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Murphy's Law ()


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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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Jack Murphy
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Arabella McGee
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Joan Freeman
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Art Penney
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Frank Vincenzo
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Jan
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Ben Wilcove
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Ed Reineke
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Lieutenant Nachman
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Dr. Lovell
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Cameron
Jerome Thor ...
Judge Kellerman
Mischa Hausserman ...
Dave Manzarek
Cal Haynes ...
Reese
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Santana
Joseph Roman ...
Carl (as Joseph Spallina Roman)
Chris DeRose ...
Tony Vincenzo (as Chris De Rose)
Frank Annese ...
Kelly
Paul McCallum ...
Hog
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Sonny
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Max
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Jack
Lisa Vice ...
Blonde
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Mrs. Vincenzo
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Booking Sergeant
Jerry Lazarus ...
Lawyer
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Hotel Clerk
John Hawker ...
Hotel Guest
Bert Williams ...
Police Captain
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Lead Cop (as Daniel Halleck)
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Mechanic
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Young Cop
Don Brodie ...
Old Man (as Don L. Brodie)
Graham Timbes ...
Detective
David K. Johnston ...
Guard #1
Paul McCauley ...
Bailiff
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Maitre D'
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Man with Glasses
John F. McCarthy ...
Patrol Cop
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Stewardess
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Security Guard
Charles A. Nero ...
Liquor Clerk
Wheeler Henderson ...
Woman in Bathroom
Frank Bove ...
Guard #2
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Ambulance Attendant (as Chris Stanley)
Linda Harwood ...
Waitress
Nancie Clark ...
Restaurant Patron
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Bar Patron
Michael Cooper ...
LAX Policeman (uncredited)
Shawn McBurney ...
Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by

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J. Lee Thompson

Written by

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Gail Morgan Hickman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Yoram Globus ... executive producer
Menahem Golan ... executive producer
Gail Morgan Hickman ... associate producer
Jill Ireland ... co-producer
Pancho Kohner ... producer

Music by

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Marc Donahue
Valentine McCallum

Cinematography by

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Álex Phillips Jr. ... director of photography (as Alex Phillips)

Film Editing by

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Peter Lee-Thompson ... (as Peter Lee Thompson)
Charles Simmons

Editorial Department

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Johanna Lyle Bennett ... assistant film editor (as Johanna L. Bennett)
Anne Couk ... assistant film editor
Michael J. Duthie ... additional editor
Mary E. Jochem ... assistant film editor
Karen D. Joseph ... assistant film editor (as Karen Joseph)
Daniel Loewenthal ... additional editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen ... post-production coordinator
Angelo Russo ... color timer
Scott Stevenson ... assistant film editor
Anne-Marie Vitello ... negative cutter
Ron Vitello ... negative cutter
Craig Weintraub ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Perry Bullington
Robert MacDonald

Production Design by

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William Cruse

Set Decoration by

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Whitney Brooke Wheeler ... (as W. Brooke Wheeler)

Costume Design by

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Shelley Komarov

Makeup Department

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Lilly Benyair-Gart ... hair supervisor (as Lily Benyair) / makeup supervisor (as Lily Benyair)
Melonie Cleric ... assistant hairdresser (as Melonie Nadinia Cleric)
Dee Mansano ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jeffrey Silver ... executive in charge of production
Michael R. Sloan ... post-production supervisor
George Van Noy ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Steve Lazarus ... first assistant director
Robert C. Ortwin Jr. ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Edwin M. Brewer ... property master (as Edwin Brewer)
Joshua Culp ... assistant art director (as Joshua S. Culp)
Jim Elyea ... set dresser (as James Elyea)
Mark Heiner ... assistant property master
John S. Karas ... construction coordinator (as John Karras)
Aimee D. Orkin ... scenic artist
Rodger M. Pitts ... set dresser
Lynn Risdon ... art department coordinator
Catherine Schlesinger ... art department coordinator
Walter Shipley ... set dresser (as Walt Shipley)
Rene Veluzat ... construction coordinator
David Halver ... art department assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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George Berndt ... supervising dialogue editor
Jim Borgardt ... dialogue editor (as James A. Borgardt)
Mike Clark ... boom operator
Christine Danelski ... assistant sound effects editor
Elliot Deitch ... sound effects editor
John Duvall ... foley editor
Craig Felburg ... production sound mixer
Dennis Fuller ... cable man
Jessica Gallavan ... assistant dialogue editor
Sandy Gendler ... supervising sound effects editor
Howell Gibbens ... assistant sound effects editor
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Victor Grodecki ... dialogue editor
Julie Hall ... sound effects editor
Richard King ... sound effects editor
David Lebrun ... foley editor (as David LeBrun)
Darwin Jay Lollar ... boom operator
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer (as Dick Portman)
Barry Rubinow ... foley editor
Ruth Schell ... dialogue editor
Ralph Stuart ... assistant sound effects editor
Lee Dragu ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Bisson ... special effects
Michael Clifford ... special effects (as Michael A. Clifford)

