Warner Bros./Touchstone/Silver Screen Partners IV (Raymond
W: Dennis Shryack, Michael Blodgett, Daniel Petrie, Jr.,
Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr.
DP: Adam Greenberg
Ed: Paul Seydor, Mark Conte, Kenneth Morrisey & Lois
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.