Every dog has its day in Turner & Hooch

The cast of the television spin-off of the 1989 film of the same title credit their four-legged co-stars with making them better actors

Josh Peck (left) plays Scott Turner Jr, a law-enforcement officer who inherits his father's newly adopted French mastiff pup, Hooch.
Josh Peck (above) plays Scott Turner Jr, a law-enforcement officer who inherits his father's newly adopted French mastiff pup, Hooch.PHOTO: DISNEY+
Josh Peck (left) plays Scott Turner Jr, a law-enforcement officer who inherits his father's newly adopted French mastiff pup, Hooch.
Josh Peck (left) plays Scott Turner Jr, a law-enforcement officer who inherits his father's newly adopted French mastiff pup, Hooch.PHOTO: DISNEY+

The beloved 1989 film Turner & Hooch put a twist on the buddy-cop comedy by pairing a police detective with a giant French mastiff which helped him solve crimes.

Starring Tom Hanks as Detective Turner, it was a critical flop but a box-office winner. A new television spin-off hopes to conjure up some of that magic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2021, with the headline 'Every dog has its day in Turner & Hooch'. Subscribe