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F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 10 May 1991 (USA)
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. ... See full summary »

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

When the film was released, it came under fire in the media from effects artists who claimed it was giving away trade secrets. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 19 mins) In the church confessional scene, the background audio has the priest reading from the Gospel according to Luke Chapter 23 Verse 24 ("Father forgive them for they know not what they do"). If this is St. Patrick's Cathedral, a Catholic church, this section of Luke would be read out loud only during Palm Sunday Mass (or at Mass during Holy Week) in observance of the Passion of Christ, (the verse is from the part of the Gospel describing the Crucifixion). With such an important reading going on, there would be no priests available to hear confession at that time, they'd all be celebrating the Mass. 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

Spoofed in The Venture Bros.: Spanakopita (2013) See more »

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Disappointing sequel
28 February 2013 | by kjrukSee all my reviews

You can only appreciate this sequel if you saw the first one as there are so many references to it. Whereas the first one was quirky, original and well produced this one isn't. It's just OK.

There are too many silly behaviours and plot holes to mention like leaving the killer to get up and walk away for no good reason when they could easily have got him. Plus its full of the usual clichés. The two actors are wasted in a film with much lower production costs. It looks and feels a bit cheap. Even the so called special effects aren't up to much.

The actors work well together but I think Dennehy is the one that adds character and depth and saves the film.

So all in all a disappointment. I'll be watching the first one again sometime but not this one.


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