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Turk 182! (1985)

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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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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
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Jockamo
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Himself
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Hanley
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Hooly
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Dr. Salco
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Man in Wheelchair
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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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Das Schlitzohr  »

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$1,900,000 (USA)
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The "Turk 182" tag is loosely inspired by the real-life tag of "TAKI 183", one of New York City's first and most famous graffiti writers. See more »

Goofs

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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Very enjoyable
30 June 2002 | by (Woking, England) – See all my reviews

As far as films of the 80s go, this is very much of its time, with the acting -- featuring an INCREDIBLY young looking Timothy Hutton! -- the script, the setting, the direction and even the music.

However, this is a very enjoyable "cute" movie about a the brother [Hutton] of a firefighter [Urich] who was injured at a fire and saved a little girl after having a couple of drinks.

Refused compensation, the brother sets off to ruin the election campaign of the mayor of New York with a series of sensational graffiti stunts.

The love interest is predictable, but this is still a fun film without getting serious -- it knows its place.


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