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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
TV interviewer
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TV producer
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Das Schlitzohr  »

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$1,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Paul Sorvino:  As himself. 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 »

Quotes

Mayor Tyler: If I see one more of this Turk messages that is bigger than a postage stamp, you are going to spend the rest of your career - I swear before God - pounding the beat in the South Bronx! Is that clear, Ryan?
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Zimmerman Flew and Tyler Knew!
8 April 2001 | by (Watchung, NJ) – See all my reviews

The Paul Sorvino sequence itself is classic. Timothy Hutton makes a fine hero for this ultimate feel-good movie. I've seen this 3 times, and enjoyed it more each time. Robert Culp is perfect as the mayor. Darren McGavin and Peter Boyle are both wonderful in their supporting roles, as are Robert Urich and David Wohl -- even though they are given less to do. I see a couple people referring to this as a turkey, and I'd like to know why. I thought the characters are very true to themselves, and the relationships were well-thought out, well-paced and well-executed. Forget the critics, just watch and enjoy.


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