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One by-product of two consecutive Oscar wins is that Tom Hanks no longer has to appear in such potboilers as Turner and Hooch. Hanks plays Turner, a meticulously groomed, excruciatingly well-organized detective working in a small California coastal town. When local "character" Amos Reed (John McIntire) is murdered by drug smugglers, the only witness is Reed's slobbery, smelly mutt, Hooch. You're way ahead of us, folks: Turner, who despises dogs in general and Hooch in particular, is compelled to put the cantankerous dog up as his house guest. Also easily predictable is the fact that Turner and Hooch will, by the next-to-last reel, become boon companions. To its credit, the film has an abundance of laughs and thrills...but, gee, that ending! Neither terrific nor terrible, Turner and Hooch is a pleasant time-filler; we do wish, however, that more time had been spent on the budding romance between Turner and veterinarian Emily Carson (Mare Winningham). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 28, 1989

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Scott Turner
Mare Winningham
as Emily Carson
Craig T. Nelson
as Police Chief Hyde
Reginald VelJohnson
as Det. David Sutton
Scott Paulin
as Zack Gregory
J.C. Quinn
as Walter Boyett
John McIntire
as Amos Reed
Mike Fenton
Lynda Gordon
Judy Taylor
David Knell
as Ernie
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Harley McCabe
Kevin Scannell
as Jeff Foster
Mary McCusker
as Katie
Ernie Lively
as Motel Clerk
Clyde Kusatsu
as Kevin Williams
Eda Reiss Merin
as Mrs. Remington
Victor di Mattia
as Sean Boyett
Cheryl Anderson
as Mrs. Boyett
Ursula Lentine
as Bride
Sharon Madden
as Mrs. Kathy Harper
Daniel Ben Wilson
as Mike Harper
Jenny Drugan
as Christine Harper
Julian Sylvester
as Animal Control Man
Nick Dimitri
as Casey
Scott Stevens
as Cop
Terry Israel
as Police Officer
Andrew Walker
as Police Officer
Frederick Ponzlov
as Police Officer
Jim Beaver
as Plant Manager
Elden Ratliff
as Eric Boyett
Ursula Lentine
as Bride
Clyde Kusatsu
as Kevin Williams
Elden Ratliff
as Eric Boyett
Scott Stevens
as Cop
Mary McCusker
as Katie
Eda Reiss Merin
as Mrs. Remington
Andrew Walker
as Police Officer
Cheryl Anderson
as Mrs. Boyett
David Knell
as Ernie
Julian Sylvester
as Animal Control Man
Jim Beaver
as Plant Manager
Jenny Drugan
as Christine Harper
Terry Israel
as Police Officer
Ebbe Roe Smith
as Harley McCabe
Sharon Madden
as Mrs. Kathy Harper
Daniel Ben Wilson
as Mike Harper
Frederick Ponzlov
as Police Officer
Ernie Lively
as Motel Clerk
Nick Dimitri
as Casey
Victor di Mattia
as Sean Boyett
Kevin Scannell
as Jeff Foster

Crew

Roger Spottiswoode
Director
Michael Hertzberg
Producer
Jim Cash
Screenwriter
Dennis Shryack
Screenwriter
Mark Spragg
Screenwriter
Jack Epps, Jr.
Screenwriter
Michael Blodgett
Screenwriter
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Screenwriter
Herschel Weingrod
Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg
Cinematographer
Mark Conte
Editor
Garth Craven
Editor
Paul Seydor
Editor
Lois Freeman-Fox
Editor
John F. de Cuir, Jr.
Production Designer
Michele Ader
Production Designer
Sig Tingloff
Art Director
Michele Ader
Co-producer
Raymond Wagner
Co-producer
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Executive Producer
Michael St. Hilaire
Camera Operator
Conrad Palmisano
Stunts
Mike Fenton
Casting
Judy Taylor
Casting
Karen Hendel
Casting
Lynda Gordon
Casting
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