Timothy Hutton stars in one of his best performances as Jimmy Lynch. When his brother Terry (Robert Urich of Ice Pirates fame), an off duty firefighter is injured when he rescues a child from a fire, the mayor (The Greatest American Hero’s Robert Culp) denies him his pension because he was drunk at the time of the incident. To get back at the mayor, Jimmy starts an elaborate graffiti campaign using his brother’s badge number, Turk 182 as his calling card. Along the way he becomes a Robin Hood style folk hero and falls in love with a social worker played by Kim Cattrall (also in Clark’s Porky’s).
While the finale is kind of protracted, the rest of the film is entertaining and Hutton (as well as the fine supporting cast which includes Darren McGavin, Peter Boyle, James Tolkan and Paul Sorvino, playing himself) is excellent. Clark did From the Hip next.