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10 February 1989 (USA) See more »
Like father, like son. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Eric Stoltz ... Martin

Daphne Zuniga ... Beth
Lee Richardson ... Bartok

John Getz ... Stathis
Frank C. Turner ... Shepard (as Frank Turner)
Ann Marie Lee ... Jainway

Garry Chalk ... Scorby (as Gary Chalk)
Saffron Henderson ... Ronnie
Harley Cross ... 10 year old Martin
Matthew Moore ... 4 year old Martin
Rob Roy ... Wiley
Andrew Rhodes ... Hargis
Pat Bermel ... Mackenzie
William S. Taylor ... Dr. Trimble (as William Taylor)

Jerry Wasserman ... Simms

Duncan Fraser ... Obstetrician
Janet Hodgkinson ... Nurse
Sean O'Byrne ... Perinatologist
Mike Winlaw ... Neonatologist
Allan Lysell ... Guard 'A'
Suzanne Ristic ... Guard #1
Danny Virtue ... Guard #2
Kimelly Anne Warren ... Maria
Ken Camroux ... Linder

Bruce Harwood ... Technician

Lorena Gale ... Woman
Bill Dow ... Man
David Mylrea ... Flywalker
Robert Metcalfe ... Observer #1

Garwin Sanford ... Observer #2
Tom Heaton ... Manager
Cecilia Warren ... Anchorwoman
Andrea Mann ... Cute Girl
Sterling Cottingham ... Baby Martin - newborn
Rodney Clough Jr. ... Martin Brundle - 1 1 / 2 years old
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael S. Bolton ... Angry dad at the snack bar (scenes deleted)

Jeff Goldblum ... Seth Brundle (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chris Walas 
Writing credits
Mick Garris (screenplay) and
Jim Wheat (screenplay) &
Ken Wheat (screenplay) and
Frank Darabont (screenplay)

Mick Garris (story)

George Langelaan (characters)

