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F/X – Murder by Illusion (1986) Robert Mandel, Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Action, Thriller

Murder by Illusion (1986)
Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is a special-effects expert for low-budget Hollywood movies. As gangster Nicholas DeFranco (Jerry Orbach) prepares to testify in court against his former bosses, FBI agents, fearing Nicholas will be killed by the mob before he can take the stand, decide to fake his assassination. The agents hire Rollie to use his special-effects skills to make the murder look believable. Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy), a detective, steps in to investigate the murder.
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Kim (1984) John Davies, Peter O’Toole, Bryan Brown, John Rhys-Davies, Adventure, Drama, Family

Kim (1984)
Rudyard Kipling’s exciting tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India is brilliantly brought to the screen. Peter O’Toole stars as the Lama, a Tibetan holy man who befriends the mischievous, free-spirited orphan Kim and takes him on a mystical journey. When the British Secret Service’s Mahbub Ali (Bryan Brown, The Thorn Birds) recruits Kim as a spy, the boy must use all his cunning to foil a plot to overthrow the British regime. Torn between two cultures and two very different mentors, Kim embarks on the ultimate journey – to find himself.
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Full Body Massage (1995) Nicolas Roeg, Mimi Rogers, Bryan Brown, Christopher Burgard, Drama, Erotic

Full Body Massage (Nicolas Roeg, 1995)
Nina, a successful but world-weary art dealer, is surprised to find that her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a substitute – Fitch – to provide her with her regular weekly massage at her home. Nina and Fitch find that they are both mutually attracted, and annoy one another a great deal. Their differences of temperament and lifestyle create friction, and they find their similarities nearly as grating. Through flashbacks we learn how Nina and Fitch have arrived at this meeting, and see that perhaps they have enough common ground to learn some important lessons from each other.
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