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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Brandon
Liz Kennedy
Ray Silak
Matt Neely
Tom Mason ...
Mike Brandon
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Peter Boretski ...
Lisa Fallon ...
Lee Broker ...
Philip Akin ...
Det. McQuay
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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!


Action | Thriller


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Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

FX2  »

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$16,400,000 (estimated)


$21,082,165 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the film was released, it came under fire in the media from effects artists who claimed it was giving away trade secrets. See more »


(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 »


Matt Neely: 10?
Leo McCarthy: Oh Jesus here we go, what did he tell you kid 5? Hunh? 2 and a half apiece or was your end just supposed to be your parole and car fare?
Matt Neely: You son of a bitch Silak.
Lt. Ray Silak, NYPD: Hold it, you were gonna get a full cut.
Matt Neely: Of what?
Lt. Ray Silak, NYPD: The 10 million.
Matt Neely: Bullshit. I was the one who got Becker to talk. If it wasn't for me, you and that bitch would be nowhere.
Leo McCarthy: You're absolutely right, you deserve an equal share or maybe 60/40. After all, you were the one who had to go back inside.
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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 »


Follows F/X (1986) See more »

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Rollie's at it again
19 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Special effects genius Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is lured back into the world of creating illusion in "F/X2" also starring Brian Dennehy and Rachel Ticotin. It's five years since Rollie quit the film business; now he's a toy-maker with a new girlfriend, Kim (Ticotin). When Kim's ex-husband, Mike (Tom Mason), a police officer, asks for Rollie's help in catching a killer, he reluctantly agrees. Through no fault of Rollie's, Mike ends up dead and Rollie has the proof that Mike was set up. This puts Rollie in danger - deja vu. He makes a desperate call to Leo, and the two team up again.

This time around, the plot is a somewhat far-fetched, the emphasis being more on action. There are some very exciting scenes as well as some ingenious toys, including a toy clown that figures prominently in the plot. Brown and Dennehy have incredible chemistry. They're a joy to watch. My old classmate, Josie DeGuzman (here spelled Josie) is back as Leo's secret weapon in the department. Being predominantly a theater actress, her performance is somewhat stagy but she's no less likable. Joanna Gleason plays an assistant DA.

Clever effects, the great re-teaming of Brown and Dennehy, and very entertaining.

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