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Murphy's Law

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Murphy's Law
Murphys Law Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Release Date 1986
Studio Golan-Globus Productions
Distributor Cannon Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. Jack Murphy Charles Bronson
Joan Freeman Carrie Snodgress
Arabella McGee Kathleen Wilhoite
Frank Vincenzo Richard Romanus

Murphy's Law is a 1986 action movie directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Charles Bronson as LAPD detective Jack Murphy.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Murphy's Law:


Colt Trooper Mk III

A Colt Trooper Mk III revolver with 4" barrel is Det. Jack Murphy's (Charles Bronson) service weapon.

Colt Trooper Mk III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Murphy's revolver is seen in its holster.
Murphy fires at Tony Vincenzo (Chris DeRose).
Joan draws Murphy's revolver from the shoulder holster.
A close view at the barrel. Note the different shape of the front sight.

Ruger Security Six

Joan Freeman (Carrie Snodgress) carries her own Security Six but in one scene she uses Murphy's stolen revolver. Tony Vincenzo (Chris DeRose) carries a stainless steel Ruger Security Six with 4" barrel at the airport.

Ruger Security Six - .357 Magnum
Ruger Security Six with stainless steel finish and 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Joan aims her revolver at Cameron (Lawrence Tierney).
A closer view at Joan's revolver.
Tony Vincenzo hides his revolver inside a portable typewriter.
Tony holds a stewardess hostage.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Art Penney (Robert F. Lyons) carries the Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver, and Ben Wilcove (Bill Henderson) gives Murphy (Charles Bronson) a S&W Model 36 later on. Near the end of the film Det. Ed Reineke (James Luisi) carries an older flat latch S&W Model 36 revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Art Penney holds his revolver.
Ben Wilcove hands his revolver to Murphy.
Murphy fires the Model 36.
Reineke drops his revolver.
A grip of revolver is seen.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

During the escape from the LAPD building Murphy (Charles Bronson) takes a Smith & Wesson Model 10 from a police officer (later in this scene the revolver switches to Colt Trooper). S&W Model 10 revolvers are also seen in hands of various police officers and airport security guards. In one scene Arabella McGee (Kathleen Wilhoite) is armed with a S&W Model 10 that was taken from Max (Tony Montero), one of Frank Vincenzo's bodyguards.

Smith & Wesson Model of 1899 M&P (1899-1902) - .38 Special
Two security guards with S&W Model 10 revolvers are seen behind Murphy (Charles Bronson) and Art Penney (Robert F. Lyons).
Murphy holds a revolver during his escape.
Arabella draws a revolver from a pizza box.
Arabella aims her revolver.

Colt Trooper

During the escape from the LAPD building Murphy (Charles Bronson) is seen with a Smith & Wesson Model 10 that later switches to Colt Trooper. Later Murphy is again seen with a Colt Trooper that he takes from Jack (David Hayman), one of Frank Vincenzo's bodyguards.

Colt Trooper - .357 Magnum
Murphy aims his revolver at helicopter pilot.
Murphy holds Colt Trooper.
Murphy holds Colt Trooper at Frank Vincenzo's head.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Various police officers are seen with Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Police officers with S&W Model 19 revolvers and shotguns.


Heckler & Koch P9S

Reese (Cal Haynes), one of Frank Vincenzo's bodyguards, carries a Heckler & Koch P9S pistol during the shootout in the hotel.

Heckler & Koch P9S - 9x19mm
Reese with his pistol.
Another view at the pistol.

Heckler & Koch P7

Santana (Hans Howes), another one of Frank Vincenzo's bodyguards, carries a Heckler & Koch P7 during the shootout in the hotel and in the final scene.

Heckler & Koch P7 - 9x19mm
Santana with his P7.

Submachine Guns


In the final scene Frank Vincenzo (Richard Romanus) is armed with an Uzi.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm.
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Ithaca 37

Various police officers are seen with Ithaca 37 shotguns.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
Police officer at the foreground aims his Ithaca 37 shotgun.

High Standard Flite King

Sonny (Dennis Hayden), one of the three criminals on the drug farm, is armed with a High Standard Flite King shotgun. These shotguns are also seen in hands of police officers.

High Standard Flite King K-1200 Riot Standard Model - 12 gauge
Police officer at the background aims his High Standard Flite King shotgun.
Sonny holds his shotgun.
A close view at the muzzle and pump.

Remington Model 870

Kelly (Frank Annese), another one of the three criminals on the drug farm, is armed with a Remington Model 870 shotgun with sawn-off buttstock.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Kelly holds his shotgun.
A sawn-off stock can be seen.

Remington 870 Folding Stock

In the final scene Reese (Cal Haynes) is armed with a Remington 870 Folding Stock shotgun with extended magazine tube. Murphy (Charles Bronson) takes his gun and uses it himself.

Remington 870 Police Folder with extended magazine tube - stock extended - 12 Gauge
Reese holds his shotgun.
Murphy with captured shotgun.
Murphy in ambush with the shotgun.

Double Barreled Shotgun

Ben Wilcove (Bill Henderson) holds a Double Barreled Shotgun when Murphy (Charles Bronson) and Arabella McGee (Kathleen Wilhoite) enter his house. Later Joan Freeman (Carrie Snodgress) uses this gun.

Ben Wilcove aims his double barreled shotgun.
Joan holds Wilcove's shotgun.

Assault Rifles


The last one of the three criminals on the drug farm (supposedly this character is Hog (Paul McCallum) but not for sure) is armed with an original M16. It can be identified due to its 3-prong flash hider. Murphy (Charles Bronson) disarmes this criminal and uses M16 himself.

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
The criminal aims his M16 at Murphy and Arabella. 3-prong flash hider can be seen.
The criminal with his M16.
Murphy fires the captured M16.
A view at the receiver

Other Weapons

Barnett Commando Crossbow

In the final scene Joan Freeman (Carrie Snodgress) is armed with a Barnett Commando crossbow with a sniper scope. It can be identified due to the typical shape of skeletone stock.

Barnett Commando Crossbow
Joan's crossbow.
Joan aims her weapon.

Ben Wilcove's gun collection

Several old guns are seen in Ben Wilcove's (Bill Henderson) house.

Sharps carbine, two muskers and blunderbuss are seen on the wall.
In another scene the gun between Sharps and blunderbuss switches from musket to double barreled shotgun.
A closer view at three remaining guns.
Several more guns are seen near the door.

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