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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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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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Did You Know?


Someone already mentioned Maury Chaykin being in this film, but James Tolkan (Mayor Tyler's right-hand man) was also a regular in "A Nero Wolfe Mystery" series. 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: [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 Harry in Your Pocket (1973) See more »

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Zimmerman Flew and Tyler Knew
8 July 2002 | by (Hoboken, NJ) – See all my reviews

Terry Lynch gets a raw deal by on-the-take Mayor Tyler (Robert Culp). Only one of his fellow officers believes in him and it is up to his brother (Timothy Hutton) to shed light upon the city's mistreatment of his brother. Graffiti artist extraordinaire Timothy Hutton is magnificent in this fast-paced action-adventure yarn about one man's pursuit of justice for his brother. Expertly directed by Bob Clark, this one's unexpectedly delicious. Be ready to root hard for the hero.

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