Twin Films: K9 vs Turner & Hooch (1989)
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?
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