F/X 37 years old

Murder by Illusion


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.


F/X Cast

Name Character
Tom Noonan He was 34, now 72 years old as Varrick
Jerry Orbach He was 50, 69 years old when he died as Nicholas DeFranco
Angela Bassett She was 27, now 65 years old as TV reporter
Brian Dennehy He was 47, now 85 years old as Lt. Leo McCarthy
Bryan Brown He was 38, now 76 years old as Roland 'Rollie' Tyler
Diane Venora She was 33, now 71 years old as Ellen
Mason Adams He was 66, 86 years old when he died as Col. Mason
Trey Wilson He was 38, 40 years old when he died as Lt. Murdoch
Martha Gehman She was 31, now 68 years old as Andy
John Doumanian as The director
Jean De Baer as Whitemore
Cliff DeYoung He was 40, now 78 years old as Lipton
Paul D'Amato as Gallagher
Joe Grifasi He was 41, now 79 years old as Mickey
Ray Iannicelli as Charlie

F/X Crew

Name Department
Alixe Gordin as Casting. Production
Julie Weiss as Costume Design. She was 33 (now 70) years old Costume & Make-Up
Mel Bourne as Production Design. He was 62 (79) years old when He died Art
Dodi Fayed as Producer. He was 30 (42) years old when He died Production
Steven J. Jordan as Set Decoration. Art
Robert Mandel as Director. He was 41 (now 78) years old Directing
Robert T. Megginson as Writer. Writing
Gregory Fleeman as Writer. Writing
Jack Wiener as Producer. Production
Terry Rawlings as Editor. He was 53 (86) years old when He died Editing
Bill Conti as Original Music Composer. He was 43 (now 81) years old Sound
Michael Peyser as Executive Producer. He was 5 (now 42) years old Production
Speed Hopkins as Art Direction. He was 37 (44) years old when He died Art
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F/X (37 years)

Murder by Illusion

  • Release day: Friday, February 07, 1986
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Budget: 10000000.00
  • Revenue: 20603715.00