Turner & Hooch

Turner & Hooch

Roger Spottiswoode (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A Californian detective investigating the murder of a local man by drug smugglers has only one witness to help him solve the case - the large, smelly dog that belonged to the victim, which is about to turn the detective's well-ordered existence into chaos. Family comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham and Craig T Nelson.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Roger Spottiswoode
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's Drama