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F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)


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Movie Info

In F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion, 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 … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Mystery & Suspense , Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Condon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2000
Orion Home Video


as Roland "Rollie" Tyle...

as Leo McCarthy

as Ray Silak

as Mike Brandon

as Chris Brandon

as DeMarco

as Detective McQuay

as Detective Santoni

as Consiglieri

as Aunt Kate

as 1st IAD Cop

as 2nd IAD Cop

as Movie Effects Man

as Movie Director

as Police Sergeant

as Policeman

as Movie Scriptgirl

as Judge

as Defense Attorney

as Defendant

as Desk Sergeant

as Computer Store Clerk

as Mall Guard

as Supermarket Manager

as Chinese Vendor

as Prison Priest

as Confessional Priest

as Art Expert

as 1st Mansion Guard

as 2nd Mansion Guard

as 3rd Mansion Guard

as 1st Mobster

as 2nd Mobster

as 3rd Mobster

as Policeman

as 1st Cop

as Defense Attorney

as Chambliss
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Critic Reviews for F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

There should be a special category for movies that are neither good nor bad, but simply excessive.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
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Entertainment Weekly
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 16, 2001
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion


I preferred this one to the first, the only thing that lets it down is the lack of moustache under Brian Dennehy?s nose!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

This sequel is more exciting and great special effects with Bryan Brown than the original. Brown seeks the help of ex-cop Brian Dennehy when he gets into trouble.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Half-hearted followup to the first film isn't nearly as good.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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