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F/X2 (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  10 May 1991 (USA)
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F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills ... See full summary »

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Kim Brandon
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Liz Kennedy
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Ray Silak
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Matt Neely
Tom Mason ...
Mike Brandon
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Jossie DeGuzman ...
Velez
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Rado
Peter Boretski ...
Becker
Lisa Fallon ...
Kylie
Lee Broker ...
DeMarco
Philip Akin ...
Det. McQuay
Tony De Santis ...
Det. Santoni (as Tony de Santis)
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F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was the killer who killed Mike but Rollie knows it wasn't. Obviously, Silak is involved with Mike's death, so he calls on Leo McCarthy, the cop from the last movie, who is now a P.I., for help and they discover it's not just Silak they have to worry about. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Outgunned by the mob, outmanned by the cops..... their effects had _better_ be special!

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F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion  »

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$16,400,000 (estimated)

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$21,082,165 (USA)
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Produced by Dodi Fayed, who died in the same car accident of Princess Diana of Wales. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) In the church confessional scene, the background audio has the priest reading from the Gospel according to Luke Chapter 23 Verse 24 ("Father forgive them for they know not what they do"). If this is St. Patrick's Cathedral, a Catholic church, this section of Luke would be read out loud only during Palm Sunday Mass (or at Mass during Holy Week) in observance of the Passion of Christ, (the verse is from the part of the Gospel describing the Crucifixion). With such an important reading going on, there would be no priests available to hear confession at that time, they'd all be celebrating the Mass. See more »

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Leo McCarthy: Rollie, tell me those aren't the real medallions.
Rollie Tyler: Yeah, I swithced 'em.
Leo McCarthy: Rollie you dumb bastard, the mob wasn't stealing them, they were returning them, to the Vatican.
Rollie Tyler: Nobody told me.
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To do a satisfying follow-up to a film, you must start by understanding it
1 July 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is another of the countless sequels where it is evident that those who made it simply did not "get" what made the movie special. The tactical use of FX is still there, to an extent, but they try so hard to outdo the original, and it just winds up as a series of gags, most of them seeming like far more effort than they're worth, which is a backwards version of the minimalistic and incredibly effective use in #1. They're not that creative or entertaining this time around. Tyler now works as a toy-maker, although the only example of his craft that we see is a man-size sorta-robotic clown-doll, with the words "I will be extremely convenient" written all over it. He is yet again asked to help with his skills, and after initially declining, and... nothing else happening, he says "why not"(literally), since otherwise, there'd be no flick(and boy, that would be a shame). Dennehy returns, and is good as he always is, and frankly, his answering machine is probably the funniest bit in this entire thing. The humor is about decent. This has a bigger, complex plot. The cinematography and editing are average. Action is pretty nicely done. This does have suspense, however, the entire thing is nowhere near as engaging or thrilling. The director has only done one other thing that I'd even heard of at all, Psycho II, and that single fact sums it up so perfectly(though that one was considerably worse), I almost don't want to add anything to it. All I'll say is the following: They are both completely unnecessary 2nd entries in a series that never demanded such, and the true fans of either franchise ought to realize that they are ultimately not up to the quality level. I think it says a lot that I re-watched both this and the first after several years, and while I was recognizing almost everything about the latter as I saw it, I had nearly forgotten the content of this one. The DVD holds a theatrical trailer, potentially spoiler-filled. I recommend this only to those who want something like what they got before, and don't mind settling, trading down. 6/10


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