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Seth Brundle is a scientist working on teleportation. Just when he thinks he's ironed out the last bug in his system, the intervention of a common house fly turns Seth into a 6 foot insect. The transformation from man to fly is gradual but horrific, and is witnessed by Veronica; a reporter documenting Seth's story. Seth has some time to try to find a cure, but is there enough time...?
Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.
Title: Fly, The
Release Date: August 15, 1986
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 7.4
Buried.com Rating: 8.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F
MPAA Rating: R
Jeff Goldblum ...Seth Brundle
Geena Davis ...Veronica Quaife
John Getz ...Stathis Borans
Joy Boushel ...Tawny
Leslie Carlson ...Dr. Brent Cheevers (as Les Carlson)
George Chuvalo ...Marky
Michael Copeman ...2nd Man in Bar
David Cronenberg ...Gynecologist
Carol Lazare ...Nurse
Shawn Hewitt ...Clerk
Charles Edward Pogue
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More Movie Taglines:
- Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.
- Be afraid. Be very afraid.
- HALF MAN, HALF INSECT...TOTAL TERROR!
- Something went wrong in the lab today...something very wrong...
- Seth Brundle: My teeth have begun to fall out. The medicine cabinet is now the Brundle Museum of Natural History. You wanna see what else is in it?
Seth Brundle: What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore... I know what the disease wants. Ronnie: What does the disease want? Seth Brundle: It wants to... turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else. Ronnie: Turned into what? Seth Brundle: Whaddaya think? A fly. Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming... Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
Seth Brundle: You have to leave now, and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects... don't have politics. They're very... brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first... insect politician. Y'see, I'd like to, but... I'm afraid, uh... Ronnie: I don't know what you're trying to say. Seth Brundle: I'm saying... I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over... and the insect is awake. Ronnie: No. no, Seth... Seth Brundle: I'm saying... I'll hurt you if you stay.
Tawny: [after Seth says it's Tawny's turn to teleport] I'm afraid. Seth Brundle: Don't be afraid. Ronnie: No. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Tawny: [after Seth teleports] Wow! Are you some sort of magician?
- Director Cameo: [David Cronenberg] obstetrician who delivers the maggot baby.
Several sequences were filmed but cut from the final release, including: a sequence where Brundle sends a cat and the surviving baboon through the telepods, resulting in a mutated creature he beats to death with a pipe; a scene where Brundle climbs the outside of his building as an insect limb emerges from his side; and an alternate ending in which Veronica has another dream of her unborn child, this time as a baby with beautiful butterfly wings.
The inspiration for the design of the telepods came from the shape of the cylinder in director David Cronenberg's vintage Ducati motorcycle. Brundlefly's "vomit drop" was, in reality, made from honey, eggs, and milk.
It took nearly five hours to apply the most extensive makeup stages to actor Jeff Goldblum.
The Chris Walas, Inc. designers studied graphic books on disease as a starting point for their "Brundlefly" makeup/creature designs. The final "Brundlefly" creature is horribly deformed and asymmetrical. This reflects director David Cronenberg's idea that the creature shouldn't be a giant fly, but rather a literal fusion of a man and an insect that embodies elements of both.
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