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Murphy's Law (1986)

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

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Action | Thriller

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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La ley de Murphy  »

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$9,947,631 (USA)
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Rock singer Joan Jett auditioned several times for the Kathleen Wilhoite role. Jett nearly got the part but was edged out due to her lack of acting experience. However, a friendship between Jett and Charles Bronson (and Bronson's wife, Jill Ireland) lasted until his death. 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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Murphy's Law
Written and Performed by Paul McCallum, Kathleen Wilhoite and John Bisharat
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Dont Mess with Jack Murphy
1 February 2004 | by (Providence, Rhode Island) – See all my reviews

I think that Charles Bronson's performance as an alcoholic washed up cop is great. This is a great cop movie that doesnt fit the mold of most police films made. It is entertaining, and though Arabella's mouth gets a little annoying the film holds your attention. The villain in this film is unique and as mean as they come. Check it out if you like Bronson!!


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