July 28, 1989 in US cinemas: Touchstone Pictures releases “Turner and Hooch”

“The Oddest Couple Ever Unleashed!”

Turner & Hooch is a 1989 comedy drama crime film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley as the eponymous and occasionally maverick characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also stars Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, and Reginald VelJohnson. It was directed by Roger Spottiswoode; it was originally slated to be directed by Henry Winkler, but he was terminated due to “creative differences”. It was co-written by Michael Blodgett from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls fame.

Although K-9 (with James Belushi) was released prior to the film (exactly three months earlier), it became more popular and seemingly overshadowed its greater success probably down to the maverick nature of Hooch, even though K-9 had a very similar plot.

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