Turner & Hooch is a 1989 Metrocolor American detective comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog as the eponymous characters, Turner and Hooch respectively. The film also co-stars Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson and Reginald VelJohnson. It was directed by Roger Spottiswoode; the film was originally slated to be directed by Henry Winkler, but he was terminated because of his "creative differences". It was co-written and executive produced by Daniel Petrie Jr. of Beverly Hills Cop fame.
The similarly-plotted K-9 (with James Belushi) was released three months earlier prior. A pilot for a Turner & Hooch television series, starring Tom Wilson and Beasley the Dog, was made and ran as a part of The Magical World of Disney.
Touchstone Pictures acquired the screenplay for Turner & Hooch for one million dollars, which was the highest price ever paid by Touchstone for any script at the time.