FX - Murder By Illusion [DVD]

FREE Shipping

FX - Murder By Illusion [DVD]

FX - Murder By Illusion [DVD]

RRP: £8.85
Price: £4.425
£4.425 FREE Shipping

In stock

We accept the following payment methods


F/X: Murder by Illusion is a 1986 movie starring Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy about a special effects designer who gets dragged into a criminal conspiracy. In preparation for the film's action sequences, Mandel studied chase scenes from Bullitt and The French Connection. In his review for The Globe and Mail, Jay Scott wrote, " F/X is simply out to give a good time, which it does superbly".

Justified as the crew behind the film's effects were also responsible for the robotic effects in Short Circuit and Class of 1999, with a skull from the latter being seen among Rollie's belongings as an Easter Egg. The Department of Justice hires him to stage the murder of a gangster about to enter the Witness Protection Program.

In the struggle for Lipton's gun, the driver is killed and the car crashes, allowing Rollie to escape. In his review for The Sunday Times, George Perry praised the film's premise as a "nice idea, but the effects themselves are merely ingenious when they might have been spectacular". Mason picks up the gun and demands the key back, but Rollie reveals the gun is empty and has Krazy Glue on its grip, before shoving Mason out of the mansion toward the police, who misinterpret his actions as a threat and fatally shoot him. It turns out to be a double bluff where Rollie is framed for the death of DeFranco, but he was indeed only Faking The Dead. Bringing the near impossible to life took skill and imagination, now with CGI anything is possible, so some of the reality has been lost.

Staged Shooting: What Rollie is hired for in the first movie, based on the success of one he helped execute for a movie. He contacts Mason, who is shocked by Lipton's actions and instructs him to wait for other agents to take him to a safe location; however, another man thought to be Rollie is killed by the agents, proving that Mason is trying to kill him too. The movie was followed up in 1991 with F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion, in which Rollie, now retired from special effects, is asked by his girlfriend's ex-husband to help him catch a killer. Before he dies of heart failure, Mason takes from him a key to a Swiss safe deposit box containing the funds DeFranco stole from the Mafia. Wiener admitted that they thought that the two letters together would be "provocative" like MASH and admitted that they had made a mistake.

Special effects expert Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is widely acknowledged as the best in the business. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. For the second, a sci-fi alien movie inspired by The Terminator featuring an alien cyborg Disguised in Drag is being filmed. Mason and DeFranco try to leave the house when a helicopter arrives, but DeFranco is shocked by a rigged metal screen door, disrupting his pacemaker. With his sly eyes and little can opener of a nose, his shoulders a yard wide, his hair massing in gray curls behind his ears, he dances through the movie like a mastodon in toe shoes.

He and Brian Dennehy make a great pair, although they don't appear together until the end of the film. With Brown’s uncharismatic hero backed up by the king of hammy 80s concepts Brian Dennehy’s lumbering, interesting cop-on-the-case, and enough plot twists and reversals to keep you going, this is probably more satisfying as a video item than it ever was in the theatres. Faking the Dead: The professed intent of Rollie's first job is to do this for DeFranco being put into witness protection.Initially he was not impressed with the film's screenplay, which he felt was not well-crafted but felt that it provided for "a lot of action and a lot of things I did not have under my belt". Practical Effects: The point of both films, with Rollie himself being an effects technician using his skills to help solve crimes.

and Doug Drexler); Eric Allard and his team at All Effects for the sequel, with Allard also serving as one of the Second Unit directors doing the actual effects. Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: In the climax of the first movie, Rollie deals with Mason's mooks by using special effects tricks to make them kill each other while trying to kill him (for instance, by making a reflection of himself appear to a mook who shoots at it and kills another mook who was standing behind it). Hired by the Justice Department to fake the death of Mafia boss-turned-informant Nicholas DeFranco, Rollie pulls the job off without a hitch. S. Department of Justice to stage the murder of a mobster about to enter the Witness Protection Program, but complications arise when he is targeted for murder himself; meanwhile, an NYPD detective becomes suspicious of the circumstances of the case.Using an elaborate phone setup, Rollie lures Lipton out in the open and kidnaps him in his official car, taking him on a rough ride in the trunk to get Mason's address out of him. Rollie more effectively uses this against his would-be assailant by jerry-rigging some hair spray and canned beans at a supermarket. I recorded this on Sky Sony channel in 2017 and it is just a great movie, I have to fast forward the adverts however which is annoying so I will be purchasing this classy film on Dvd as I have also bought the sequel which is surprisingly just as good as the first movie. The shoot ends in failure when the effects technician's explosion doesn't go off when it's supposed to.

  • Fruugo ID: 258392218-563234582
  • EAN: 764486781913
  • Sold by: Fruugo

Delivery & Returns


Address: UK
All products: Visit Fruugo Shop