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A man who simulates death for a living finds himself unwittingly tied into the real thing in this New York-based suspense drama. Special-effects man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) makes his living simulating gory mayhem and photogenic violence for movies such as "I Dismember Mama." Tyler is given a chance to expand his professional horizons when he's approached by Lipton (Cliff De Young), who introduces himself as an FBI agent and makes an unusual proposal. Mob kingpin Nicholas DeFranco (Jerry
Feb 7, 1986 Wide
Jun 13, 2000
Cliff De Young
Jean De Baer
Josie de Guzman
Boat House Guard
State Police Chief
James Pickens Jr.
Miss Joyce Lehman
Car Pound Attendant
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As contrived and plot-hole ridden as it is, F/X still works quite effectively as a crowd-pleasing popcorn picture.
The action sequences are efficiently handled, but look elsewhere for psychological or emotional insight.
The film is as much a demonstration of various kinds of special effects as it is about them.
The irony of F/X, which is a very good thriller indeed, is that it avoids the pitfall of so many thrillers; it doesn't degenerate into a mindless display of special effects.
It looks dated and shoddy now, never taking itself as seriously as the darker sequel.
Fun cat and mouse mystery-adventure with fun special effects angle.
A clever, lightning-paced thriller about a Tom Savini-style special effects artist who becomes a pawn in the scheme of some rogue government agents. A surprise modest hit in 1986.
A fun, clever little thriller.
Fun little cable-time thriller, especially for the movie geeks!
Brown is not the most charismatic of actors, but it's a classic one-man-against-a-world-of-evil set-up so it's easy to cheer for Rollie as he creatively finds ways to make mincemeat of the bad guys.
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