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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 »

Director:

Bob Clark

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James Gregory Kingston (story by), James Gregory Kingston (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Hutton ... Jimmy Lynch
Robert Urich ... Terry Lynch
Kim Cattrall ... Danny Boudreau
Robert Culp ... Mayor Tyler
Darren McGavin ... Det. Kowalski
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Jockamo
Paul Sorvino ... Himself
Peter Boyle ... Det. Ryan
James Tolkan ... Hanley
Thomas Quinn Thomas Quinn ... Hooly
Norman Parker ... Dr. Salco
Dick O'Neill ... Powerhouse chief
Maury Chaykin ... Man in Wheelchair
Richard Zobel Richard Zobel ... TV interviewer
David Wohl ... TV producer
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Storyline

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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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Schlitzohr See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,589,234, 18 February 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,594,997
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second picture that actor Timothy Hutton made at the 20th Century Fox studio during his early cinema acting career. The first had been Taps (1981) around four years earlier. 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. Kowalski: Now just what do we know about this Turk? Or, if there are more than one, we could call them Turkeys.
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Turk 182 scores big time for Hutton/Urich/Catrall
22 April 2007 | by ozthegreatat42330See all my reviews

Director Bob Clark ("Porkys," "Murder By Decree," "A Christmas Story") films one of his best ever here. When an off duty fireman (Robert Urich)attempts to save a child from a burning building, he is injured. But due to the fact he had been at a local bar at the time of the fire, the city of New York deny's him his earned and justified Pension. When his younger brother (Timothy Hutton) tries to get some justice for his brother he is rebuffed by everyone including an arrogant Mayor (Robert Culp)of New York. After his brother is blamed and arrested by the police for a minor bit of mischief that he is responsible for, Jimmy Lynch fights back, using a plan that will literally drive the politico nuts. Also stars Peter Boyle as an over the edge cop, and Daren McGavin as a police detective. Kim Catrall is a social worker that wants to help Jimmy in the end.

This film is one of those feel good movies, with a lot of good moments and a fine understated moral. With this one Bob Clark is a modern day Aesop.Most definitely worth a watch.


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