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The Fly (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 16 July 1958 (USA)
A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

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After her husband Andre Delambre is crushed to death in a mechanical press, his wife recounts to his brother Francois Delambre and police Inspector Charas the events of the previous few months. They were very much in love and with their little boy, a very happy family. Andre was experimenting with teleportation - transporting objects from one point to another by breaking the object down to the atomic level and then reassembling it in a receiver a distance away. The system had some glitches - it seemed to work with inanimate object but his cat disappeared when he tried teleporting it. He thinks he's solved all of the problems with his invention and decides to try and teleport himself. When a fly enters the teleportation device with him, disaster strikes. Written by garykmcd

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Andre wears the same clothes in nearly every scene during the film, with the exception of the night he goes to the ballet. See more »

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At the beginning of the film in the factory when the watchman hears the hydraulic press first come on, the amount of time before he investigates is much shorter that when the flashback is recounted by Helene. Plus her screams are not heard at the beginning. See more »

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Andre Delambre: Help me! Help meeee!
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As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams....
16 May 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams.... Then as a teenager I watched the "Fly" on TV and still Jumped back in fear at the sight of that horrible face! A few years later my friends and I watched it on TV again, but this time I turned down the sound at the scary scenes ( theorizing that the music was the cause of the fear) but even at low volume the haunting cries of "Help me...Help me" gave me the chills. A MUST SEE DF.


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