F/X Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6600

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 55

Theatrical Release Date: 02/07/1986

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Robert Mandel

Actors: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young, Mason Adams, Jerry Orbach

Plot: The Justice Department enlists special-effects wizard Rollie Tyler for the most elaborate assignment of his lifetime -- to fake the murder of a high-profile mobster who's about to enter the witness protection program. But Tyler's hoax turns frighteningly real when he realizes he's been set up for murder. Meanwhile, a New York detective investigating the crime finds the FBI to be less than helpful.

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Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 01/03/2019

Twisty thriller about a special effects man framed for murder and now has to clear his name. Bryan Brown plays a different kind of action hero that uses trickery and cunning instead of his fists or weapons. Usually. Brian Dennehy is on hand as a wily detective turned ally. Cannot say that the villains or the evil scheme is that interesting. But watching Rollie Tyler (Brown) set these elaborate traps is fun to watch.

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 06/30/2012

One character in the earliest scene mentions something about movies today (1980's at the time) being all about the f/x. The same can be said of this movie. Here we have a standard crime movie, with enough murder and head scratching twists to spare. Though, with the story being about an actual movie f/x artist, the f/x themselves are great and make it worth the watch.

Rating of
2/4

Ikkinbot - wrote on 07/16/2010

I found this movie very dated, which made it difficult to get involved in the movie.

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