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Film: F/X

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He's a special effects man from Australia. He's a New York detective who specializes in pissing people off. Together, they fight crime!No, wait. That was the second movie.F/X: Murder by Illusion is a 1986 movie starring Brian Brown and Brian Dennehy, about a movie special effects man, Rollie Tyler (Brown), who gets dragged into the criminal underworld when he is hired by the F.B.I.'s witness protection program to fake the death of a notorious mob boss.The F/X shoot goes awry, and now it looks like Rollie - through criminal negligence or deliberately - is responsible for the death of the man whose death he was supposed to fake.While Rollie frantically tries to figure out what went wrong, NYPD Detective Leo McCarthy (Dennehy) is investigating the same murder, and increasingly frustrated that the FBI is being less helpful than usual.Not to be confused with FX, the Fox Entertainment-owned cable channel, or FX, the South Korean Girl Group.
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Films of the 1980s
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Films of the 1990s
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Big Applesauce
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Girl Group
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Gone Horribly Wrong
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Obstructive Bureaucrat
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The Mafia
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They Fight Crime!
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FX (Music)
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It Works Better with Bullets
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It Works Better with Bullets
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There's No
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There's No "B" in Movie - Second movie opens with a shooting of a film which features a sex starved transexual alien on a rampage.
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Gadgeteer Genius
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Gadgeteer Genius
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JumpScare
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Jump Scare - Rollie has a latex movie monster set up to leap at his door while a recording of the monster's roar is played, whenever somebody comes in. An effective anti-intrusion method.
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Knife Nut
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Knife Nut
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Master of Disguise
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Master of Disguise
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This entry is trivia, which is cool and all, but not a trope. On a work, it goes on the Trivia tab. Hey, It's That Guy!
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Hey, It's That Guy!: The mob guy is Detective Lennie Briscoe and Baby's dad. One of Leo's colleagues is Gordon from Sesame Street!
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They Fight Crime!
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They Fight Crime
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Special Effect Failure
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Special Effect Failure - Happens in-universe to the alien in the Fake Action Prologue of the second movie.
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Faking the Dead
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Faking the Dead
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Lampshaded Double Entendre
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Lampshaded Double Entendre: [McCarthy] finishes a "how to use a gun" lecture to a female cop with, "And this is how you 'cock the sucker'...in a manner of speaking, that is."
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Shower Scene
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Shower Scene - Used to lure out the killer in the second movie.
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Latex Perfection
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Latex Perfection
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Dirty Cop
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Dirty Cop - Main villain of the second film.
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Fake Action Prologue
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Fake Action Prologue - Both movies open up with a shooting of a film.
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Slashed Throat
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Slashed Throat
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Batman Gambit
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Also pay attention to any and all character traits mentioned, even if it's only once. Rollie does.
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Cowboy Cop
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Cowboy Cop
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Banned in China
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Banned In China - Rollie's work got him banned in Australia.
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Amoral Attorney
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Amoral Attorney
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Staged Shooting
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Staged Shooting
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FightScene
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Fight Scene
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Groin Attack
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Groin Attack
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Numbered Sequels
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Numbered Sequels
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Cryptic Background Reference
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Cryptic Background Reference - There are plenty of mentions of Rollie's past work.
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MacGyvering
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MacGyvering - Rollie is a special effects wizard. If you ever get the chance, ask an effects man just how much of their job involves this trope.
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The Foreign Subtitle / int_1b9ff1ac
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