SEASON ONE

#101 "FX: The Illusion" (2 Hr. Pilot)

Movie special effects artist Rollie Tyler (CAMERON DADDO) is on the run after being framed for murder. Along with his buddy, NYPD Detective Leo McCarthy (KEVIN DOBSON), they expose the real culprits, a deadly group of international gem smugglers.

When a beautiful actress helps frame movie special effects master Rollie Tyler for a vicious crime, he finds himself on the run from the law. Rollie turns to his pal, NYPD Detective Leo McCarthy, to help catch the real culprits. They uncover a secret auction being held in New York, where the world's richest collectors are bidding for millions of dollars in smuggled gems. Can they alert the police in time to bring the ringleaders to justice and clear Rollie's name?

#102 "Zero Hour"

Rollie and Leo use movie magic to trick a terrorist into revealing the location of a bomb.

While a huge bomb ticks away somewhere in the city of New York, the right-wing terrorist leader, who is in police custody, refuses to divulge its location. Detective Leo McCarthy turns to his friend, Rollie, to trick the terrorist into talking by making it appear that the bomb has already gone off. Things go awry when the terrorist discovers their plan and escapes, taking Rollie hostage and ordering a second bomb to be detonated.

#103 "Pay Back"

Angie Ramirez (CHRISTINA COX) is accused of staging an accident on a movie set and killing a director she blames for the death of her father.

Tensions are high when Rollie decides to work on a gangster flick being directed by a director whom his assistant and friend, Angie Ramirez, believes was responsible for the on-set accident that killed her father years earlier. When the director himself is killed in a suspicious accident, all evidence points to Angie. Leo McCarthy joins Rollie to unmask the real killer . . . a mobster who is attempting to take over one of the largest criminal families in New York.

#104 "The Brotherhood"

Leo enlists Rollie's aid to help foil Irish terrorists plotting to steal the Crown Jewels of England.

Rollie and Leo discover a deadly group of Irish Terrorists hatching a plot to steal the Crown Jewels of England from a New York museum where they are on display. Rollie and Leo stage a break-in at the museum to replace the real jewels with fake ones, but are betrayed and forced to steal the genuine article!

#105 "High Risk"

Rollie and Leo use movie magic to thwart would-be gold robbers holding hostages on the top floor of a downtown high rise.

A group of desperate ex-cons attempt to rob a gold exchange on the top floor of a downtown high rise. The robbery goes sour, and the crooks take a group of hostages, including Coleen O'Malley, Leo's friend! Leo calls on Rollie to help launch a rescue attempt by staging a phony helicopter crash on the building's roof.

#106 "White Light"

Leo, Rollie and Angie uncover a deadly plot by rogue military officers.

When an Internet friend, a UFO buff, is murdered, Angie gets Rollie to enlist Leo's help to find the killer. With the help of actress Lucinda Scott (CARRIE-ANNE MOSS), their search leads them to a top-secret military base rumored to contain a crashed UFO and alien bodies. The danger becomes more down-to-earth when they uncover a plot by crooked military officers to smuggle deadly plutonium and sell it to the highest bidder.

#107 "Dingo"

Leo helps Rollie and his dad, Dingo Tyler (NICK TATE), a charming con man who owes a lot of money to a ruthless New York bookie.

A family reunion between Rollie and his charming, con man father, Dingo, could be their last when a ruthless bookie leans on Dingo to pay off a huge gambling debt. Leo joins them in a complex con game to shut down the biggest illegal gambling operation on the east coast.

#108 "The Ring"

Rollie, Angie and Leo get into the stolen car business to nab the boss of a deadly "hot" car ring.

When the murderous boss of a stolen car ring slips through his fingers yet again, Leo calls on the movie F/X talents of Rollie Tyler. With the help of Angie and actress Lucinda Scott, they get into the "hot" car business and stage an elaborate ruse to find the kingpin's secret "chop shop" and shut down the operation for good.

#109 "French Kiss"

When a stuntman buddy is killed by a bomb, Rollie, Leo and Angie uncover a secret plot to rip-off $16 million in drug money.

