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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rollie Tyler
... Leo McCarthy
... Kim Brandon
... Liz Kennedy
... Ray Silak
... Matt Neely
... Mike Brandon
... Chris Brandon
Jossie DeGuzman ... Velez
... Rado
... Becker
Lisa Fallon ... Kylie
Larry Perkins ... DeMarco (as Lee Broker)
Philip Akin ... Det. McQuay
... Det. Santoni (as Tony de Santis)


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!


Action | Thriller


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10 May 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

FX2  »

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Box Office


$16,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,455,058, 12 May 1991, Wide Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first movie had a character named Col. Mason (Mason Adams). This film has an actor named Tom Mason. See more »


The medallions are placed in individual pockets of the velvet purse and thus protected against touching yet, when the purse is handled, they make a distinct metal-to-metal clinking sound. See more »


Leo McCarthy: [after leaving Silak at the controls of a helicopter] Look at Silak go! I hear it's a bitch to learn how to fly those things!
Rollie Tyler: [laughing] He's doin' alright... for a clown!
Leo McCarthy: We got a real problem here, Rollie! You know how long it's gonna take us to dry $10,000,000?
Rollie Tyler: [holding up a bag of the medallions] These are already dry.
Leo McCarthy: Please tell me those aren't the real medallions.
Rollie Tyler: [triumphant] They are! I switched em!
Leo McCarthy: Rollie, you dumb bastard! The Mob wasn't stealing em! They were returning em' to the ...
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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 »


References Cocktail (1988) See more »

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Almost as good as the first.
4 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

F/X2 was actually a good sequel. But I think that's because it is very much like the first movie. And, F/X itself was a great movie because of the idea of a special effects artist trying to get himself out of a mess. Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy inventor, having retired from the special effects business. His girlfriend's ex-husband, a cop named Mike, employ's Rollie's special effects expertise to set up a sting operation. But, something goes foul and the cop winds up dead. Like F/X 2, Rollie becomes once again involved with crooked cops and has to solve the whodunnit. And, part of what made the first movie great, too, was Brian Dennehy as detective Leo McCarthy, who Rollie Tyler calls on for help.

As far as the story goes, it involves a bigger scale of corruption in the law enforcement circle, but the movie is just as enjoyable. And, you still get to see Rollie Tyler using his special effects abilities, which I always thought was the best part of the first one. If you have seen the first F/X, it's probably very likely you'll like the second one. It's one of the few movies I have seen where I can say that the sequel was pretty good.

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