Murphy's Law (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||J. Lee Thompson|
|Produced by||Pancho Kohner|
|Written by||Gail Morgan Hickman|
Robert F. Lyons
|Music by||Marc Donahue
|Editing by||Peter Lee-Thompson
|Distributed by||Cannon Films|
|Release date(s)||April 18, 1986 (USA)|
|Running time||100 min.|
|Box office||$9,947,631 (USA)|
Murphy's Law is a thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay by Gail Morgan Hickman. It was released by Cannon Films to the United States on April 18, 1986. The film stars Charles Bronson and Kathleen Wilhoite in lead roles with a supporting cast that includes Carrie Snodgress, Robert F. Lyons, and Richard Romanus.
Jack Murphy (Bronson), a hardened, antisocial LAPD detective, frequently escapes the harsh reality that his ex-wife (Angel Tompkins) has become a stripper and his career is going nowhere by drinking. His world is turned upside down, however, when he is framed by ex-convict Joan Freeman (Carrie Snodgress) for putting her in prison earlier in his career.
Freeman murders the detective's ex-wife and begins killing off his associates while framing him for the crimes. The same police force he works for places him under arrest with Arabella McGee (Kathleen Wilhoite), a petty thief he locked away. Murphy escapes from jail while still handcuffed to McGee and they pursue the real killer.
- Charles Bronson as Murphy
- Kathleen Wilhoite as Arabella
- Carrie Snodgress as Joan Freeman
- Richard Romanus as Vincenzo
- Angel Tompkins as Jan
- Robert F. Lyons as Penney
- Janet MacLachlan as Dr. Lovell
- Lawrence Tierney as Cameron
Murphy's Law currently holds a three star rating (5.7/10) on IMDb.
External sources 
- Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p189