A powerful bomb kills an investment banker scheduled to testify against a Colombian drug-money laundering operation, and a stuntman friend of movie Rollie's is accidentally killed in the blast. Leo discovers the bombing is part of an inside plot to steal $16 million from the drug cartel. With the help of Lucinda and Angie they use movie magic to apprehend the murderers.

#110 "Eye Of The Dragon"

While working on a martial arts action movie, Rollie is reunited with a mysterious lover, a woman who Leo believes to be a spy using Rollie to engineer an assassination.

Romantic sparks fly when Rollie is reunited with a beautiful Hong Kong woman while working on a martial arts action movie. But Leo suspects she's really working with foreign assassins hired by Red China to kill the movie's popular star. Leo tries to warn Rollie of the danger, but Rollie has ideas of his own and works with the woman to foil the assassin. Whose side is she really on?

#111 "Target"

Rollie helps his pal, Leo, when Leo becomes the target of a deadly sniper.

After a protected witness is murdered, Leo enlists Rollie to help him trap a mysterious sniper who can hit a target from more than a mile away. But the plan fails, and the sniper embarks on a campaign of revenge against Leo and his friends.

#112 "Medea"

Rollie and Leo come to the rescue when an obsessed fan threatens a fading movie star attempting her comeback on the Broadway stage.

A major Broadway show that Rollie is working on is being plagued by suspicious accidents, and it looks like the star, a fading Hollywood actress attempting a comeback on stage, is the target of an obsessed fan who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get to her. Leo is called in to investigate and uncovers a dark secret in the star's past. But when Lucinda takes the woman place on stage, Rollie must use his skills with F/X magic to save his friend's life.

#113 "Shivaree"

Rollie must infiltrate a dangerous gang of thieves to find out where a fortune in stolen money has been hidden.

Five years ago, three men staged a daring armored car robbery in which a young man was crippled for life. They then hid the money in a place that requires all three men to find. Now, the statute of limitations is almost up, and Leo is determined to see that justice is done before it's too late. After one of the men is arrested, Rollie, Angie, and Leo stage a ruse to make it appear as if he is dead. Rollie then poses as a friend and confidante of the captured man and joins the other two thieves in their hunt for the money. But a double cross by one of the men puts the lives of both Rollie and Angie on the line.

#114 "Supernote"

Leo and Rollie go after a middle eastern dignitary using his diplomatic immunity to front a counterfeiting operation.

When a fellow cop is killed in a drug bust by a middle eastern dignitary who claims diplomatic immunity, Leo gets Rollie to help expose the diplomat's ties to a Russian gangster before they can launch a diabolical counterfeiting operation.

#115 "Gemini"

Leo finds disturbing parallels between the script for a science-fiction movie Rollie and Angie are working on and a string of brutal unsolved serial killings he investigated years earlier.

When Leo sees disturbing similarities between the science fiction movie for which Tyler FX is providing the special effects, he begins to suspect the movie's director is a serial killer who terrorized Central Park four years ago and was never caught. He talks Rollie into using FX to get him to confess, but they soon discover the director has a dual personality, and his murderous "other" is now taking over, ready to kill again.

#116 "Script Doctor"

Rollie tries his hand at directing, but he and Leo discover the "producers" are plotting to stage the film's robbery -- for real.

Weary of having his work ruined by others, Rollie jumps at the chance to direct a portion of a low-budget "heist" movie. But he and Leo discover the film's "producers" are actually crooks who are planning to pull off the fictional robbery for real and steal gold bullion from a United Nation's vault.

#117 "Double Image"

With the F/X make-up skills of Rollie, Leo poses as a computer magnate targeted for death, but Rollie and Angie are kidnapped by the conspirators and forced to pull off an even bigger masquerade.

Learning that a wealthy computer magnate is going to be hit, Leo calls on the F/X make-up skills of Rollie so he can masquerade as the intended target and thwart the assassination. The trick works so well, however, that Rollie and Angie are kidnapped by the magnate's jealous brother and a ruthless arms smuggler who plan to stage an even more dangerous masquerade.

#118 "Get Fast"

With Leo away, Rollie joins forces with an embittered narcotics detective to bring down two major drug gangs.

When a drug dealer and hopped-up movie star get Rollie fired from his movie job, he teams up with Leo's partner, Detective Francis Gatti (JASON BLICKER), and an embittered narcotics detective in a personal war against two of the city's biggest drug gangs. Using F/X illusions, they engineer a war between the two gangs to stop tons of heroin from hitting the streets.

