Created by Robert
T. Megginson & Gregory Fleeman
In F/X2, the obligatory
-- but quite effective -- sequel to the 1986 surprise hit F/X,
effects wiz man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now out of the movie
biz, and seriously into what he refers to as "toys."
But he gets roped in to helping the cop ex-husband of his girlfriend
set up an elaborate sting to nail a killer. When it all goes terribly
awry, with both the cop and the suspect murdered, Rollie turns
to LEO McCARTHY (Brian Dehenny), the cop from the last
movie, who's now sporting private tin, for help.
For a sequel, it's surprisingly engaging, with Dennehy (who
was born to play a P.I.) and Brown (who actually did play one
in the excellent The Empty Beach)
in fine form, with more twists and turns than a plate of spaghetti,
and some fine over-the-top malarkey about the Mob out to swipe
some gold medallions from the Vatican , an apparently indestructible
hitman, an explosive supermarket and Rollie's latest toy, The
Fighting, Animitronic Klown.
A goofy, giddy P.I. flick, good dumb fun, nowhere near as bad
as it could have been, though it really, really trries.
- "It's not every film... that includes both booby-trapped
baked beans and a robotic clown piloting a helicopter."
- F/X2: The DEADLY ART
OF ILLUSION. Buy
this video . Buy
Tagline: Outgunned by the
mob, outmanned by the cops..... their effects had better be special!
Based on characters created
by Robert T. Megginson & Gregory Fleeman
Screenplay by Bill Condon
Directed by Richard Franklin
Produced by Dodi Fayed, Jack
Executive producers: Bryan
Brown, Lee R. Mayes ....
Starring Bryan Brown as Rollie
and Brian Dennehy as LEO McCARTHY
Also starring Rachel Ticotin,
Joanna Gleason, Philip Bosco, Kevin J. O'Connor, Tom Mason, Dominic
Zamprogna, Jossie DeGuzman, John Walsh, Peter Boretski, Lisa
Fallon, Lee Broker, Philip Akin, Tony De Santis, Ross Petty
Respectfully submitted by Kevin
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