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Encyclopedia > Turner and Hooch

Turner & Hooch is a 1989 comedy film starring Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, and Reginald VelJohnson. It was directed by Roger Spottiswoode. See also: 1988 in film, other events of 1989, 1990 in film, list of years in film. Events Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Comedy is the use of humour in the performing arts. ... Tom Hanks in February 2004 Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor famous for playing notable roles in many popular and critically acclaimed movies. ... Mare Winningham (born May 16, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA) is an American film and television actress. ... Craig Theodore Nelson (born April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor who has starred in television shows such as Coach and The District. ... Reginald VelJohnson (born August 16, 1952 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an African American actor, he is a film and television actor who is most famous for his roles as Carl Winslow on the television series Family Matters and as the police officer Sgt. ... Roger Spottiswoode (born January 6, 1945) is a Canadian film director and writer, most notable for directing the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies starring Pierce Brosnan. ...

Hanks plays Scott Turner, a fastidious detective, who acquires Hooch (Beasley the Dog), a large Dogue de Bordeaux, after the murder of the dog's previous owner. The energetic dog promptly sets about destroying the detective's house and turning his life upside-down. With no way to care for him, Turner brings Hooch to his police station to make him into the precinct's watch dog. Hilarity ensues. Beasley the Dog was an acting animal and starred in the Tom Hanks movie Turner & Hooch as the dog Hooch. ... A watchdog originally referred to a dogs job, but now has been used in additional contexts with the same implication of watching or safeguarding: For the dogs job, see guard dog. ...


 
 

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