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The Fly II (1989)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  10 February 1989 (USA)
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The almost human son of "The Fly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wish to continue his father's experiments.

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Martin
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Beth
Lee Richardson ...
Bartok
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Frank C. Turner ...
Shepard (as Frank Turner)
Ann Marie Lee ...
Jainway
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Scorby (as Gary Chalk)
Saffron Henderson ...
Harley Cross ...
10 year old Martin
Matthew Moore ...
4 year old Martin
Rob Roy ...
Andrew Rhodes ...
Pat Bermel ...
William S. Taylor ...
Dr. Trimble (as William Taylor)
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Seth Brundle was a renowned scientist whose warped experiments with teleportation transformed him into a man/fly hybrid called BrundleFly. A few months after the BrundleFly insect met its demise by his lover's, Veronica, shotgun, she dies while giving birth to their son, Martin. Seth's corrupt employer, Bartok, adopts Martin, only so Martin can solve the new problems that the still-functioning TelePods present and to use him as a science project because of the dormant insect genes. Martin is now fully grown, even though he is five, and the fly genes begin to awaken and make him just like dear, dead dad. With the help of his girlfriend, Beth, they go to wherever they can find a possible cure before Bartok finds them and brings them back, but not before Martin finishes his transformation into MartinFly, the deadliest of the BrundleFly species. Written by Will

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Like father, like son. See more »

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10 February 1989 (USA)  »

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The Fly 2  »

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$20,021,322 (USA)
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Trivia

Like "Return of the Fly", "The Fly II" was given a happy ending. See more »

Goofs

Just after Martin discovers he is being observed and recorded in his private room and is watching the video tapes, he flips through a folder of files - but there is nothing on the pages. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Veronica Quaife (on videotape): Oh, my God! There's something wrong! I can feel it!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits for The Fly (1986), CWI effects artist Guy Hudson used the pseudonym "Sir Guy of Hudson". For The Fly II (1989)'s credits, a "II" was added to the same pseudonym. See more »

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Featured in Shameful Sequels: The Fly II (2012) See more »

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LOCK, STOCK AND TEARDROPS
Written by Roger Miller
Performed by k.d. lang (as k. d. lang)
Courtesy of SIRE RECORDS
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Sequel To Remake.
16 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Chris Walas took over directing duties from David Cronenberg in this sequel, which begins with the birth of Martin Brundle, the offspring of his late parents after his father Seth had been genetically altered by the telepods. He grows at a rapid rate, and five years later is fully grown(and played by Eric Stoltz). He has been adopted by Bartok(played by Lee Richardson), millionaire industrialist who had funded Seth's experiments, and owns the technology, and has tried in vain to perfect it, though hopes that Martin can make it work, since he has inherited his father's intellect. Unfortunately, Martin starts to change much like his father, and goes on the run from the corrupt Bartok, with his girlfriend Beth(played by Daphne Zuniga) with him, desperately trying to reverse the process, and avoid the tragic fates of his parents...

Frustrating sequel is scrupulously faithful to the first, with solid continuity and performances, but somebody let it slip away into gory melodramatic foolishness. A real shame, and the fate of Martin's poor dog is heartbreaking, and by far the most disturbing thing about this film, though it is resolved satisfactorily, with the evil Bartok reaping what he sewed...


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