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Director:
Writers:
George Langelaan (short story)
Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong. See more »
Plot:
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
George Langelaan (short story)

Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay) and
David Cronenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Marc Boyman .... co-producer
Stuart Cornfeld .... producer
Kip Ohman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Art Direction by
Rolf Harvey 
 
Set Decoration by
Elinor Rose Galbraith 
 
Costume Design by
Denise Cronenberg 
 
Makeup Department
Shonagh Jabour .... makeup artist
Ivan Lynch .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
David Coatsworth .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Board .... first assistant director
Tom Quinn .... third assistant director
Patricia Rozema .... third assistant director
Kim H. Winther .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Corriveau .... property master
Joe Curtin .... construction manager
Danielle Fleury .... set dresser
Ian Fraser .... head carpenter
Paul Hotte .... assistant props
Gary Jack .... set dresser
Nick Kosonic .... scenic artist
James McAteer .... set designer
Harold Michelson .... art department visual consultant
Nancey Pankiw .... first assistant art director
Ian Wheatley .... assistant set dresser
 
Sound Department
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Richard Cadger .... dialogue editor
Pat Calvert .... assistant sound editor
Bryan Day .... production sound
David Evans .... supervising sound editor
Michael Followes .... assistant sound editor
David Giammarco .... assistant sound editor
Wayne Griffin .... supervising sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael LaCroix .... production sound
Robin Leigh .... adr editor
Susan Maggi .... assistant sound editor
Sandra Moffat .... assistant sound editor
Steve Munro .... assistant sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Jane Tattersall .... sound effects editor
Don White .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Don White .... foley recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects
Ted Ross .... special effects
Chris Walas .... creature effects
Clark Johnson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Bigelow .... motion control supervisor
Dennis Dorney .... optical compositing
Michael Ferriter .... optical compositing
Robert Hall .... optical compositing
Fred Iguchi .... motion control supervisor
Lesley Mallgrave .... visual effects coordinator
Lee Wilson .... computer and video effects supervisor
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual effects supervisor
James Balsam .... motion control camera operator (uncredited)
Tom Bisogno .... CG animation (uncredited)
Paul Griffin .... senior animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Brent Meyer .... stunt double: Brundle
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Sam Bojin .... second electrician
Charlotte Disher .... camera apprentice
Attila Dory .... still photographer
David Hynes .... dolly grip
Mark Manchester .... key grip
Marvin Midwicki .... first assistant camera
Robin Miller .... additional photographer
Donna Mobbs .... second assistant camera
Ronald G. Paulauskas .... assistant key grip
Don Payne .... grip
Kenneth Post .... additional photographer
Ian D. Scott .... first electrician
David Willetts .... best boy electric
 
Animation Department
Katherine Kean .... animation effects designer
Mitchell Rothzeid .... animation effects designer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Trysha Bakker .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Cherie MacNeill .... second assistant editor
Carol McBride .... post-production coordinator
Kant Pan .... assistant editor: London
Michael Rea .... first assistant editor
Susan Shipton .... second assistant editor
Steve Weslak .... assembly editor
 
Music Department
Homer Denison .... orchestrator
Keith Grant .... music recording engineer
London Philharmonic Orchestra .... musician
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Gerry O'Riordan .... assistant music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Wolchock .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Peter Albrecht .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Peter Babakitis .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Brent Baker .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Jon Berg .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Don Bies .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Rob Burman .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Kirk Cheney .... revolving stage designer and fabricator
Blair Clark .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Debbie Cooke .... production coordinator
Doreen Davis .... production accountant
Stephan Dupuis .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Keith Edmier .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Prudence Emery .... unit publicist
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Bob Hall .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Jonathan Horton .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Guy Hudson .... creature effects: C.W.I. (as Sir Guy of Hudson)
James Isaac .... creature effects: C.W.I. (as Jim Smash Isaac)
Conrad Itchener .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Mike Jobe .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Gary Kanew .... title designer
Doron Kernerman .... gymnastics double
Mary-Louise Kingery .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Susan Kinnevy .... assistant to producer
Patricia Kowchak .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Tony Laudati .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Kelly Lepkowsky .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Michelle Linder .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Susan C. MacQuarrie .... craft service (as Susan MacQuarrie)
Barbara Mainguy .... assistant: Mr. Cornfeld
Steve Martin .... animal trainer
Donald Mowat .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Jerrold Neidig .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Gregg Olsson .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Michael Owens .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Zandra Platzek .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Margaret Prentice .... creature effects: C.W.I. (as Margaret Beserra)
Robin Ralston .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Gillian Richardson .... script supervisor
Howard Rothschild .... location manager
Rick Schmidlin .... assistant to producer
Mike Smithson .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Valerie Sofranko .... creature effects: C.W.I.
William Stoneham .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Romuald Sunny .... gymnastics double (as Romuald Vervin)
Debra Tomei .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Wim van Thillo .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Carol Walas .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Mark Walas .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Harold Weed .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Mark Williams .... creature effects: C.W.I.
Randy Auerbach .... assistant: Mr. Brooks (uncredited)
David Franklyn-Ratchford .... set stand-by (uncredited)
Michael Lennick .... technical consultant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2006) (DVD) | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1989) (VHS) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1986) (theatrical) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1988) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
An early treatment for a sequel, written by Tim Lucas, involved Veronica Quaife dealing with the evils of the Bartok company. Brundle's consciousness had somehow survived within the Telepod computer, and the Bartok scientists had enslaved him and were using him to develop the system for cloning purposes. Brundle becomes able to communicate with Veronica through the computer, and he eventually takes control of the Bartok complex's security systems to gruesomely attack the villains. Eventually, Veronica frees Brundle by conspiring with him to reintegrate a non-contaminated version of his original body. Cronenberg endorsed the concept at the time. Geena Davis was open to doing a sequel (and only pulled out of "The Fly II" because her character was to be killed off in the opening scene), while Goldblum was not (although he was okay with the cameo), and this treatment reflects that. However, a later treatment written by Jim and Ken Wheat was used as the basis for the final script, written by Frank Darabont. Mick Garris also wrote a treatment, with elements incorporated into the final film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Just as BrundleFly and the part of the Telepod are teleported together, a piece of an arm of a puppeteer in a blue shirt can be briefly seen behind the Telepod.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Seth Brundle:What am I working on? Uhh... I'm working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it.
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50 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece aided by special effects, 22 July 2000
Author: Fabian

I think that this is a grossly underrated film - a noteworthy landmark in modern horror. I would expect nothing less than excellent from my favourite director Cronenberg, and this doesn't disappoint. Goldblum's performance is particularly good as the nervy scientist Brundle, but I think the main reason for the film's achievement is its structure - very subtle, very well made. Most of the action takes place in the last third of the picture, but there is a great suspense building up to that point. And the special effects are jaw-dropping - Brundle's hideous transformation is reminiscent of Lynch's 'The Elephant Man'. This film has a reputation for being unnecessarily gory, which is actually not at all true. It is a very intelligent picture, about love and other issues as much as horror, and a must-see for anyone.

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