F/X 2

F/X 2

Director: Richard Franklin

Cast: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin

     
 

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In F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion, Bryan Brown returns as movie special-effects designer Rollie Tyler. Having barely escaped with his life after being duped and exploited by the villains in the first F/X, he isn't too eager to channel his talents into police work again. He'd much rather design harmless playthings for the kiddies. Still, detective MikeSee more details below

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In F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion, Bryan Brown returns as movie special-effects designer Rollie Tyler. Having barely escaped with his life after being duped and exploited by the villains in the first F/X, he isn't too eager to channel his talents into police work again. He'd much rather design harmless playthings for the kiddies. Still, detective Mike Brandon (Tom Mason) manages to convince Rollie to help the cops trap a dangerous voyeur. When Brandon is killed, Rollie suspects there's more to the story than meets the eye. With the aid of his old buddy Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy, likewise a veteran of the first F/X), Rollie uncovers a vast conspiracy involving both the police and organized crime. Of course, this compels Rollie to come up with a series of dazzling live-action special effects to confound the bad guys.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The professional skills of special-effects wizard Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) are employed once again by law-enforcement officials in this ingenious sequel to 1986's sleeper hit F/X. What should be a relatively simple assignment becomes diabolically complicated when corrupt cops mastermind a murder and frame Rollie for the killing as part of an elaborate coverup. On the run again, Rollie turns for help to the one cop he can trust, Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy, reprising his characterization from F/X). F/X 2 doesn't have the original's crackling pace, but if anything it outstrips the first film with regard to gadgetry; Rollie uses practically every trick in his repertoire to create illusions that will help him evade police until he and Leo can clear his name. Director Richard Franklin emphasizes the Rollie-Leo relationship, wisely exploiting the obvious chemistry between Brown and Dennehy. Their interaction makes F/X 2 appealingly human, even as the film dazzles moviegoers with its Hollywood-style magic.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2000
UPC:
0027616815330
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

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Performance Credits
Bryan Brown Rollie Tyler
Brian Dennehy Leo McCarthy
Rachel Ticotin Kim Brandon
Joanna Gleason Liz Kennedy
Philip Bosco Ray Silak
Kevin J. O'Connor Matt Neely
Dominic Zamprogna Chris Brandon
Josie de Guzman Velez
John Walsh Rado
Karl Bauman Bluey
Jeri Craden Aunt Kate
Phil Jarrett 1st IAD Cop
Gail Levin Actor
Cynthia Quinn Bluey
Karie Stone Beth
Tom Mason Mike Brandon
Peter Boretski Becker
Lisa Fallon Kylie
Lee Broker DeMarco
Philip Akin Detective McQuay
Tony de Santis Detective Santoni
Ross Petty Consigliere
Richard Sali I.A.D. Cop #2
James Stacy Cyborg
Neil Elliot Movie F/X Man
Leland Crooke Movie Director
Biff Yeager Police Sergeant
Foster Fell Policeman
Jenifer Chatfield Movie Scriptgirl
Kurt Reis Judge
Charles Ivey Defendant
Caroline Yeager Desk Sergeant
Arlene Duncan Hooker
Robert Kennedy Computer Store Clerk
Dwayne McLean Mall Guard
Gerry Quigley Supermarket Manager
Harvey Chao Chinese Vendor
Harry Booker Prison Priest
Bob Clout Confessional Priest
Jack Newman Art Expert
Walker Boone Mansion Guard #1
Michael Rhoades Mansion Guard #2
Gene Mack Mansion Guard #3
Shane Cardwell Mobster #1
Matt Birman Mobster #3
Tony Katsaras Policeman
Dennis Scott Cop #1
Jack Orend Wino
Michael Woods Mobster #2
Damir Andre Defense Attorney
Dee McCaffrey Chambliss

Technical Credits
Richard Franklin Director
Eric Allard Special Effects
Ed Anders Stunts
Bryan Brown Producer
Bill Condon Screenwriter
Dodi Fayed Producer
Gregory Keen Art Director
Victor J. Kemper Cinematographer
Gail Levin Casting
Lauren Lloyd Casting
Andrew London Editor
Linda Matheson Costumes/Costume Designer
Lee R. Mayes Executive Producer
John J. Moore Production Designer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Gordon Sim Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Jack H. Wiener Producer

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