Murphy's Fault (1988)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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David Wayne (Patrick Dollaghan) is a night watchman who years to be an author in this comedy which derives its title from Murphy's Law - - "whatever can go wrong, will." David loses two jobs in quick succession, then gets the good news that he's sold a story. Good quickly turns to bad when he uses his royalty to purchase a van, which is stolen in less than an hour. Despite adversity, David soldiers on in this episodic British comedy, even finding a bit of romance with a lady cop. One of the film's comic highlights involves David's scheme to revenge the coke addict boyfriend of his little sister but substituting a granular epoxy glue for the drug.

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security-guard, writer, van