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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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They set him up. He takes them down. 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

The meaning and relevance of this movie's Murphy's Law (1986) title is that it is a play on words of the central character's name Jack Murphy (Charles Bronson) with the popular expression of the same name that in simple terms states anything that can go wrong will go wrong, a maxim that can be considered to apply to the Jack Murphy character in this movie. The character even has a variation of Murphy's Law in the movie and that's Jack Murphy's Law which his character says is: "Don't f*** with Jack Murphy!". 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." It's very simple. Don't *fuck* with Jack Murphy. You remember that.
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Connections

References Romper Room and Friends (1953) See more »

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Murphy's Law
Written and Performed by Paul McCallum, Kathleen Wilhoite and John Bisharat
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This film is fantastic...

This film is great and great action sequences by Bronson. This movie as it all, it really kicks the ass of the puffy action stars today. The onny greats about now is Arnold and Sly... But back in the 70's the action stars was Bronson and Clint, which Sly and Arnold are the same as them...

I got a email of Kathleen (Maquee) last week and she said it was great working with Bronson. And he's a sweet guy, and not mean. But if you get on his bad side you'll probably end up getting fired. But she said he loved her.

She really a nice gal aswell, this film as it all, the theme score, the action and the star, "BRONSON"...


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