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The Fly -- Mukha is the nickname of Vera Mukhina, a 16-year old schoolgirl from a small Russian town. She has lived alone since her mother died, taken up boxing and never asked anyone for help. One day a man comes into her life and tells her he is her father.
The Fly -- Mukha is the nickname of Vera Mukhina, a 16-year old schoolgirl from a small Russian town. She has lived alone since her mother died, taken up boxing and never asked anyone for help. One day a man comes into her life and tells her he is her father.
The Fly -- A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
The Fly -- Helen does not believe that her husband created a teleport machine.

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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 »
User Reviews:
A very terrible film to see… See more (261 total) »

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
William Reilly .... motion control technician
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:
This was the first theatrical film to have its broadcast premiere on the Fox television network.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Veronica interviews Seth for the first time, she has to flip the tape because it reached the end. Later on, when she presents the tape to Stathis, it apparently starts from the beginning.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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FAQ

How does the movie end?
Would Seth Brundle's final solution have really worked?
Would the arm-wrestler's wrist really have broken like that?
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34 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
A very terrible film to see…, 6 December 2008

David Cronenberg's version of "The Fly" has little in common with Kurt Neumann's 1958 film of the same title, one of the cheaply made 'creature-features' of the 1950s… Instead, it reveals many of the director's obsessions…

Jeff Goldblum is Seth Brundle, a Mad Scientist who is working on 'teleporting', a means of transporting objects through space… Geena Davis is Veronica Quaife, a magazine writer who becomes interested in his work, and in him… They start an affair, but Seth believes Veronica is still seeing her former lover… In a rage he tries to transport himself, and his genes become caught up with a fly that gets into the machine… Slowly Seth takes on the features of an insect…

As in other Cronenberg's films, sexuality is seen as a dangerous force that leads to disaster… Seth cannot get his amazing machine to transport living creatures until he has experienced the delights of sex with Veronica, but then almost immediately his jealousy leads more like a fly he develops a raging libido; the more physically repulsive he is, the more he wants sex…

Like many successful films of the 1980s, "The Fly" is a hybrid, fusing elements of both horror and science fiction… Considering that the plot is from the latter genre, the elements of fear and disgust with the human body are traditional to horror… Both genres, as this film will illustrate, benefited greatly from the increasing sophistication of contemporary special effects technique, and the make-up abilities… The success of the film led to sequel in 1989, in which the son of Seth and Veronica begins to display familiar symptoms…

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