Five people were credited with cowriting TURNER & HOOCH, and rarely have so many labored to so little effect. There's barely enough to make up an agreeable made-for-TV movie in this film, which stars Tom Hanks as Turner, a police detective in a sleepy California town. It's not long before
the local peace and Turner's boredom are disturbed by a major crime--the murder of a cranky but lovable old salt, witnessed only by Hooch, the victim's equally cranky mutt. After animal control officers threaten to send Hooch to that big kennel in the sky, Turner adopts him with the notion of
using him to nab the killer, and after a rocky start man and dog become best friends. The...