#119 "Reunion"

Rollie must rescue Angie when a case of mistaken identity makes her the target of a mob-connected law firm.

An innocent meeting with an old school chum becomes a race against death for Angie when she is mistaken for a woman who possesses proof of a prominent law firm's connections to organized crime. When the kidnappers realize their mistake, Angie escapes and is on the run. Rollie comes to her aid, and they use their F/X skills to defeat the pursuing killers.

#120 "Quicksilver"

Rollie Tyler matches wits against an arms smuggler who has the chameleon-like ability to assume the identity of anybody . . . including Rollie himself.

When Rollie discovers that a sinister international arms smuggler named Victor Loubar has stolen his identity, he teams up with FBI agent Elena Serrano (MARIA CONCHITA ALONSO) to hunt for the impostor. Together they enter the dark, sinister world of Loubar, where nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted, racing to stop the mysterious criminal mastermind from stealing a top secret experimental "smart grenade" from a military contractor.

#121 "Bad Influence"

Wounded when criminals invade a high school to stage a multi-million dollar armored car heist, Rollie is trapped with a tough student who helps him use F/X illusions to thwart the invaders.

Rollie is helping students make a video for a class project when a band of armed men invades the high school and takes over. Trapped and badly wounded, Rollie joins forces with a juvenile delinquent-in-the-making as they discover the crooks are using the school to stage a multi-million dollar armored van robbery. Using materials from around the school, Rollie and the student fashion makeshift movie F/X illusions to defeat the invaders and rescue the student's girlfriend who is being held captive by the thieves.

 
Season Two

#201 "Requiem for a Cop"

Writer: Stephen Downing, Directer: Paul Lynch

Rollie is on the run from the mob and the NYPD while trying to unravel the mystery behind Leo violent death.

Leo's death in a massive explosion is just the beginning of Rollie's nightmare. An internal investigation into police corruption points the finger at Leo and Francis. When Rollie is implicated in a scheme to resell weapons impounded by the police, he hits the street -- on the run from the NYPD. Only Detective Mira Sanchez (JACQUELINE TORRES), the internal affairs detective assigned to the investigation, believes Rollie's story. Together they tackle mob gun runners using mini-lasers and Rollie's newly developed RT-3 to clear Leo's name and allow him to be buried with honor.

#202 "Siege"

Writer: William Gray, Director: Doug Lefler

It's bad enough that Angie is caught in the middle of a botched bank job, but when one of the gunmen (SCOTT COHEN) turns out to have a strange hold on Detective Mira Sanchez, it takes F/X magic by Rollie to sort out the mess.

A quick bank withdrawal turns into Dog Day Afternoon, when Angie is caught in the middle of a botched mob operation. On location for "Vindicator II," Rollie has all the high-tech gear he needs to make life miserable for the hostage-takers. But the joint Tyler / NYPD operation is turned on its head, when one of the criminals turns out to have a strange hold on Mira Sanchez. Rollie is challenged to provide the ultimate illusion of escape.

#203 "Unfinished Business"

Writer: Ed Bernero, Directer: Paul Lynch

The investigation into Leo's murder reopens, launching Rollie and Mira on the trail of the real killer, mobster Vincent Capricio (FRANK PELLEFRINO), and putting Francis next in line for a bullet.

A mob accountant on the run pulls Rollie back into the unfinished investigation of Leo's murder. The accountant will finger his boss, Vincent Capricio, for Leo's death if Rollie helps him disappear. Acting on the information, Frank Gatti launches a rogue operation with F/X help from Rollie. But their desire for vengeance exacts a deadly cost when a mob mole inside Midtown South blows Frank's cover. With Frank's life on the line, Rollie must answer an impossible question -- how do you make a man disappear in broad daylight?

#204 "Shooting Mickey"

Writer: Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton, Directer: William F. Gereghty

A psycho director slashing his way to the top sets up Rollie and Angie to take the fall for murder -- a very high fall.

