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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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Action | Thriller

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$16,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,082,165 (USA)
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(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 »

Goofs

(at around 1h 10 mins) In the supermarket the hit man is smothered with clear plastic, completely covering his face and mouth, yet on the sound track you can hear him gasping, this is impossible. See more »

Quotes

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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Guilty Pleasure
30 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Everyone has one or two films which they know in their heart of hearts isn't a great film, maybe not even an average one but for whatever reason it crawls inside your head and wont let go. You just can't help but love it and this is one of mine. The acting is OK, the story idea is kind of cool if a little un-believable, the bad guys are inept (why doesn't anyone just shoot the guy!) but none of it matters I love this film.

Bryan Brown is excellent as the FX Man on the run and Brian Denehhey is up to his usual standards as good backup. It's a fun run from start to finish if you sit back and let it go this is a great way to pass 95mins. The FX tricks employed are clever and gosh darn it there's a happy ending maybe i'm just sentimental!! I hope more people see this film I highly recommend it, now i'm off to write a review of my other guilty pleasure the Secret of My Success.....

8/10


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