Overall Rank: 6577
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 54
Theatrical Release Date: 02/07/1986
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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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.
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.
Ikkinbot - wrote on 07/15/2010
I found this movie very dated, which made it difficult to get involved in the movie.
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