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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 <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Action | Comedy | Drama


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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?


Jimmy Lynch's (Timothy Hutton)'s "Turk 182" alter-ego persona name was derived from the nickname and Badge No. #182 of the character's firefighter brother Terry Lynch (Robert Urich). 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 »


Jimmy Lynch: You read the newspapers, Jock?
Jockamo: Of course I read the newspapers. What do I look like, an imbecile?
Jimmy Lynch: Uh... no.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) 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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