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Turk 182! (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 15 February 1985 (USA)
Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Lynch
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Terry Lynch
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Danny Boudreau
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Mayor Tyler
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Det. Kowalski
Steven Keats ...
Jockamo
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Himself
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Det. Ryan
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Hanley
Thomas Quinn ...
Hooly
Norman Parker ...
Dr. Salco
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Powerhouse chief
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Man in Wheelchair
Richard Zobel ...
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Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a political scandal that he denies all previous knowledge of. Jimmy begins painting "Tyler Knew, Turk 182" as an embarrassment to the mayor. The mayor is furious at this grafitti appearing all over the city and orders the police to find the artist. Jimmy's "Turk 182" spraypaints continue to appear. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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15 February 1985 (USA)  »

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$1,900,000 (USA)
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In one of the hospital Security Ward scenes, where the patients have a pick up game of basketball going on while Terence is in his body cast, 'Robert Urich''s character makes the comment that Larry Bird doesn't do sixty percent success with his free throws. That same year, in the Premiere Episode "Promised Land" and during at least the opening credits of the show's first season, his title character from "Spenser: For Hire" would look on as Larry Bird and the Celtics played a Game at Boston Garden. See more »

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At the start when the firemen blast Terry Lynch out of the burning window, you can see the wig come off the stuntman as he falls toward the parked car and after he hits the car, you can see it again. See more »

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Det. Ryan: [after Turk has broken into the mayor's office] Why, officer Callahan. What a pleasant surprise. So glad you could make it. Where the hell were you?
Callahan the Cop: There was a fire in the bathroom.
Det. Ryan: A fire in the bathroom. You leave the mayor's office unguarded for a fire in the bathroom? Jesus Christ, Callahan. That trick's in my kid's commando game! You'd better get yourself a new pair of shoes, Callahan.
Callahan the Cop: I'm... gonna be... doing a lot of walking?
Det. Ryan: [nods] Smart man. Have a nice day.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Turk 182 scores big time for Hutton/Urich/Catrall
22 April 2007 | by (Central City, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Director Bob Clark ("Porkys," "Murder By Decree," "A Christmas Story") films one of his best ever here. When an off duty fireman (Robert Urich)attempts to save a child from a burning building, he is injured. But due to the fact he had been at a local bar at the time of the fire, the city of New York deny's him his earned and justified Pension. When his younger brother (Timothy Hutton) tries to get some justice for his brother he is rebuffed by everyone including an arrogant Mayor (Robert Culp)of New York. After his brother is blamed and arrested by the police for a minor bit of mischief that he is responsible for, Jimmy Lynch fights back, using a plan that will literally drive the politico nuts. Also stars Peter Boyle as an over the edge cop, and Daren McGavin as a police detective. Kim Catrall is a social worker that wants to help Jimmy in the end.

This film is one of those feel good movies, with a lot of good moments and a fine understated moral. With this one Bob Clark is a modern day Aesop.Most definitely worth a watch.


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