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Murphy's Law (1986)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  18 April 1986 (USA)
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An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

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Storyline

Charles Bronson plays Jack Murphy a veteran police detective who is framed for the murder of his ex-wife. Although taken into custody, Murphy escapes from the police station handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief. Pursued by the police, Murphy must find the real killer before it is too late. Written by Michael A Kortt <mkortt@metz.une.edu.au>

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He's a cop, She's a thief, together they're running for their lives See more »


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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ley de Murphy  »

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$9,947,631 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie teams a cop Jack Murphy (Charles Bronson with a thief Arabella McGee (Kathleen Wilhoite). This storyline of pairing a cop with a convict was popular in Hollywood during the 1980s after the success of 48 Hrs. (1982). This high-concept was encapsulated in one of this film's movie poster tag-lines reading: "He's a cop, She's a thief, together they're running for their lives". During the 1980s, Midnight Run (1988) also utilized this high-concept but replaced the cop with a bounty hunter. The convict-cop pairing was also earlier made famous in The Defiant Ones (1958). See more »

Goofs

When Jack and Arabella escape from the hotel, she steps onto the fire ladder first. However it is Jack that steps off the ladder prior to her. See more »

Quotes

Jack Murphy: The only law I know is Jack Murphy's Law. That's very simple. Don't fuck with Jack Murphy. You remember that.
Arabella McGee: [Arabella is handcuffed to Jack] You snot-licking donkey fart.
Jack Murphy: ...
Arabella McGee: What'ya do... rape a nun?
Jack Murphy: ...
Arabella McGee: Kiss my panty hose, sperm bank.
Jack Murphy: ...
Arabella McGee: Why don't you watch your asshole, asshole.
Jack Murphy: ...
Arabella McGee: Hey, pubic hair, I'm talking to you!
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References Airwolf (1984) See more »

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Murphy's Law
Written and Performed by Paul McCallum, Kathleen Wilhoite and John Bisharat
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Great insults!
14 February 2005 | by (Lecture Hall in RLM) – See all my reviews

Our group watched this on valentine's day and I can tell you that it was a wonderful idea. We ended up writing down as many of those excellent 80's insults as possible, and our list ended up filling an entire page. You just don't see movies anymore where a major character says things like "I must have boogers for brains," or "eat it toe jam," let alone calls Bronson a "Snot Licking Donkey Fart" or a "Camel Crotch." We agonized over the seething sexual subtext throughout the film, wondering "would they or wouldn't they?" For maximum fun, appoint someone to yell "BRONSONED!!!!" whenever a heaping helping of snarling .44 Magnum super-justice appears imminent.


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