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
Jossie DeGuzman ...
Peter Boretski ...
Lisa Fallon ...
Lee Broker ...
Philip Akin ...
Det. McQuay
Tony De Santis ...
Det. Santoni (as Tony de Santis)


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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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?


(at around 60 mins) When Rollie calls young Chris on the phone, the movie Chris is watching on television is the finished film Rollie was shooting the effects for at the start of the original F/X (1986). See more »


When the medallions are put into the collection basket at the end of the movie they "clink". Gold does not resonate so, if they made a sound at all, it would be a dull "clunk". 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 »


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a surprisingly-good sequel
19 March 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

F/X 2 turned out to be a better sequel that I was expecting, as a result of what I had heard people say about it over the years. I was glad to see Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy share more scenes together this time around (they only had one in the first film), and I was also surprised that the story was pretty good, in the same league as the first. Sure, some parts were predictable (nearly every film has got some predictability to it), but for the most part, it was nicely-paced with some good suspense and mystery. I was hoping for a better usage of special effects by the characters (after all, the series is called F/X), but Brown pretty much just MacGyvers his way through the film, especially in the supermarket sequence, one of the film's standout scenes. My personal favorite was the scene in Brown's apartment, where he uses an animatronic remote-controlled clown to handle an assassin (who, like Cliff DeYoung in the first film, mysteriously vanishes from the movie without a trace), and the battle at the mansion at the end of the film is pretty exciting, with Brown making use of a bunch of effects equipment to stop the bad guys. All-in-all, a pretty decent sequel that has me torn between which of the two films I like more. I really can't decide. I know it's been eleven years, and since this one apparently didn't perform as well at the box office as the first one did, I doubt we'll ever see an F/X 3, but I wouldn't mind seeing it.

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