F/X (1986)

R   |    |  Action, Thriller

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A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.



  • Bryan Brown in F/X (1986)
  • Martha Gehman in F/X (1986)
  • Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy in F/X (1986)
  • Diane Venora in F/X (1986)
  • Bryan Brown and Jerry Orbach in F/X (1986)
  • Bryan Brown and Cliff De Young in F/X (1986)

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2 May 2004 | LONESOLO
A neat idea for a film
F/X was a neat idea for a film. The story revolves around a special effects man recruited by the government to fake a mobsters death. The effects man is played by BRYAN BROWN and he meets the task with the enthusiasm he would for his film work until things go sour and hee gets paired with a cop named ROLLIE played by BRAIN DENNEHY. F/X works well and the inside look at the effects business works well also. Neither pretentious or boring the film gives us a hero who doesn't use a gun and instead uses a bag of special effects to battle crime. I liked F/X. I found the film to be both attention holding and imaginative; with just enough grit to make the police subplot work. The premise of the film itself is original and one of a kind. I recommend this film to fans of adventure films or a person looking the video store shelves for something different.

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