Produced by
Stuart Cornfeld .... executive producer
Steven-Charles Jaffe .... producer
Gillian Richardson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
Cinematography by
Robin Vidgeon (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sean Barton 
Casting by
Deborah Lucchesi 
Production Design by
Michael S. Bolton 
Art Direction by
Sandy Cochrane 
Set Decoration by
Rose Marie McSherry 
Costume Design by
Christopher Ryan 
Makeup Department
Jayne Dancose .... makeup artist
Stephan Dupuis .... special effects makeup supervisor: Chris Walas Inc.
Sherry Linder-Gygli .... hair stylist (as Sherry Linder)
Dennis Pawlik .... special effects makeup: Chris Walas Inc.
Sydney Silvert .... assistant makeup artist
Jo-Anne Smith-Ojeil .... special effects makeup: Chris Walas Inc. (as Joanne Smith)
Brenda Turner .... assistant hair stylist (as Brenda Gibson)
Production Management
Fitch Cady .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Coleman .... second assistant director
Peter D. Marshall .... first assistant director
Kenna Marshall-Pittman .... third assistant director (as Kenna Marshall-Pitman)
Peter Talbot .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
James H. Chow .... prop master (as Jim Chow)
James Clare .... on-set dresser (as Jim Clare)
Annmarie Corbett .... set buyer
Steve Craine .... lead painter
Mark Davidson .... set dresser
David Durand .... storyboard artist
Dean Eilertson .... set dresser
Don Gervais .... construction foreman
Roland-Marie Gervais .... head painter (as Roland Gervais)
Helen Jarvis .... model maker
Jan Kobylka .... construction engineer
Mark Lane .... set dresser
Catherine Leighton .... prop buyer
Avo Liva .... head greensman
Kim MacKenzie .... assistant set decorator
Russell Mastine .... on set painter
Max Matsuoka .... special props builder
Sigrid Mekkinosson .... draughtsman
Jennifer Moore .... art department trainee
Paul Mulder .... assistant prop master
Glen W. Pearson .... assistant art director (as Glen Pearson)
Matt Reddy .... storesman
Thom Wells .... construction coordinator
John G. Anderson .... construction buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
B.J. Clayden .... boom operator (as B. J. Clayden)
Patrick Dodd .... adr editor
Patrick Dodd .... dialogue editor
Polly Holmes .... assistant sound editor
Danny Kopelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Murray .... supervising sound editor
David Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
E. Jeane Putnam .... assistant sound editor (as Jeane Putnam)
Joan Rowe .... foley walker
Michael Salvetta .... foley walker
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley walker
Maia Veres .... sound intern
Jennifer L. Ware .... apprentice sound editor (as Jennifer Ware)
Jennifer L. Ware .... sound effects recordist (as Jennifer Ware)
Jeff Watts .... foley editor
Ralph Wikke .... sound effects editor
Rob Young .... sound mixer
Philip Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Daryl Alexander .... machinist
Jon Berg .... creature effects supervisor: Chris Walas Inc.
Don Bies .... mechanical engineer: Chris Walas Inc.
Rory Cutler .... assistant special effects
Tess Felix .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc.
Corbin Fox .... assistant special effects
Cydney Gabosch .... purchasing agent: Chris Walas Inc.
Maggie Gibbons .... accounting: Chris Walas Inc.
Charlie Grant .... trainee: Chris Walas Inc.
David Hinks .... assistant special effects
Guy Hudson .... mechanical engineer: Chris Walas Inc. (as Sir Guy Of Hudson II)
Conrad Itchener .... mold maker: Chris Walas Inc.
Erik Jensen .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc.
Mike Jobe .... mold maker: Chris Walas Inc.
Don Leask .... assistant special effects
Lars Lenander .... head machinist
Kelly Lepkowsky .... mechanical engineer: Chris Walas Inc.
Victoria Lewis .... mold maker: Chris Walas Inc.
Dean Lockwood .... first assistant special effects
Tamia Marg .... painter: Chris Walas Inc.
Buzz Neidig .... sculptor: Chris Walas Inc.
Alan Peterson .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc.
Kamela Portuges .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc.
Mark Rappaport .... mechanical engineer: Chris Walas Inc.
Mark Rappaport .... puppeteer: "The Fly"
Michael Steffe .... mechanical engineer: Chris Walas Inc.
Lorraine Stockton .... trainee: Chris Walas Inc. (as Lorraine Konst)
Tom Sullivan .... sculptor: Chris Walas Inc.
John Thomas .... special effects coordinator
Debra Tomei .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc. (as Debra Tomei-Eves)
Wim van Thillo .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc. (as Wim Van Thillo)
Lauren Vogt .... fabricator and finisher: Chris Walas Inc.
Carol Walas .... project coordinator: Chris Walas Inc. (as Carol A. Kaefer)
Chris Walas .... effects designer and creator: Chris Walas Inc.
Mark Walas .... effects shop supervisor: Chris Walas Inc.
Harold Weed .... sculptor: Chris Walas Inc. (as Howie Weed)
Joel Whist .... special effects assistant
Lauren Wohl .... painter: Chris Walas Inc.
Visual Effects by
Michael Backes .... computer graphics consultant
Beth Block .... optical compositing: Lookout Mountain Films
Marsha Gray Carrington .... animation assistant: Available Light Ltd. (as Marsha Carrington)
Rhonda C. Gunner .... video and graphic displays: Video Image, Los Angeles (as Rhonda Gunner)
Richard E. Hollander .... video and graphic displays: Video Image, Los Angeles (as Richard Hollander)
Marti Julian .... animation assistant: Available Light Ltd.
Katherine Kean .... animator: Available Light Ltd.
Candace Lewis .... animation assistant: Available Light Ltd.
Gregory L. McMurry .... video and graphic displays: Video Image, Los Angeles (as Gregory McMurry)
Klaus Melchior .... video and graphic displays: Video Image/Molokai, Vancouver
January Nordman .... animator: Available Light Ltd. (as January R. Nordman)
Nina Salerno .... animation assistant: Available Light Ltd.
Joseph Thomas .... animator: Available Light Ltd.
John T. Van Vliet .... animator: Available Light Ltd.
John C. Wash .... video and graphic displays: Video Image, Los Angeles (as John Wash)
Tim Andres .... stunts
Yves Cameron .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts
Gene Heck .... stunts
David Mylrea .... stunts
Tim O'Neill .... stunts
Fred Perron .... stunts
Bill Stewart .... stunts
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunts (as Dawn Stofer Rupp)
Betty Thomas Quee .... stunts (as Betty Thomas)
John Wardlow .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cyrus Block .... camera operator
Richard Buckmaster .... rigging gaffer
John Clothier .... Steadicam operator
John Dekker .... lamp operator
Glen Forrieter .... second grip
Dave Gordon .... key grip
Colin Gray .... best boy
Paul Guenette .... second assistant camera
Frank Halpenny .... generator operator
John G. Helme .... lamp operator (as John Helme)
Stephen Jackson .... gaffer
Jorma Kantola .... camera trainee
Joseph Lederer .... still photographer (as Joe Lederer)
John McCallum .... first assistant camera (as Sandy McCallum)
Steve Ringwood .... lead man setup grip
Charlie Schultz .... grip
Gary Viola .... camera trainee
David S. Warner .... lamp operator
Al White .... dolly grip
Ken Young .... grip
Casting Department
Michelle Allen .... casting: Vancouver
Eleanor Spencer .... extras casting
Jory Weitz .... casting associate: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Christiano .... seamstress (as Donna Cristiano)
Wendy Foster .... costumer
Linda Lee Langdon .... wardrobe supervisor (as Linda Langdon)
Editorial Department
Cydney Gabosch .... post-production coordinator
Bob Hagans .... color timer
Jay Ignaszewski .... first assistant editor
Kerie Kimbrell .... apprentice editor
Steve Roberts .... assistant editor
Joan Scoccimarro .... post-production coordinator
John Serna .... post-production assistant
Michael Smith .... first assistant editor
John Watson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Anne Atkins .... music coordinator
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Tom Calderaro .... synthesizer programmer
Peter Fuchs .... score recordist
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Jay Ignaszewski .... music editor
Danny Kopelson .... music mixer
Paul Talkington .... music coordinator
Eric Tomlinson .... music engineer
Jeff Vaughn .... electronic music recordist
Allan Wilson .... orchestra conductor
Christopher Young .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
John G. Oliver .... transportation captain (as John Oliver)
Other crew
Shelly Adams .... chef (as Shelley Adams)
Elizabeth Aird .... publicity trainee
Alicia Anthony .... post-production accountant
Lorraine Baird .... production accountant
Jean Bereziuk .... script supervisor
Debbie Coe .... animal trainer (as Debra J. Coe)
Heike Gautreau .... production assistant
Elizabeth M. Huggins .... assistant: Chris Walas
Tracey Jeffrey .... unit location manager
Don Knodel .... office production assistant
Patti McReynolds .... craft service (as Patty McReynolds)
Patti McReynolds .... first aid (as Patty McReynolds)
Randy E. Moore .... weapons master
Gail Morrison .... chef helper
Steve Newman .... unit publicist
John Penhall .... location assistant
Carol Schafer .... assistant production coordinator
Charles J.D. Schlissel .... assistant to executive producer (as Charles Schlissel)
Joan Scoccimarro .... assistant to producer
Kevin Speckmaier .... production assistant
Joey Steele .... accounts clerk
Susan Stefanyshyn .... assistant production accountant
Karen Stewart .... production coordinator
Cynthia Turley .... assistant to producer
Warren Wayne .... office production assistant
Shawn Farquhar .... consultant: magic (uncredited)
Tom Enns .... special thanks
John Erickson .... special thanks
Ray Morales .... special thanks (as Ray Morales M.D.)
Roy Siegel .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Fly 2" - USA (DVD box title)
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105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (2006) (uncut) (DVD) | Finland:K-18 (1989) (cut) (theatrical) | Finland:K-16 (1989) (heavily cut) (VHS) | France:12 | Germany:16 (2011) (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1990) (DVD rating) (2006) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate 29524) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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The book next to the sleeping technician in the control room at the beginning of the film is "The Shape of Rage", an anthology of writings about the films of David Cronenberg, who directed this film's predecessor.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
[first lines]
Veronica Quaife (on videotape):Oh, my God! There's something wrong! I can feel it!
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25 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Fly II: Cruise Control, 31 December 2002
Author: Quicksand from United States

