F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion


F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion

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A special effects expert agrees to help the police catch a serial killer, but becomes a patsy for corrupt cops.

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Bryan Brown
as Roland "Rollie" Tyler
Brian Dennehy
as Leo McCarthy
Philip Bosco
as Ray Silak
Tom Mason
as Mike Brandon
Dominic Zamprogna
as Chris Brandon
Lee Broker
as DeMarco
Philip Akin
as Detective McQuay
Tony De Santis
as Detective Santoni
Ross Petty
as Consiglieri
Jeri Craden
as Aunt Kate
Phil Jarrett
as 1st IAD Cop
Richard Sali
as 2nd IAD Cop
Neil Elliot
as Movie Effects Man
Leland Crooke
as Movie Director
Biff Yeager
as Police Sergeant
Foster Fell
as Policeman
Jenifer Chatfield
as Movie Scriptgirl
Kurt Reis
as Judge
Damir Andrei
as Defense Attorney
Charles Ivey
as Defendant
Caroline Yeager
as Desk Sergeant
Robert Kennedy
as Computer Store Clerk
Dwayne McLean
as Mall Guard
Gerry Quigley
as Supermarket Manager
Harvey Chao
as Chinese Vendor
Harry Booker
as Prison Priest
Bob Clout
as Confessional Priest
Jack Newman
as Art Expert
Walker Boone
as 1st Mansion Guard
Michael Rhoades
as 2nd Mansion Guard
Gene Mack
as 3rd Mansion Guard
Shane Cardwell
as 1st Mobster
Michael Woods
as 2nd Mobster
Matt Birman
as 3rd Mobster
Tony Katsaras
as Policeman
Dennis Scott
as 1st Cop
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Critic Reviews for F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Audience Reviews for F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion

  • Feb 03, 2013
    It's quite common to try and cash in on a film that dared to try something. The problem with this sequel is the lack of story and underwritten characters. This time the whole film revolves around brown acting like mcguver. Brown and dennehy return to the roles of the original and give the film some much needed chemistry. The real issue is they no real room to give us something fresh. The support cast are given much less which is quite the contrast to the original film. The direction sadly turns brown into a character which was not the reason for the first film. The film uses to many gimmicks and basically has no substance. I would have liked to have seen a different story but this very close to the first. The series stalled with this addition which was a shame as brown was good in the lead. The film needed a better script to keep things fresh and interesting. Not a complete flop but quite poor in comparison to the first
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2007
    Half-hearted followup to the first film isn't nearly as good.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2007
    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 M Super Reviewer

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