Murphy's Law

New York: Cannon Films, 1985. Third Draft script for the 1986 film. With ten additional pages laid in regarding stunts and stuntmen, with holograph ink annotations. Holograph ink annotations throughout the script, all regarding stunts (see images).

A hardened LAPD detective (Bronson) is growing older and slipping into a life fueled by alcohol when he is framed by ex-convict Joan Freeman (Snodgress) as vengeance for putting her in jail years later. In jail he is handcuffed to Arabella McGee (Willhoite) a foul-mouthed petty criminal he put behind bars as well, with whom he escapes prison and sets off to prove Freeman is the true killer. After a twisted story with bad cops with mob connections and a criminal who is more a friend than imagined, the film ends with a showdown in which McGee's life hangs in the balance.

Set in Los Angeles, and shot on location there.

Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated September 25, 1985, noted as Third Draft, with credits for screenwriter Gail Morgan Hickman. 117 leaves, with last page of text numbered 113. Xerographically duplicated. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound internally with three gold brads.

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