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
(at around 10 mins) When Rollie offers Micky (Cliff De Young) coffee, he corrects his name to Lipton. Rollie smiles and says "Well, then I suppose you want tea". Lipton is a well known brand of tea. See more »
As Defranco dies, his neck tie lies to his left, touching his trousers. Col. Mason removes the key from cross/pendent, and drops it on Defranco's chest. It lands on the tie. When McCarthy enters the room to check on the body, Defranco's shirt is opened wider, the necklace is moved, and the necktie is splayed, one end touching the floor, the other across his chest. See more »
Nobody cares about making movies about people any more. All they care about is special effects.
I'm gonna cry.
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"F/X" beats most Hollywood action films. It stands out with a slick basic idea developed to a proper script that offers twists and surprises all the way to the end, but luckily not as much as "Mission: Impossible" did.
Bryan Brown is just the right man for the part of Rollie. He and Brian Dennehy make a great pair, although they don't appear together until the end of the film.
Refreshingly original and highly recommendable.
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