When Angie joined up with young, twitchy director Levi Chase (WALLACE LANGHAM) and her old school friend Kit Marchado (ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ), she figured making a Gonzo film would be a gas. But the premise behind the film, breaching a high security penthouse to get a photo of reclusive, retired mobster Mickey O'Brien (CEDRIC SMITH), is also a blueprint for murder. In a race against death, Rollie reaches Mickey steps ahead of a hitman. Trapped in a penthouse, with no way out but down, Rollie takes Mickey on a free-fall high dive, betting their lives on an untested stunt chute.

#205 "House of Horrors"

Writer: Avrum Jacobson, Director: Mario Azzopardi

Rollie faces slow death by snake venom when he blows apart a plot to murder Supermodel Danielle Vandenglas (FREDERIQUE VAN DER WAL).

Supermodel Danielle Vandenglas is the star of "House of Horrors," but death is her stand-in -- and Rollie Tyler is her only hope for survival. Car wrecks, fires, and fatally misfired F/X make it clear that someone wants the film shut down. With Mira's help, Rollie hacks through a web of murder, money, and Hollywood back-stabbing to uncover the plotters. But it might be his last gig when he becomes the final victim of their scheme. Pumped full of snake venom, dying by inches, Rollie fights alone through a maze of terror -- knowing that, this time, death is no illusion.

#206 "High Roller"

Writer: Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton, Director: James Head

Detective Mira Sanchez' problem: an international criminal aboard a flying casino, permanently out of NYPD jurisdiction. Her solution: Rollie Tyler. His tools: high tech gadgets and supermodel Danni Vandenglas (FREDERIQUE VAN DER WAL).

When the body of a Scotland Yard Inspector plummets from the sky and lands in the middle of New York City, a messy case lands on Mira's desk. The suspect, Justin Telemark, lives on board his private 747 -- the most exclusive casino in the world -- and he intends to stay well out of NYPD jurisdiction. Boarding the casino flight in Toronto, Rollie, Mira, Angie, and supermodel Danielle Vandenglas have an hour and a half to find evidence of Telemark's guilt and divert the aircraft to JFK.

#207 "Deep Cover"

Writer: Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton, Director: Stephen Posey

Rollie is knee deep in international intrigue when FBI agent Elena Serrano (MARIA CONCHITA ALONSO) enlists his help in smuggling an undercover agent, who is carrying a bio-weapon, from London to New York.

On location in London, the last person Rollie expected to see was FBI agent Elena Serrano. This time, she needs Rollie's help in spiriting an undercover agent back to New York with his deadly cargo of bio-toxin. But the undercover agent is long dead, and the man beneath the mask is Rollie's nemesis, Victor Loubar -- international weapons dealer and chameleon master of disguise. By the time his ruse is revealed, Loubar is in deep cover, somewhere in New York, ready to transfer the deadly bio-weapon to the highest bidder. Now, Rollie has to find Loubar in a city of millions before he can close his deal. Satellite surveillance, identity switches, and a massive FBI investigation lead Rollie to a showdown at Grand Central Station. Someone's going to walk away from the fiery finish -- but whose face will he be wearing?

#208 "Flashback"

Writer: Doug Molitor, Director: Paul Lynch

With the help of Rollie and Angie, the assassination of a US Senator is recreated in a movie, and then in real life -- with the original assassin! When it's discovered that Orrin Hill, the assassin, has a brain tumor erasing his memory, a plot is hatched to convince him he's back on that fatal day in 1979. Lost in a time warp, he must do the deed all over again, allowing Rollie and Mira to track him to the source of the conspiracy -- the man who got away, eighteen years ago.

#209 "Evil Eye"

Writers: David Bennett Carren and J. Larry Carroll, Director: James Head

When a young girl is kidnapped from a set and sealed into an airtight chamber, Rollie, Angie and Mira must race the clock to rescue her. The young victim of an extortion plot has twenty-four hours to live, unless Rollie can use his F/X wizardry to convince the kidnappers that their crime will have profound consequences, both in the real world and in the realm of the supernatural.

#210 "Ritual"

Writer: Damian Kindler, Director: Doug Lefler

When his spiritual father turns up in Manhattan, Rollie faces a Rite of Passage ordeal, confronting a deadly enemy bent on revenge.

