MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 995 this week

The Fly II (1989)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  10 February 1989 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 15,438 users  
Reviews: 116 user | 76 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 4 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Fly II" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Fly II (1989)

The Fly II (1989) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Fly II.

User Polls

3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Fly (1958)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price
The Fly (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A bartender in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a secret identity. His past lover returns to town, after years of living in New York City, to investigate a story. Their rekindled romance ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Budzynski
Stars: Willie The Kid, Linnae Caurdy, Jamal Chilton
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

15 years after the events of "The Fly," Andre's son does some transportation experimentation of his own.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, David Frankham
Horror | Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Brian Donlevy, George Baker, Carole Gray
The Blob (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
Mukha (2015)
Drama | Mystery
Director: Evgeniy Kudryavtsev
Stars: Margo Alison, Oleg Akulich, Aleksandr Sibirtsev
Scanners (1981)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan
The Fly (1986)
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
Videodrome (1983)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits
The Vagrant (1992)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A business man buys a house, but he has a hard time trying to get of its previous tenant, a dirty bum.

Director: Chris Walas
Stars: Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell
Critters 2 (1988)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, set their appetites on the next neighboring town.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Terrence Mann
The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Martin
...
Beth
Lee Richardson ...
Bartok
...
Frank C. Turner ...
Shepard (as Frank Turner)
Ann Marie Lee ...
Jainway
...
Scorby (as Gary Chalk)
Saffron Henderson ...
Ronnie
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)
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Like father, like son. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Fly 2  »

Box Office

Gross:

$20,021,322 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stathis saying "Don't sit there!" to Martin, when Martin and Beth pay a visit to Stathis, to confront him about the truth behind the death of his father and the cure, was John Getz's idea. 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!
See more »

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 »

Connections

Featured in Faut que ça danse! (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
It's not Cronenberg, but it's not total trash either
24 June 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Seth Brundle's offspring, Martin, is born and begins his life in a controlled lab environment at Bartok Industries. He grows at an accelerated rate both physically and intellectually. After seeing some of the ruthless ethic that the company has towards its experiments and the length they go for results Martin goes on a rampage and escapes. Also, his mysterious and idling chromosomes start to become active and he begins to mutate. First he has better strength and speed and soon he turns into a monster.

Much of the visceral symbols and themes from David Cronenberg's film are lost at the expense of gore and special effects, but parts of this obviously inferior film are nonetheless engaging. The character's motivation is clear, the atmosphere is pretty defined, and the film's last act is pretty exciting. Featuring some good gore effects and a ruthless act of revenge against an evil character ultimately make this film more satisfying than its reputation would suggest. 5/10

Rated R for violence, gore/gruesome images, and a sex scene


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did the dog scene give anyone nightmares? curled7
'...he bugged me.' willcleckv
Martin's Cocoon luckyluvr22
Did anyone notice jenja56
Another goof? Pegasus7
A better ending woeyloey
Discuss The Fly II (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?