Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is the best special effects artist in showbiz. But this time it's not the studios seeking him out... it's the Justice Department. His assignment: to stage the assassination of an important underworld witness. And after he pulls the illusion off, making the informant disappear - Rollie is dumbfounded to learn that he's being pinned for the murder! Double-crossed and now hunted by those who hired him, Rollie quickly learns that he can trust no-one... and that the only thing left that can save his life is his unequaled mastery of illusion!