Stunts

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David Bilson ... stunt player
May Boss ... stunt player
Hal Burton ... stunt player
Kerrie Cullen ... stunt player
Christopher Doyle ... stunt player
Beau Vanden Ecker ... associate stunt coordinator (as Beau Van Den Ecker)
Tom Elliott ... stunt player (as Tom Elliot)
Eurlyne Epper ... stunt player
Jeannie Epper ... stunt player
Debbie Evans ... stunt player
Buck McDancer ... stunt player
George Novak ... stunt player
Alan Oliney ... stunt player
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Karen Price ... stunt player
Carol Rees ... stunt player
Debby Lynn Ross ... stunt player
John Sherrod ... stunt player
Bob Stephens ... stunt player (as Bob Norm Stephens)
Joe Stone ... stunt player
Harry Wowchuk ... stunt player
David Zellitti ... stunt player
Kenny Bates ... stunts (uncredited)
Ernie F. Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Jacob Rupp ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Josh Bleibtreu ... second assistant camera
Anthony Caldwell ... best boy grip
Andrew Cooper ... still photographer
Caleb Edwards ... best boy grip
Jack English ... gaffer (as John P. English)
Joan Geguld ... grip (as Joan Geduld)
Ed Giovanni ... first assistant camera
Kevin Kuhn ... second assistant camera (as Kevin Kühn)
John Maninger ... electrician (as John H. Maninger)
Tony Mazzucchi ... grip (as Anthony T. Mazzucchi)
Hugh McCallum ... electrician
John Roy Morgan ... key grip (as John Morgan)
Dino Parks ... electrician
Charles W. Smith ... electrician
Pat Swovelin ... second assistant camera
Jesse Tango ... grip (as Jess Tango Jr.)
Newton TerMeer ... best boy electrician (as Newton Termeer)
Eric Ward ... electrician (as Eric A. Ward)
Jamie Young ... grip
George M. Chappell ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Dennis Hansen ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Heidi Freundlich Gilles ... assistant costume designer
Beverly Val-Brown ... second assistant wardrobe (as Beverly Brown)
Marion Kirk ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Larry Pearson ... location manager

Music Department

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John Bisharat ... composer: closing title theme
Bill Black ... assistant music editor
Marc Donahue ... music performer
Paula Erickson ... music supervisor
Valentine McCallum ... music performer
Barbara Pokras ... music editor

Transportation Department

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George K. Burnette ... driver
John Conte ... driver
Ross Ellis ... driver
Edward Flotard ... transportation captain
Allan Herendeen ... driver
Jimmy Jones ... transportation coordinator
Joe 'Stinky' Killian ... driver (as Joseph Killian)
George R. Matejka ... driver (as George Metejka)
Tim C. McHenry ... driver (as Tim McHenry)
George Panivics ... driver: chef (as George Panevics)
Joel Renfro ... transportation coordinator (as Joel A. Renfro)
Jim Rogers ... driver
Charlie Rothstein ... driver (as Charles Rothstein)
Daniel Rothstein ... driver
Danny L. Swanson ... driver (as Danny Swanson)
Chip H. White ... driver
John Yarbrough ... driver (as John David Yarbrough)
Bruce Scott ... driver: cast (uncredited)

Other crew

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Wenden K. Baldwin ... title designer
Caroline Baron ... assistant production executive
Karin Cooper ... script supervisor
Alan Gershenfeld ... production coordinator
Amy Grandrath ... production assistant
Mischa Hausserman ... aerial coordinator
Gretchen Iverson ... production assistant (as Gretchen Iversen)
Leonor Johnson ... cook's helper
Leslie 'Tinker' Linville ... accounting assistant (as Leslie Linville)
Michael Madl ... security guard
Shelley Mills ... production assistant
Patricia G. Payró ... assistant to producer
Kevin B. Piatt ... craft service / first aid
Robert Saurman ... police coordinator
Kyle Seidenbaum ... title designer
Jonathan Wolf ... production accountant (as Jonathan D. Wolf)
Erez Yaoz ... production assistant
Enrico Mastracchi Manes ... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrea Muller ... choreographer (uncredited)
Joe Straw ... production accountant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines He's a cop, She's a thief, together they're running for their lives See more »
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Also Known As
  • La loi de Murphy (France)
  • La ley de Murphy (Spain)
  • A Lei de Murphy (Portugal)
  • La loi de Murphy (Canada, French title)
  • O Vingador (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,388,907, 20 Apr 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's finale takes place in the historic Bradbury Building in Los Angeles. Many movies have shot in the Bradbury, with the most famous being Blade Runner (1982). One of the rules that the production crew had to follow when working in the Bradbury was that no food or drink was permitted on set. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Bob Uecker/Kathleen Wilhoite/Zippy the Chimp (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Murphy's Law 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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