F/X 2 - The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)
Front Cover Actor
Bryan Brown Rollie Tyler
Brian Dennehy Leo McCarthy
Rachel Ticotin Kim Brandon
Joanna Gleason Liz Kennedy
Philip Bosco Ray Silak
Kevin J. O'Connor Matt Neely
Dominic Zamprogna Chris Brandon
Josie de Guzman Velez
John Walsh Rado
Jack Orend Wino
Ross Petty Consigliere
Gerry Quigley Supermarket Manager
Cynthia Quinn Bluey
Dee McCaffrey Chambliss
Tom Mason Mike Brandon
Damir Andre Defense Attorney
Dwayne McLean Mall Guard
Jack Newman Art Expert
Gene Mack Mansion Guard #3
Michael Woods Mobster #2
Philip Akin Detective McQuay
Biff Yeager Police Sergeant
Caroline Yeager Desk Sergeant
Kurt Reis Judge
Richard Sali I.A.D. Cop #2
Michael Rhoades Mansion Guard #2
Karie Stone Beth
Dennis Scott Cop #1
James Stacy Cyborg
Peter Boretski Becker
Bob Clout Confessional Priest
Jenifer Chatfield Movie Scriptgirl
Jeri Craden Aunt Kate
Leland Crooke Movie Director
Matt Birman Mobster #3
Lee Broker DeMarco
Walker Boone Mansion Guard #1
Harvey Chao Chinese Vendor
Harry Booker Prison Priest
Shane Cardwell Mobster #1
Movie Details
Director Richard Franklin
Studio Orion
Series F/X
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 107 mins
Country USA
Color Color
On a visual level, F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion is every bit as impressive as its predecessor, the box-office smash F/X . In terms of plot and dialogue, however, the film suffers from a surfeit of cuteness and self-consciousness. Bryan Brown returns as movie special effects designer Rollie Tyler. Having barely escaped with his life after being duped and exploited by the villains in the first F/X , he isn't too eager to channel his talents into police work again. He'd much rather design harmless playthings for the kiddies. Still, detective Mike Brandon ( Tom Mason ) manages to convince Rollie to help the cops trap a dangerous voyeur. When Brandon is killed, Rollie suspects there's more to the story than meets the eye. With the aid of his old buddy Leo McCarthy ( Brian Dennehy , likewise a veteran of the first F/X ), Rollie uncovers a vast conspiracy involving both the police and organized crime. Of course, this compels Rollie to come up with a series of dazzling live-action special effects to confound the bad guys. The big-money prop in this one is "Bluey," a grown-up version of one of Rollie's kiddie toys. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 61
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 027616816924
Release Date 2002
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Closed-captioned