Who knows the phone Murtaugh uses in LW1?

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  1. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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    I have been sitting online here for a while now going through a lot to try to crack this. I thought it could be a Mobira brand but any picture I see does not have a handset that looks the same with the buttons up the side of the phone beside the screen. HELP!
     
  2. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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    $20 to the person who can help me crack this.
     
  3. jodocast

    jodocast Active Member

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    got any pics for us ?
     
  4. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Was it the Radio Shack version ?
     
  5. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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  6. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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    I have looked at google image after google image looking for a variation of mobira that matches and have surfed the web without luck. That handset is the problem.
     
  7. tamplain

    tamplain Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the good old days when you could beat someone to death with your cell phone.
     
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  8. IFA

    IFA Sr Member

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    Motorola...maybe ???
     
  9. Contec

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    is this movie out on blu-ray? maybe someone can take a better screen cap.
     
  10. Sidewinder

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  11. Bruce Wayne

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  12. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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    The handset could have been custom but somehow I doubt it. I've not seen that reciever on any other phones and if mobira was being advertised in the film "which was possibly the first cell phone in film" then they wouldn't need to use a fake reciever.
     
  13. Sidewinder

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    Could it have been some sort of pre-production mockup that never made it or was changed for actual production?

    SAS
     
  14. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It could be a police/military variation that isn't in consumer media.
     
  15. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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    So where do I go from here then? Email Nokia? Thoughts?
     
  16. Sidewinder

    Sidewinder Sr Member

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    Can't hurt to try. Have you positively ID'd the main body of the phone?

    SAS
     
  17. Fluxcapacitor

    Fluxcapacitor Well-Known Member

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    The main body def appears to be mobira. I have seen other styles use that same base. However, the mobira logo usually is running diagonally in the upper left corner I think. This makes me think more that it could have been a pre-production model for product placement. Otherwise there would have been no need for that Mobira logo on the phone.
     
  18. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Necroposting if this mystery was ever cracked?
     
  19. Tom

    Tom Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, I cracked it. Ironically, Fluxcapacitor is a good friend of mine. I'll let you know when I can. Of course, if Flux sees this post, I'll expect a text, lol.
     
  20. CessnaDriver

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    Thanks. The handset looks factory , I'll guess that.

    I'm pretty sure there is no way to get one working again with present systems.
    Guessing it was AMPS of some kind and that is no longer supported in USA. So
    I can't find out if anyone I know is crazy or the stock market crashed
    if I stop on a bridge overpass.
    Sadness. At least it should power up I would think.
     
  21. Tom

    Tom Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can get it to work, but only by replacing the guts. Some of us did that with the stock BMW 850ci analog phones. When analog was phased out, you had to convert them to digital if you still wanted use that particular phone, which is cool, and already integrated into the car's audio system. Below is a pic of the 850ci phone (simply because I think factory-integrated phones are cool and deserve a shout out, lol). The Lethal Weapon phone should be easier, actually. I'm no electronics whiz, but it seems like you can basically just put another phone inside the suitcase and simply mod the handset and make it work. My apologies in advance if that's a super-ignorant comment, lol.

    Actually, modding a Lethal Weapon phone, hiding the guts and mounting the handset somewhere on your dash and using it as a phone would be cool as ****.


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