I caught this movie on cable last night; this is one of those films where the memory of having seen it years ago is better than the actual film.

The production design is actually quite good, surprising when, upon closer inspection, they apparently only built one set (the lab), and the rest of the scenes-- all brief ones-- were shot at cheap locations, such as Beth's houseboat, Martin's condo, and such. The acting is decent, considering the lack of any character at all (especially braindead Beth). Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga actually put some effort forth here, which is nice, considering this was probably little more than a paycheck for both.

The problem is the script. First-time director Chris Walas does well with what he was handed-- probably in pieces, from four different screenwriters-- but I got the feeling that a coherent, dramatic story arc was chopped down to a lightning-paced 111 minutes. It seems like entire scenes are missing-- or else they were never written. The bare bones I watched were perhaps merely excuses to link together special effects and make-up from Walas's FX company.

In that sense, it's kinda like a porno film. No one cares about the plot, the just wanna see the "money shot." And this one has a few-- they spent all their money on a) mutant dog ($100), b) Unlucky Security Guard #2 ($1000), c) fly cocoon ($50), and d) Alterna-Stoltz (priceless). This explains why, with the exception of Unlucky Security Guard #2, the deaths are not nearly graphic enough, and thus unsatisfying... considering how great a length the "story"-tellers go to make us hate everyone in the film who ISN'T Martin or Beth (or Borans).

The film is shot well, considering how few locations are used, though several directing mistakes jumped out, not necessarily worthy of the "goofs" section. For example, note how when Beth enters the lab, never having been there before.... at the end of scene, she somehow knows the exact command to type into the computer to open the doors on the OTHER SIDE of the room. How does she expect to find her way back to her desk? (which is apparently down the hall, less than 100 feet away... just like everything else in this building, which, by the way, we never see from the outside)

More proof there's another hour of this movie that's either on a cutting room floor somewhere, or just never got filmed. Pity the entire movie couldn't fulfill the promise of the single, memorable final shot, as the credits appear.

5/10, cuz it's half a film.

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