TURNER AND HOOCH (Theatrical Release USA 1989)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

Turner and Hooch—
beneath Tom Hanks’ ability—tells a B-grade story with unnecessary sexual references that take it out of the children’s category, but fails to offer enough intellectual appeal to place it in the adult category. It’s a story that cannot quite find its place.

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Detective Scott Turner’s (Tom Hanks) old friend Amos Reed (John McIntire) is murdered. Detective Scott Turner takes his friend’s dog home with him as he believes the dog can help solve the murder. The dog tears up everything in the Detective’s home, but in the end helps solve the murder mystery.

Additional Thanks

Good work for Director Roger Spottiswoode. Thank you to Executive Producer Daniel Petrie, Jr. for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dr. Emily Carson (Mare Winningham), Chief Howard Hyde (Craig T. Nelson), Detective David Sutton (Reginald VelJohnson), Zack Gregory (Scott Paulin), Walter Boyett, (J.C. Quinn), Ernie (David Knell), and Harley McCabe (Ebbe Roe Smith).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The comedy isn’t particularly inspiring or new. It’s a low-grade film that neither inspires or presents a real reason for its artistic endeavor.

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