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The Fly II (1989)

The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" searches for a cure to his mutated genes while being monitored by a nefarious corporation that wishes to continue his father's experiments.

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Scorby (as Gary Chalk)
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10 year old Martin
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4 year old Martin
Rob Roy ...
Wiley
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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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$6,751,371 (USA) (12 February 1989)

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$20,021,322 (USA)
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Trivia

The first videotape of Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) (where he theorizes that the teleporter improved him) is actually part of a deleted scene from The Fly (1986). The scene was slightly edited for this film, and Veronica's (Geena Davis's) voice was dubbed over by Saffron Henderson (who plays Veronica at the beginning of The Fly II). See more »

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At the beginning of the movie Veronica is defibrillated, but she still has a strong pulse, of over 100. See more »

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[first lines]
Veronica Quaife (on videotape): Oh, my God! There's something wrong! I can feel it!
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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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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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Watchable, but average Horror Sequel
4 January 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Son of Seth Brundle (Eric Stoltz) is raised in a laboratory by the company that funded Brundle's ground breaking research. He grows much faster than a normal man and is intellectually superior even at the age of 5, he is asked to continue his fathers work and begins to mix with other people, finally developing his young emotions; that is until the part of him that is Fly begins to take control.

The movie does start really well and has an interesting plot, but the acting is not sufficient enough to capture the complexities of the character and sell them to the audience.

The horror is really just a gore-fest that fails to be scary despite the desperate efforts of the sound engineers and the music score.

It's not awful, but it is inferior to the original 5/10


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