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FX: Murder by Illusion

FX: Murder by Illusion

Robert Mandel (1985)

15 Certificate
Friday 7:05pm - 9pm Sony Movie Channel
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Our Score
In this compulsively watchable thriller set in the intriguing world of special effects, Bryan Brown stars as an ace film technician who's hired by the US government to stage the fake assassination of a mobster-turned-informant. When the assignment takes a number of violent twists, Brown ends up on the run, armed only with his bag of tricks to expose corruption in high places. For both action fans and gore hounds, this is nimble, fast-paced and fun.


Special effects expert Rollie Tyler is approached by a man claiming to be an FBI agent with an unusual job - fake the death of a gangster who is due to testify against his partners in crime. However, Rollie soon realises he's been double-crossed when his `victim' seemingly ends up really dead and he is in the frame for murder. Thriller, starring Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy and Diane Venora.

Cast & Crew

Rollie Tyler Bryan Brown
Leo McCarthy Brian Dennehy
Ellen Diane Venora
Lipton Cliff De Young
Colonel Mason Mason Adams
Nicholas DeFranco Jerry Orbach
Mickey Joe Grifasi
Andy Martha Gehman
Captain Wallenger Roscoe Orman
Lieutenant Murdoch Trey Wilson
Varrick Tom Noonan
Gallagher Paul D'Amato
Marisa Velez Jossie deGuzman
Director Robert Mandel
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd Guidance: Contains violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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