Rollie Tyler is a special-effects expert for low-budget Hollywood movies. As gangster Nicholas DeFranco 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, a detective, steps in to investigate the murder.
Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young, Mason Adams, Jerry Orbach, Joe Grifasi, Martha Gehman, Roscoe Ormon, Trey Wilson, Tom Noonan, Paul D'Amato, Josie DeGuzman, Jean DeBaer, M'el Dowd, Tim Gallin, Patrick Stack, John Doumanian, Ray Iannicelli, Ed Crowley, Gibby Brand, Jim Elliot, Christopher Curry, James Lovelett, George Kodisch, James Pickens Jr., Michael Fischetti, Angela Bassett, John F McLoughlin, Jim Babchak, Bernie Friedman, Drummond Erskine, Joseph Pentangelo, John DeBello