Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 71%
TMDB Rating 6.4
IMDB Rating 6.7
RottenTomatoes Rating 87%

Financials

Revenue: $20,603,715

Budget: $10,000,000

Profit: + $10,603,715


Movie Details

Tag Line: Murder by Illusion

Status: Released

Average Rating: 6

Release Date: Feb 7, 1986

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 49m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Orion Pictures


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Synopsis

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.


Main Cast

Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown

Roland 'Rollie' Tyler

Age : 74 | Popularity : 18%

Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

Lt. Leo McCarthy

Age : 81 | Popularity : 23%

Diane Venora

Diane Venora

Ellen

Age : 69 | Popularity : 16%

Cliff DeYoung

Cliff DeYoung

Lipton

Age : 77 | Popularity : 15%

Mason Adams

Mason Adams

Col. Mason

Age : 86 | Popularity : 4%

Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Nicholas DeFranco

Age : 69 | Popularity : 12%

Joe Grifasi

Joe Grifasi

Mickey

Age : 77 | Popularity : 3%

Martha Gehman

Martha Gehman

Andy

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%


Crew

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

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