Turk 182! (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

Turk 182!1985

Turk 182! (1985)



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When an injured fireman is denied his pension by government bureaucrats, his younger brother decides to launch a public protest by covering the city with graffiti. His efforts soon land him at the center of a media circus in this comedy-drama.


Timothy Hutton
as Jimmy Lynch
Robert Urich
as Terry Lynch
Kim Cattrall
as Danny Boudreau
Robert Culp
as Mayor Tyler
Darren McGavin
as Detective Kowalski
Steven Keats
as Jockamo
Paul Sorvino
as Himself
Peter Boyle
as Detective Ryan
Norman Parker
as Dr. Salco
Dick O'Neill
as Power House Chief
Maury Chaykin
as Man in Wheelchair
Vasili Bogazianos
as patient in ward
Richard Zobel
as TV Interviewer
David Wohl
as TV Producer
Bill Beutel
as Himself
Tom Dunn
as Himself
Lou Criscuolo
as Gov. Marconi
Tucker Smallwood
as Reporter at Bridge
Joseph Tobin
as Sergeant on Bridge
Adrienne Hampton
as Mayor's Secretary
J.R. Horne
as Security Guard
E. Brian Dean
as Hard Hat on TV
Jimmy Ortiz
as Boy at Fire
Niccole Bruno
as Girl at Fire
Al Mancini
as Irate Man on TV
Natalie Gentry
as Irate Man's Wife
Steve Stahl
as Scoreboard Operator
Robert Trebor
as Copy Boy
Kaitlin Hopkins
as reporter in subway
Stephen Nemeth
as Patron in Hooly's
Mike Hagerty
as Mayor's Bodyguard
Robert Weil
as Bail Clerk
Bob O'Connell
as jail cop
Leonard Termo
as Barricade Cop
Jim Manley
as Reporters in Subway
Jeanette Larson
as Reporters in Subway
Joseph Jamrog
as Bridge Supervisor
Bob Moresco
as Reporter
Harold Baines
as Monty Player
Damon Evans
as Subway Cop
Anthony Errante
as Subway Motorman
Robert Walsh
as Patrons at Hooly'
Jack McGee
as Patrons at Hooly'
Michael LaGuardia
as Patrons at Hooly'
John A. Murray
as Stadium Announcer
Lee Steele
as Man in Jockamo's store
Barry Kivel
as Callahan, the Cop
Robert Hodge
as City Hall Guard
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Critic Reviews for Turk 182!

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Besides its compelling storyline, Turk 182! features outstanding performances across the board, with Hutton perfect in the role of the determined unassuming hero.

October 17, 2007 | Full Review…

Adamantly sincere but utterly redundant populism.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Everything looks wrong.

June 18, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Sure, it would be neat to see a movie about a guy like this. But not this movie.

June 18, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

It seems deliberately designed to drive you screaming from the theater.

June 18, 2005

A ridiculous and totally insipid film.

October 17, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Turk 182!


I understood the whole idea in this film about government not taking care of the people in our country, but after watching all these crazy antics Jimmy does in the movie it doesn't seem as important as him becoming a folk hero. So I think this movie was starting out good, but kinda got lost, so it's not the best.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

I first saw "Turk 182!" (yes, its title really has an exclamation point in it) a few years back, and I thought it was a great movie. Now that I've grown a little since then and matured even more, I wanted to watch it again to see if it was as great as I remembered it.....and it was. Terry "Turk" Lynch (Robert Urich) is a New York City fireman that was injured while saving a little girl from a burning building. After many pleads for help from Terry's younger brother, James (Timothy Hutton), all the leaders of the city refuse to give Terry the benefits that he needs to live and to recover from his accident. James Lynch is so upset about his brother not getting what he deserves, that he becomes a hero in his own way, by using graffiti to create certain messages (you'll have to watch the movie to find out what they are and what they mean) all over the city. Whether it's on a living horse, a famous bridge, or a "graffiti proof" train, James sure knows how to use graffiti as an art. "Turk 182!" doesn't have any spectacular special effects or a tremendously engrossing plot or script, so if you're looking for that, you will be very disappointed. It's just a basic story about a brother trying to give his older brother some due, and to let everybody else know that he is a hero. For years I've enjoyed watching "Turk 182!," and I'm pretty sure I'll always like it. It baffles me that this film seems to be so invisible to movie fans. It's a great film that deserves more attention than it has gotten so far. If you like great movies, I definitely recommend purchasing "Turk 182!" NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Underrated movie in my book indeed.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


From Bob Clark, the man who gave us Porky's, Porky's II, Rhinestone, and A Christmas Story (talk about running the gamut) comes the story of Jimmy Lynch, a young man who tries to get justice for his firefighter brother when he's injured trying to rescue a little girl from a burning building, while off duty. He wages a graffiti war against the mayor of New York City, who may have covered up for a corrupt political ally. In doing so, he becomes a folk hero to the people of the city. Timothy Hutton stars as Jimmy, aka "Turk 182". Kim Cattrall is a social worker who joins in his fight. Robert Urich co-stars as Jimmy's injured brother, who's so disturbed over his ordeal that actaully attempts suicide. Peter Falk and Darren McGavin are the detectives hot on Jimmy's trail. It may sound heavy handed, but it's actually lighter than it sounds. Hutton makes Jimmy extremely likeable, and you can't help but root for him. Clark creates a real feel for NYC by making use of many landmarks including Giants Stadium and the Queensboro Bridge. A good time movie.

RJ MacReady
RJ MacReady

Super Reviewer

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