F/X (1986)

Murder by Illusion

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
  • Release Date: 1986-02-07
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 186 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dodi Fayed - Jack Wiener
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 186 Ratings


A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.

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  • Bryan Brown

    as Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
  • Brian Dennehy

    as Lt. Leo McCarthy
  • Diane Venora

    as Ellen
  • Cliff DeYoung

    as Lipton
  • Mason Adams

    as Col. Mason
  • Jerry Orbach

    as Nicholas DeFranco
  • Joe Grifasi

    as Mickey
  • Martha Gehman

    as Andy
  • Trey Wilson

    as Lt. Murdoch
  • Tom Noonan

    as Varrick
  • Paul D'Amato

    as Gallagher
  • Jossie DeGuzman

    as Marisa Velez
  • Jean De Baer

    as Whitemore
  • M'el Dowd

    as Joyce Lehman
  • John Doumanian

    as The director
  • Ray Iannicelli

    as Charlie
  • Angela Bassett

    as TV reporter
Costume & Make-Up Julie Weiss Costume Design
Production Alixe Gordin Casting
Camera Miroslav Ondříček Director of Photography
Editing Terry Rawlings Editor
Art Mel Bourne Production Design
Sound Bill Conti Original Music Composer
Production Dodi Fayed Producer
Art Steven J. Jordan Set Decoration
Directing Robert Mandel Director
Writing Robert T. Megginson Writer
Writing Gregory Fleeman Writer
Production Jack Wiener Producer
Production Michael Peyser Executive Producer
Art Speed Hopkins Art Direction
Art Hilda Stark Art Direction