Turner & Hooch (1989)

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some 'real' cases—not just misdemeanors. When Amos Reed is murdered, Scott sets himself on the case, but the closest thing to a witness to the murder is Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott has to take care of—to avoid Hooch being 'put to sleep'.
Modified Certification

  Animal Action

Poster for Turner & Hooch
Turner & Hooch
Release Date: July 28, 1989
Certification: Modified Certification

Several dogs were used to portray Hooch. Each had their own special talents and all were Douge De Bordeaux, an unusual French breed built something like a Rottweiler with a wrinkled face and lots of personality. The animal control officers that used a Come-A-Long (Ketch-all) to get Hooch away from his master’s body were actually two of his trainers who were faking the difficulty. The door Hooch butts his head through had been prepared to break away easily. Stage blood and makeup were used for Hooch’s injuries. He was taught to crawl without using his front legs. When he makes a jump, he actually lands on a thick layer of foam rubber.