Turner & Hooch

Synopsis: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a witness in the case is Amos Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott Turner has to take care of if it's going to avoid being "put to sleep".
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Roger Spottiswoode
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

The muffin, Hooch!

- [Screaming]

- [Snarling]


- [Scott] Medic!

- [Amos] Hooch! Come here!

Amos? Amos.


Let him go, Hooch.

Let go of him, Hooch.

- Hooch. Drop him. Drop him, Hooch.

- [Choking]

L-I'm sorry, Scott. I don't

have the hand strength I used to.

- You're okay, aren't ya? Huh?

- [Croaking] Yeah. Yeah, I'm fine.

I was lookin' forward

to a nice, quiet cup of coffee.

- But now I'm awake!

- Don't let him see that you're angry.

H-He has a sensitive spot.

He reacts real bad to anger.

What is the matter with him?

I brought him a muffin. He knows me!

What, "know ya"?

He didn't even break the skin.

Why, this dog loves ya, boy.

Let's go on up to the house

and we'll all have a cookie.

Come on, Hooch.

Let's go, boy. Come on.

[Amos] Doc says I shouldn't

give him these chocolate chips.

Uh, what do you say

about that, Hooch?


I thought so.

Well, I'm here, Amos.

What's the complaint this time?


That seafood plant.

There's somethin' goin' on over there.

- [Scott] Oh, they're okay,

other than a stolen dinghy.

- No, it isn't.

It's worse than it was before.

There's always some strange noises

goin' on at night.

Well, you're always telling me you

don't hear like you used to any more.

Well, I don't hear it.

Hooch hears it.

- He tells me.

- Oh.

Hooch tells you about it.

Well, uh, you live in

a pretty industrial area, Amos.

If you want peace and quiet, I suggest

you move to a nice apartment somewhere.


Me and Hooch in an apartment?

Yeah, that'd be the sight.


L-I thought you didn't

mind comin' around here.

- Oh, I don't mind comin' down here.

- [Hooch Barks]

It's just, uh, I'm-I'm leaving

on Monday, remember?

Now, the guy who's replacing me...


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Dennis Shryack

Dennis Shryack (August 25, 1936 – September 14, 2016) was an American screenwriter whose credits included The Gauntlet in 1977, Code of Silence (1985), starring Chuck Norris, and Turner & Hooch (1989), which stars Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog. Shryack also co-wrote the screenplay for Pale Rider in 1985, directed by Clint Eastwood, which became the highest grossing Western film of the 1980s, taking in the $41 million (the equivalent of nearly $92 million in 2016). Shryack often collaborated on screenplays with other writers, including penning seven films with Michael Butler, as well as partnerships with Michael Blodgett on Turner & Hooch and Run in 1991. more…

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