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F/X (1986) Movie Information

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Action, Crime





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Robert Mandel


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





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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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Snoogans 06/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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.

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Ikkinbot 07/15/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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

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serioussir 12/30/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Made before there were really great special effects, this movie offered some exciting stuff for it's time. It's still a pretty good little thriller. There is some really bad acting done by the chick who plays Bryan Brown's assistant -- maybe she's the producer's daughter. But Dennehy, Brown and Orbach are all good.

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