Stray Dog (1949)
When trying to identify the trucker at Chuck's Cafe, David Mann's approach is the same as Murakami's at the railway station.
Magnum Force makes direct use of the ballistics lab sequence, where Eastwood compares a bullet retrieved from the range to one fired by the renegade cops.
A series of accidents occur because a detective loses his gun
Film title is one of three Kurosawa films on the sign outside of the movie theater
The story is based on this Kurosawa classic