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F/X2 (1991)
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Richard Franklin
Bryan Brown Brian Dennehy Rachel Ticotin
1h 48m

"F/X2," also known as "F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion," is a 1991 action thriller film directed by Richard Franklin. It is the sequel to the 1986 film "F/X." Here's a brief description:

Plot:The story follows special effects expert Rollie Tyler (played by Bryan Brown), who has retired from the movie business and is now running a shop that creates realistic crime scene simulations for law enforcement. Rollie is drawn back into the world of intrigue when his friend and cop, Leo McCarthy (played by Brian Dennehy), asks for his assistance in solving a series of murders.

As Rollie becomes involved in the investigation, he discovers a complex web of political corruption, deception, and danger. The film combines elements of action, suspense, and humor as Rollie uses his expertise in special effects to outsmart the criminals and navigate the perilous situation.


  • Special Effects and Illusions: The film explores the world of special effects and illusions, using Rollie's expertise to create tension and surprise throughout the narrative.
  • Crime and Intrigue: "F/X2" incorporates elements of crime and intrigue as the characters find themselves entangled in a dangerous conspiracy.


  • Bryan Brown: He reprises his role as Rollie Tyler, the special effects expert.
  • Brian Dennehy: He returns as Leo McCarthy, Rollie's friend and a police detective.
  • Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason, and others: The film features a cast of characters involved in the investigation and the dangerous situations that unfold.

Critical Reception:"F/X2" received mixed reviews from critics. While some appreciated its action sequences and the chemistry between the lead actors, others felt that it didn't quite capture the freshness of the original film. The use of special effects and the suspenseful plot were generally acknowledged as strengths.

Note: "F/X2" maintains the blend of action and special effects that made the original film successful, providing an entertaining experience for fans of the genre.

If you enjoyed the mix of action and special effects in the first "F/X" film and appreciate a continuation of the characters' adventures in a new context, "F/X2" may be worth a watch.