Turner & Hooch

  • PG
  • Roger Spottiswoode (1989)
  • US
  • 95 min
Turner & Hooch
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

In this enjoyable comedy, Tom Hanks stars as dapper California detective Scott Turner, who teams up with slobbering dog Hooch to solve a drug-related murder. The script is sometimes short on laughs, but British director Roger Spottiswoode keeps the action jogging along, and gives Hanks room to display the kind of comic timing that established his Hollywood reputation in films such as Splash! and The Money Pit. Hanks is well served by his canine co-star, but Mare Winningham is wasted as the love interest.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Tom Hanks. A small-town California detective, obsessed with tidiness, finds his orderly life thrown into chaos when he teams up with a flea-ridden canine who is the only witness to a murder.

Cast and crew

Cast

Scott Turner
Tom Hanks
Emily Carson
Mare Winningham
Police Chief Hyde
Craig T Nelson
Detective David Sutton
Reginald VelJohnson
Zack Gregory
Scott Paulin
Walter Boyett
J C Quinn
Amos Reed
John McIntire
Ernie
David Knell
Harley McCabe
Ebbe Roe Smith
Jeff Foster
Kevin Scannell
Ferraday
Joel Bailey
Katie
Mary McCusker

Crew

Director
Roger Spottiswoode

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Brothers
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama