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Turk 182! (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  15 February 1985 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Lynch
Terry Lynch
Danny Boudreau
Mayor Tyler
Det. Kowalski
Steven Keats ...
Det. Ryan
Thomas Quinn ...
Norman Parker ...
Dr. Salco
Powerhouse chief
Man in Wheelchair
Richard Zobel ...
TV interviewer
TV producer


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 <>

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Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Schlitzohr  »

Box Office


$1,900,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The 'Daily News' newspaper poster that featured on the film's movie poster bore the headline: "TURK 182 STRIKES AGAIN! Mystery rebel has millions cheering". See more »


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 »


Det. Ryan: [about Turk 182] There are two theories. The first is that this is an organized conspiracy. The other more bizarre theory is that this is the work of one man - Superman, apparently!
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A chilling story of a man, his brother's broken back and Kim Cattrall..
26 August 1999 | by (pgh) – See all my reviews

What an epic movie this a youth i was very interested in the central theme in this film, that of social disobedience. What do you do when your brother breaks his back while saving a young child from a burning building, and the state refuses to pay for his hospitalization..If you're Timothy Hutton there is only one answer..take up with Kim Cattrall and cover the town with grafitti. And not just any grafitti...Grafitti which scandalizes the mayor. The ending is as thrilling as it gets, which along with a Paul Sorvino Cameo and the generous usage of a stunning motorcycle with side car brought this reviewer to his knees...A must for motorcycle with sidecar enthusiasts and Spencer For Hire afficianados...

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