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Turk 182! (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 15 February 1985 (USA)
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
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 ...
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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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$1,900,000 (USA)
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The second of four appearances where Timothy Hutton' plays a person fighting the system. The first was Taps (1981) and the next two would be The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), & Leverage (2008). 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: [the cops are looking at slides of Turk's graffiti] This little masterpiece was conducted while the surrogate court was in night session. If you can believe that one.
Det. Kowalski: Justice is indeed blind.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Arrogant politico dumps in his own nest
13 February 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

When a unfeeling mayor refuses to render aid to an injured city employee he opens a can of worms which he goes nuts trying to close. Reminded me a bit of Jack Finney's novel "The Night People" because the hero's stunts got more and more outlandish until his outings culminated in the mother of political harassments. Thumbs up.


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