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Twin Films: K9 vs Turner & Hooch (1989)


Turner and Hooch

It’s “Twin Films” time again (the phenomenon when two movies with virtually identical storylines are released the same year).


This week we’re looking at the 80s buddy-cop movies K-9 (1989) and Turner & Hooch (1989).


Both films came out the same year and both are about a detective who teams up with a dog in order to catch a criminal.


K-9 stars James Belushi in the lead role and Turner & Hooch stars Tom Hanks.

Although the premise of these movies is very similar there are significant differences that make each stand out on it’s own.


In K-9 Belushi’s character doesn’t want a partner, and after an argument with his police captain decides to take on a police dog to find out who made an attempt on his life.


In Turner & Hooch, Tom Hanks’ character inherits the dog (Hooch) after its owner is murdered. He hopes to use Hooch to identify the killer.


Both are decent easy-to-watch-on-a-Sunday-afternoon movies, but which is the better film?


Have your say in the comments.

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20 févr. 2023

If I leave a comment, it will reveal that I've come to this page and read it. So I can't do that...

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The Screen Room
20 févr. 2023
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You’ve been busted!! 😆

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cgalbsgoagain
02 déc. 2022

Haven't seen them in a while... But I remember them both being decent movies as a kid. Jim Belushi gets flak, but I like the guy. I am watching Tom Hanks movies with my daughter, and I thought of this one... Rotten Tomatoes ratings are a little bit lower than expected for both of these... hough I wasn't necessarily expecting super high marks.

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02 déc. 2022
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I don’t take any notice of Rotten Tomatoes. I never agree with any of their ratings. Personally I find IMDb more accurate. I’m a fan of both of these movies. Films from this era have a certain originality and entertainment factor that I just don’t think we get these days. If you’re watching Tom Hanks movies with your daughter you HAVE to show her Big, The Money Pit, The 'Burbs and Cast Away.

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