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Turner & Hooch

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 1989
  • Roger Spottiswoode
  • 95 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

Credits

Cast

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Scott TurnerTom Hanks
Emily CarsonMare Winningham
Police Chief HydeCraig T Nelson
Detective David SuttonReginald VelJohnson
Zack GregoryScott Paulin
Walter BoyettJ C Quinn
Amos ReedJohn McIntire
ErnieDavid Knell
Harley McCabeEbbe Roe Smith
Jeff FosterKevin Scannell
FerradayJoel Bailey
KatieMary McCusker

Crew

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DirectorRoger Spottiswoode

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Brothers
Released on
1990-01-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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