Tom Hanks Archives
Turner & Hooch

Character: Scott Turner
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Written by: Michael Blodgett, Dennis Shryack, Daniel Petrie Jr., Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.
Produced by: Raymond Wagner
Other cast: Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson, Scott Paulin, Beasley The Dog
Release date: July 28, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Running time: 1h 37min

Det. Scott Turner is an uptight, by-the-book police officer who hopes to leave his sleepy California town and work in the big city. When his friend Amos Reed, the proprietor of a junkyard, is killed, Turner reluctantly inherits the man's dog. Realizing that the canine may be able to help him solve the murder case, Turner attempts to adjust to life with the big dog, resulting in much household destruction and unwelcome chaos.

Taglines

→ The Oddest Couple Ever Unleashed!

Trivia

♦ Scenes with Turner walking Hooch took a lot of takes as ‘Beasley The Dog’ was so strong, Tom Hanks frequently dropped the leash.

Character’s Quotes

• Don’t eat the car! Not the car! Oh, what am I yelling at you for? You’re a dog!
• These are the simple rules. No barking, now growling, you will not lift your leg to anything in this house. This is not your room. No slobbering, no chewing, you will wear a flea collar. This is not your room. No begging for food, no sniffing of crotches, and you will not drink from my toilet. This is not your room.
• What? What? What is it? What? What? If you’re hungry, finish the hamburgers! Eat the buns! Eat the buns! You’re not thirsty, you’re not touching the water, the orange juice, cranapple – what am I supposed to do? Make you a Margarita? SHUT UP! GOD, SHUT UP! This has been going on for two and a half hours! BE QUIET!
• No. No. Well, you see, I’m starting to like you, and if we’re going to walk I’m just going to like you even more, and then one day we might even end up in love and everything will go on fine for a while, but-but then one day *bang* you’re gonna call me a selfish compulsive bastard! You’re gonna pull your hair, you’re gonna scream and you’re gonna say you never want to see me again because I drive you crazy, and I’m left shattered. Now, who needs that? Good night!”