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Murphy's Law (1986)

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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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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La ley de Murphy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,388,907, 20 April 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,947,631
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madonna was considered to play Arabella McKee, Madonna wanted 1 million dollars to star in the film. 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

[after Murphy rescues her from being crushed at the bottom of an elevator shaft]
Arabella McGee: What took you so long, butt crust?
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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...
30 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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