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F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 10 May 1991 (USA)
F/X man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy maker. Mike Brandon (Tom Mason), the ex-husband of Rolly's girlfriend Kim(Rachel Ticotin), is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. ... 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
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Mike Brandon
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Jossie DeGuzman ...
Velez
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Rado
Peter Boretski ...
Becker
Lisa Fallon ...
Kylie
Larry Perkins ...
DeMarco (as Lee Broker)
Philip Akin ...
Det. McQuay
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Det. Santoni (as Tony de Santis)
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F/X man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy maker. Mike Brandon (Tom Mason), the ex-husband of Rolly's girlfriend Kim(Rachel Ticotin), 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, Ray Silak (Philip Bosco) says it was the killer who killed Mike but Rollie knows it wasn't. Silak is involved with Mike's death, so he calls on Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy), 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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Action | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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10 May 1991 (USA)  »

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$16,400,000 (estimated)

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$21,082,165 (USA)
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Director Richard Franklin was no stranger to directing sequels to popular films; in 1983, he helmed Psycho 2, the well-received follow up to Alfred Hitchcock's legendary thriller. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Rollie is telling Mike about his hidden camera, while he's talking he's reflected in a mirror and his mouth clearly isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

Leo McCarthy: The words "double cross" definitely come to my mind.
Lt. Ray Silak, NYPD: The word "dead man" comes to my mind.
Leo McCarthy: That's two words.
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Crazy Credits

Shot of helicopter flying and exclamations of non-pilot crook trying to keep it in the air. See more »

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Follows F/X (1986) See more »

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inferior sequel
19 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is no longer in the movies. He's now a toymaker with a girlfriend named Kim Brandon (Rachel Ticotin). Her ex-husband NYPD detective Mike Brandon asks him to use his skills to help catch a killer. As the other cops go off to take down the suspect, a mysterious assassin kills Mike. Rollie records Lt. Ray Silak tampering with the murder weapon. The assassin tracks down Rollie and Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy) saves him in the nick of time.

The most memorable thing in this movie is Rollie's man-size mechanical clown with a control bodysuit. It's a double-edge sword. It's fun at first but Rollie looks sillier and sillier with the control suit. In fact, a lot of this movie is pretty silly. A lot of the traps are reminiscent of "Home Alone" with chemicals and bigger tech.

Along with all the gadgetry, one of the things that Rollie is known for is his avoidance of guns. He's a MacGyver in that way. However this can go too far. In one scene, he grabs the assassin's gun in the aquarium while he's being drowned. Then for some reason he leaves it behind for the assassin to pick up and shoot at him. It's annoying when smart characters do stupid things. This is simply inferior to the original. It's not as much fun. It is sillier and not as compelling. It's not terrible but it's not good.


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