Turner & Hooch

D: Roger Spottiswoode
Warner Bros./Touchstone/Silver Screen Partners IV (Raymond Wagner)
US 1989
99 mins


W: Dennis Shryack, Michael Blodgett, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.         
DP: Adam Greenberg
Ed: Paul Seydor, Mark Conte, Kenneth Morrisey & Lois Freeman-Cox
Mus: Charles Gross

Tom Hanks (Scott Turner), Mare Winningham (Dr. Emily Carson), Craig T. Nelson (Howard Hyde), Reginald Veljohnson (David Dutton), Scott Paulin (Zack Gregory), J.C. Quinn (Walter Boyett), Beasley (Hooch)

One of two 1989 cop and dog crime comedies, starring Tom Hanks as Scott Turner, an obsessive-compulsive detective who takes in a slovenly hound whose owner is murdered on the docks.
More family-orientated than the same year's K-9 (qv), this is mostly enjoyable for Tom Hanks performance. The story only has one real joke, which is how ugly and slobbery the dog is. Still, it does a good job at making the audience engage with its ugly duckling, especially in its schmaltzy ending.

Tom Hanks in Turner & Hooch
Tom Hanks in Turner & Hooch