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It's Murphy's Fault (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | June 1988 (USA)
A down-on-his-luck, struggling writer hits rock bottom just when he meets a sexy policewoman. But bad luck seems to follow him like a lost puppy and just when things start looking up, a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dollaghan ... David Wayne
Anne E. Curry ... Samantha Ellis (as Anne Curry)
Stack Pierce Stack Pierce ... Spider Jackson
Norman Anstey Norman Anstey ... Zalinsky
John Barrett John Barrett ... Trevor
Suanne Braun ... Cris
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Sharky (as Antonio Caprari)
Tyrone Deche Tyrone Deche ... Rodney
Peter J. Elliott Peter J. Elliott ... Chief Brant
Ted Le Plat ... Lt. Brewster (as Ted Le Platt)
Clare Marshall Clare Marshall ... Mrs. Brant (as Claire Marshall)
Brad Morris Brad Morris ... Magpie
Graham Press Graham Press ... Chelse
Jason Roberts Jason Roberts ... Kevin
Christa Schamberger Christa Schamberger ... Murphy
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A down-on-his-luck, struggling writer hits rock bottom just when he meets a sexy policewoman. But bad luck seems to follow him like a lost puppy and just when things start looking up, a story sold, a new camper and a new love life, his adventure of misfortune begins again. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murphy's Fault See more »

Filming Locations:

Transvaal, South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Am I the only person who's seen this?
21 August 2011 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

In the more than twenty years the IMDb has existed, not one person has commented on this movie before me. Am I the only person who has seen this movie? I'm wondering if anyone will ever read my remarks on this movie. I am more certain, however, that if anyone else sees this movie, they will think it's as awful as I think it is. It's a low budget production, and while the movie never comes across as seriously cheap, there are some shoddy moments, like how much of the dialogue sounds like it was dubbed over in the editing room. As for the acting, the cast shows some signs of talent, but their efforts are ruined by the fact that almost every character in the movie is utterly obnoxious. (Only Stack Pierce's "Spider" character comes off unscathed.) But the biggest sin the movie makes is that although it's a comedy, there's nothing particularly amusing during the entire running time. It's just a bunch of tired and unimaginative gags. If you still want to track down the movie despite what I've said, a word of warning: Though the on screen title is "It's Murphy's Fault", the title on the VHS box simply titles the movie "Murphy's Fault".


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