F/X (1986, United States)

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F/X  1986 mystery movie

Running time: 110 minutes

Language: English

Rollie Tyler is special effects expert hired by the film companies for their productions. But one day he is offered something really special - big mafia trail is about to begin and FBI agents want Tyler to convince the world that the key witness is dead. Tyler is skeptical, but agrees not only to make all the preparations, but also to take the part of the assassin, who will "shot dead" the witness. Everything is going fine until Tyler realizes that someone is trying to kill him.

First of few movies (and even a TV series) based on the idea that special effects experts could create the illusion in real world. Today this world is gone - special effects were substituted by CGI, so not many people would be able to do what Rollie Tyler made in the movies. Interesting idea, good plot and cast, even after years this film is a good entertainment.

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Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

7 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Story complexity

3 / 5


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Creators of F/X

Robert Mandel films

Robert Mandel


Robert T. Megginson films


Gregory Fleeman films


Cast of F/X

Bryan Brown films

Bryan Brown

as Rollie Tyler

Brian Dennehy films

Brian Dennehy

as Lt. Leo McCarthy

Cliff De Young films

Cliff De Young

as Martin Lipton

Mason Adams films

Mason Adams

as Colonel Mason

Jerry Orbach films

Jerry Orbach

as Nicholas DeFranco

Diane Venora films

Diane Venora

as Ellen Keith