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Plot: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
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FX Murder by Illusion
This ’80s crime drama is centred on Rollie Tyler; a movie special effects man who has been approached by a member of the US Justice Department to make it appear that a mafia boss, who is due to give evidence has been publicly murdered. He is initially less than keen but ultimately agrees. The job appears to go according to plan but as he is driven away afterwards it is clear that he is seen as a loose end needing to be cleared up. He manages to get away but they still want him dead. After a further attempt on his life leaves somebody close to him dead as well as the would-be assassin; this leads to detective Lt. Leo McCarthy investigating these deaths. While he investigates from the police side Rollie is using his special effects skills to evade capture and close in on those who want him dead.
This film does show its age at times but it is still a lot of fun. The story is effective and provides a good excuse for some solid action and inventive use of effects. As well as being a drama there are quite a few good comedy moments… although during a car chase scene the comedy does feel a little too forced. Bryan Brown is solid as protagonist Rollie Tyler and Brian Dennehy impressed as Lt. McCarthy; it was surprising that these two leads didn’t meet for most of the film. The rest of the cast, with one or two exceptions was also pretty good. Overall this is a pretty good film that fans of 80’s films and real, non-CGI, effects should enjoy.
“F/X: Murder by Illusion” is a well-written, intriguing film from the pens of Gregory Fleeman and Robert T. Megginson. Their sharp narrative constantly keeps you guessing throughout the 109 minute running time. Special effects (F/X) are always entertaining, as is the cast including Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy, who are always believable, in a clever, quick-witted movie.
Robert Mandell never lets anything get out of hand, which he very easily could have given the nature of the film. Original music by “Rocky” composer Bill Conti is also very effective. I am looking forward to seeing the sequel.
Wednesday, June 26, 1991 – Video
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Action, Thriller
Director Robert Mandel
Writer Robert T. Megginson, Gregory Fleeman
Actors Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Orion Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (processing)
Film Length 2,959 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm