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A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double crosses him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents. Written by
When Rollie is ambushed in the back seat of a car, the vehicle crashes through a billboard that has posters for the 1985 Chuck Norris action movie "Code of Silence". Orion Pictures, who made "F/X" also made that film. See more »
When Tyler is setting up the booby-traps upstairs at the mansion, note that the brass item that has the 'noise maker' changes shapes. See more »
[Rollie is riding in a backseat and realizes he's sitting on a plastic sheet.]
Why all the plastic?
I didn't want to get any stains on the seat.
[points a gun at Rollie]
I'm sorry, Rollie. No loose ends.
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F/X was a neat idea for a film. The story revolves around a special effects man recruited by the government to fake a mobsters death. The effects man is played by BRYAN BROWN and he meets the task with the enthusiasm he would for his film work until things go sour and hee gets paired with a cop named ROLLIE played by BRAIN DENNEHY. F/X works well and the inside look at the effects business works well also. Neither pretentious or boring the film gives us a hero who doesn't use a gun and instead uses a bag of special effects to battle crime. I liked F/X. I found the film to be both attention holding and imaginative; with just enough grit to make the police subplot work. The premise of the film itself is original and one of a kind. I recommend this film to fans of adventure films or a person looking the video store shelves for something different.
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