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.

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

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 ... Jockamo
Paul Sorvino ... Self
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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Mystery rebel has millions cheering!

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Part of crowd soundtrack chanting was collected at Kent State University. 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

Powerhouse chief: [after Ryan has fired his gun at the power grid to the bridge] Stupid flatfoot. Never heard of auxillary power?
[he turns the backup generator on]
Powerhouse chief: [yelling] Next time you better bring a fucking bazooka, you stupid son of a bitch!
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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I kinda liked Turk 182....
21 February 2000 | by jsisgodSee all my reviews

I saw this one a couple years ago on Cinemax, and didn't think it was half bad.

Sure, the plot dragged at times, but how can you hate Turk 182? The film makers had good intentions.

Basically, the plot revolves around a guy (Timothy Hutton) and his brother (Robert Urich) who is injured trying to save children from a fire. Because the guy was intoxicated at the time, the city refuses to foot his medical bills, regardless of the fact that he saved these poor kids from certain death. So, the Timothy Hutton character heckles the mayor by covering the city of New York in graffiti (long story).

Overall, I thought it was a cool idea that was, for the most part, well executed by the cast and crew. So, if you can't find anything good on TV, check out Turk 182.

Zimmerman flew and Tyler knew! :-)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turk 182 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,589,234, 18 February 1985

Gross USA:

$3,594,997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,594,997
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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