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F/X: The Series is a television series based on the film F/X, starring Cameron Daddo, Christina Cox, Kevin Dobson (season 1), Jacqueline Torres (season 2), Carrie-Anne Moss and Jason Blicker. It ran for 40 episodes from 1996 through 1998.

F/X: The Series
StarringCameron Daddo
Christina Cox
Kevin Dobson
Chris P. Anson (season 1)
Jacqueline Torres (season 2)
Jason Blicker
Carrie-Anne Moss (recurring)
Theme music composerChristophe Beck
Opening themeChristophe Beck
Ending themeChristophe Beck
Composer(s)Christophe Beck
Adam Berry (additional music)
Mark Kilian (additional music)
Eric Colvin (additional music)
Kevin Manthei (additional music)
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40
Production
Producer(s)Stephen Downing
Jay Firestone
Running time1 hour
Production company(s)Rysher Entertainment
Fireworks Entertainment Inc.
DistributorRysher Entertainment
Release
Original networkCTV (Canada), Syndication (US)
Original release1996 –
1998

Much or all of the show was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (save for stock footage to make it appear to be New York City). The opening sequence ended with a television crew in the foreground loading trucks, and an enormous advertisement (painted on the rear of a building) for The Phantom of the Opera, of which a theatrical production was showing in Toronto at the time.

Contents

PremiseEdit

The show focuses on Rollie Tyler (Cameron Daddo), a special effects man in NYC, who assists NYPD detective Leo McCarthy (Kevin Dobson) in capturing criminals. In the second season, Dobson's character was killed and replaced with Mira Sanchez (Jacqueline Torres).

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1996–97)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1
2
1
2
"The Illusion"Paul LynchJohn FasanoSeptember 9, 1996 (1996-09-09)
33"Zero Hour"Eric TillMary Crawford & Alan TempletonSeptember 16, 1996 (1996-09-16)
44"High Risk"Mike VejarWilliam GraySeptember 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)
55"Payback"Mike VejarWilliam GraySeptember 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
66"The Ring"Mike VejarWilliam GrayOctober 7, 1996 (1996-10-07)
77"Dingo"Allan EastmanWilliam GrayOctober 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
88"White Light"Mario AzzopardiMary Crawford & Alan TempletonOctober 21, 1996 (1996-10-21)
99"The Brotherhood"Jim CharlestonJohn SheppardOctober 28, 1996 (1996-10-28)
1010"French Kiss"Allan EastmanRobert HopkinsNovember 4, 1996 (1996-11-04)
1111"Eye of the Dragon"Mike VejarRobert HopkinsNovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
1212"Target"Mike VejarMary Crawford & Alan TempletonNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
1313"Supernote"Steve DiMarcoJohn ConsidineNovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
1414"Medea"Jon CassarAlison Lea BingemanJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
1515"Shivaree"Mike VejarMary Crawford & Alan TempletonJanuary 27, 1997 (1997-01-27)
1616"Gemini"Paul LynchJohn SheppardFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
1717"Double Image"Paul LynchRobert HopkinsFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
1818"Quicksilver"Mike VejarAlison Lea BingemanFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
1919"Get Fast"Allan EastmanMary Crawford & Alan TempletonApril 21, 1997 (1997-04-21)
2020"Bad Influence"J. Miles DaleJohn SheppardApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
2121"Reunion"Paul LynchWilliam GrayMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)
2222"Script Doctor"Steve DiMarcoJohn FasanoMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)

Season 2 (1997–98)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
231"Requiem for a Cop"Paul LynchStephen DowningSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
242"Unfinished Business"Paul LynchEdward Allen BerneroSeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)
253"Siege"Doug LeflerWilliam GraySeptember 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
264"Shooting Mickey"William GereghtyMary Crawford & Alan TempletonOctober 6, 1997 (1997-10-06)
275"Deep Cover"Stephen PoseyMary Crawford & Alan TempletonOctober 13, 1997 (1997-10-13)
286"House of Horrors"Mario AzzopardiAvrum JacobsonOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)
297"High Roller"James HeadMary Crawford & Alan TempletonOctober 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
308"Ritual"Doug LeflerTeleplay by: Damian Kindler & Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton
Story by: Damian Kindler
November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
319"Spanish Harlem"Paul LynchRobert HopkinsNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
3210"Flashback"Paul LynchDoug MolitorNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
3311"Standoff"Brad TurnerWilliam GrayFebruary 2, 1998 (1998-02-02)
3412"Vigilantes"Brenton SpencerEdward Allen BerneroFebruary 9, 1998 (1998-02-09)
3513"Reaper"Neill FearnleyMary Crawford & Alan TempletonFebruary 16, 1998 (1998-02-16)
3614"Inferno"Mike VejarJim HenshawFebruary 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
3715"Evil Eye"James HeadJ. Larry Carroll & David Bennett CarrenMay 4, 1998 (1998-05-04)
3816"Chiller"Neill FearnleyAlex BoonMay 11, 1998 (1998-05-11)
3917"Thief"Mike VejarRobert HopkinsMay 18, 1998 (1998-05-18)
4018"Red Storm"J. Miles DaleMary Crawford & Alan TempletonMay 25, 1998 (1998-05-25)

DVD releasesEdit

Alliance Home Entertainment has released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 (Canada only).[1][2]

In Region 2, Cinema Club released the first season on DVD in the UK on March 27, 2006.[3]

DVD Name Ep# Region 1 (CAN) Region 2 (UK)
Season 1 22 September 28, 2010 March 27, 2006
Season 2 18 October 26, 2010 TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "F/X: The Series Season 1: Amazon.ca: DVD".
  2. ^ "F/X: The Series - Season 2: Amazon.ca: DVD".
  3. ^ "Fx: Series 1 (DVD) Amazon.co.uk: Fx: the Series: Film & TV".

External linksEdit