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F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 10 May 1991 (USA)
A special effects man helps his girlfriend's ex, a cop, with a sting operation, where the ex gets killed. Something's off and he investigates with help from an ex-cop PI friend.

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Robert T. Megginson (characters), Gregory Fleeman (characters) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Tom Mason ... Mike Brandon
Dominic Zamprogna ... Chris Brandon
Jossie DeGuzman Jossie DeGuzman ... Velez
John Walsh ... Rado
Peter Boretski ... Becker
Lisa Fallon Lisa Fallon ... Kylie
Lee Broker Lee Broker ... DeMarco
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Det. McQuay
Tony De Santis ... Det. Santoni (as Tony de Santis)
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Storyline

F/X man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy maker. Mike Brandon (Tom Mason), the ex-husband of Rolly's girlfriend Kim(Rachel Ticotin), is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike.Mike's boss, Ray Silak (Philip Bosco) says it was the killer who killed Mike but Rollie knows it wasn't. Silak is involved with Mike's death, so he calls on Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy), the cop from the last movie, who is now a P.I., for help and they discover it's not just Silak they have to worry about. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

Outgunned by the mob, outmanned by the cops..... their effects had _better_ be special!

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

FX2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,455,058, 12 May 1991

Gross USA:

$21,082,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,082,165
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy and Jossie DeGuzman are the only actors to reprise their roles from the original film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Rollie is telling Mike about his hidden camera, while he's talking he's reflected in a mirror and his mouth clearly isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

Leo McCarthy: Rollie, tell me those aren't the real medallions.
Rollie Tyler: Yeah, I swithced 'em.
Leo McCarthy: Rollie you dumb bastard, the mob wasn't stealing them, they were returning them, to the Vatican.
Rollie Tyler: Nobody told me.
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Crazy Credits

Shot of helicopter flying and exclamations of non-pilot crook trying to keep it in the air. See more »

Alternate Versions

The scene in which Tyler converts an aerosol can into a "grenade" was cut by the New Zealand censors on the grounds that it might inspire real-life incidents of "copycat" behaviour. See more »

Connections

References Cocktail (1988) See more »

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inferior sequel
19 October 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is no longer in the movies. He's now a toymaker with a girlfriend named Kim Brandon (Rachel Ticotin). Her ex-husband NYPD detective Mike Brandon asks him to use his skills to help catch a killer. As the other cops go off to take down the suspect, a mysterious assassin kills Mike. Rollie records Lt. Ray Silak tampering with the murder weapon. The assassin tracks down Rollie and Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy) saves him in the nick of time.

The most memorable thing in this movie is Rollie's man-size mechanical clown with a control bodysuit. It's a double-edge sword. It's fun at first but Rollie looks sillier and sillier with the control suit. In fact, a lot of this movie is pretty silly. A lot of the traps are reminiscent of "Home Alone" with chemicals and bigger tech.

Along with all the gadgetry, one of the things that Rollie is known for is his avoidance of guns. He's a MacGyver in that way. However this can go too far. In one scene, he grabs the assassin's gun in the aquarium while he's being drowned. Then for some reason he leaves it behind for the assassin to pick up and shoot at him. It's annoying when smart characters do stupid things. This is simply inferior to the original. It's not as much fun. It is sillier and not as compelling. It's not terrible but it's not good.


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