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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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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 stole everything he had. Now its time to pay. [DVD] See more »


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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$9,947,631 (USA)
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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

Arabella McGee: You're welcome, dildo-nose.
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References Airwolf (1984) See more »

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It's Got to Get Better
Written by Jim Cushinery & Valentine McCallum (as Val McCallum)
Courtesy of The Wigs
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Don't 'mess' with Jack Murphy!
18 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this Charles Bronson/J. Lee Thompson film combo to be not so bad after all. Bronson plays tough as nails detective/cop Jack Murphy who lost his wife and now has a big drinking problem. Along the way through his travels he runs into a very mouthy young lady who eventually becomes friendly with him. The action is all there along with some rare Bronson dark-humor as well. It seems as though somebody is getting revenge on Bronson and his cronies for an unfortunate incident that had happened years prior. Very well done movie, I thought at times it was a little cheesy (I keep forgetting that this flick was from 1986). Not bad at all. Definitely a rating or two (or three) higher than Director Thompson and Bronsons next film combo 'Death Wish 4 : The Crackdown'. It is worth a viewing. 7 out of 10 stars will definitely do.


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