basically The Odd Couple with a dog. It's predictable and formulaic to the bone, but hits a strange nerve that allows us to overlook its shortcomings and appreciate the sweetness of the ride. Hanks is largely to thank for that, at the top of his game very early in his dramatic career. Though a few not-so-surprising supporting actors pop in from time to time, (Reginald VelJohnson as a policeman? What a shock!) it's almost entirely a one-man show that sails beyond expectations on the merits of his lone performance. In fact, the closest competition is Beasley the dog, who's absurdly emotive and personable throughout the film. He and Hanks make for a great team, as silly as that might sound, and it's easy to tell that a lot of their best scenes were ad-libs that miraculously avoided the cutting room floor. Funny, bittersweet movie magic that really has no business being as entertaining as it is.


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