Mangela, an Australian aborigine who helped raise Rollie, tracks a stolen artifact to New York but needs Rollie's strength and expertise to recover it from a renegade tribesman -- a man who nearly killed Rollie when he was a child. Rollie undertakes the quest of a lifetime, fulfilling a prophetic vision he had years ago, to save his friend and face down his own primitive fears in the ultimate one-on-one challenge.

#211 "Spanish Harlem"

Writer: Robert Hopkins, Director: Paul Lynch

Rollie and Mira dance to a Latin beat as they chase the stolen F/X van through Spanish Harlem and find themselves caught up in a deadly manhunt.

A frantic phone call from Mira's ex-husband sends Rollie and Mira on a rescue mission into the old 'hood. But things go bad when the van is ripped off and a squad of high-tech killers joins the pursuit.

* Featuring the "Rock en espanol band" "Pastilla."

#212 "Stand-Off"

Writer: William Gray, Director: Brad Turner

Rollie provides cover for a young federal witness and ends up being pursued cross-country by a gang of Road Warriors bent on murder.

Rollie and Angie do Mira a favor by providing cover for a young federal witness. The situation explodes in their faces when a high-tech motorcycle gang tracks them down and beseighes them in an abandoned farm. Result: total war!

#213 "Vigilantes"

Writer: Edward Bernero, Director: Brenton Spencer

When a killer goes free on a courtroom technicality, Rollie and Mira decide to take the law into their own hands -- F/X style.

It's revenge twice over when Ricky Delacruz (KEVIN SMITH) escapes justice and goes after the man who almost put him away: Rollie Tyler. But his victim ends up being Angie, and Rollie sets out to even the score . . . no matter what it takes!

#214 "Reaper"

Writer: Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton, Director: Neill Fearnley

Random deaths in Kansas . . . the cold-blooded murder of a militia cell in Pennsylvania . . . the apparent suicide of a government scientist in New York -- threads that lead Rollie, Angie and Mira into a shadowy world where nothing is as it seems. When they learn the conspirators intend to wipe out the only people who know the truth about a bio-engineering project gone horribly wrong, Rollie faces the ride of his life, dangling from a helicopter riding a nerve gas weapon, in a race against certain death -- for himself and half of New York City!

#215 "Inferno"

Writer: Jim Henshaw, Director: Mike Vejar

To clear his name when he is blamed for a flashover fire on set, Rollie probes the twisted psyche of a high-tech arsonist (MICHAEL RHODES) and, with the help of one of his victims (SABRINA GRDEVICH), enters a dark world of betrayal and deceit, culminating in a showdown in a blazing inferno where the only goal becomes survival.

#216 "Chiller"

Writer: Alex Boon, Director: Neall Fearnley

Rollie, Angie and Mira enter the world of life after death to solve the murder of a hapless drifter. The frozen body of a nameless drifter is discovered on the set of Rollie's latest flick and leads Rollie, Angie and Mira to Bio-Dorm, a cryonics laboratory owned and operated by David Craymore (TOM McCAMUS). Craymore's experiments on human victims have convinced him that he, too, can reap the benefits of suspended death and be reunited with his departed wife. But he needs an organ donor to take the icy ride into the future with them. And Angie is the perfect candidate. Rollie and Mira discover the chilling truth almost too late and together pull Angie back from beyond the brink of frozen death.

#217 "Thief"

Writer: Robert Hopkins, Director: Mike Vejar

Rollie takes on the persona of a high society jewel thief to snare the mysterious mastermind behind a series of daring and unsolvable crimes.

Rollie and Angie get to put on the Ritz as they become cat burglars to the rich and famous to lure the reclusive super-thief Sebastian (ROBIN SACHS) from his high-tech lair. In the process, they move from simulated robberies to the real things, putting their reputations -- and their lives -- on the line.

#218 "Red Storm"

Writer: Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton, Director: J. Miles Dale

Victor Loubar (ANDREAS APERGIS) returns to wreak a terrible vengeance on Rollie and Angie.

Loubar is back -- with a vengeance! His assignment: to kill the Chinese Trade Minister. Using Rollie's identity, and three days stolen from his life, Loubar constructs a perfect frame. Unless Rollie stops the assassination, his life as a free man is over. But there's more to Loubar's bid for revenge, and his dark and twisted act will change the lives of Rollie and Angie forever.

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