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10 February 1989 (USA) See more »
Like father, like son. See more »
The almost-human son of "Brundlefly" 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 Brundle

Daphne Zuniga ... Beth Logan
Lee Richardson ... Anton Bartok

John Getz ... Stathis Borans

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

Garry Chalk ... Scorby (as Gary Chalk)
Saffron Henderson ... Veronica Quaife
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 property 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.
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 Helme .... lamp operator
Stephen Jackson .... gaffer
Jorma Kantola .... camera trainee
Burton Kuchera .... electrician (as Burton 'Joe' Kuchera)
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
Location Management
John Penhall .... location assistant
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
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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In some US states, theaters playing "The Fly II" had a nurse on hand for the audiences' reactions to its content.See more »
Continuity: Martin accidentally views a videotape of Seth Brundle, in which Seth explains his accidental fusion with the fly. However, although the footage comes from The Fly (1986), that particular discussion between Seth and Veronica Quaife was never actually videotaped, unlike the interview with Seth that Martin watches earlier in the film.See more »
[first lines]
Veronica Quaife (on videotape):Oh, my God! There's something wrong! I can feel it!
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Is 'The Fly II' based on a book?
Martin's transformation into a monster seems much more rapid than his father's. Why?
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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Who Said "History Never Repeats?", 7 August 2005
Author: Christopher T. Chase ( from Arlington, VA.

Yep, the same studio that made the original classic "The Fly" from the late Fifties decided that it was time to revisit the franchise a few decades later. But this sequel to the far superior David Cronenberg re-visitation is not so much a vehicle for its grade-B cast, as it is a showcase for its new director, special effects wiz Chris Walas. To his credit, he knew that this was his opportunity to go bananas, and that's exactly what he did.

Eric Stoltz is given the unenviable task of picking up where Jeff Goldblum left off, as the equally hapless son of the Seth Brundle character. Geena Davis wisely took a time-out, so a lookalike actress takes her place as Veronica "Ronnie" Quaife, who conveniently gets to die in the first few minutes, in a childbirth sequence that may make anything in the "Alien" series pale by comparison.

As ooky and icky as Cronenberg's bodily mutation-horror point of view was in the previous outing, Walas takes those cues to the 'nth' degree here, so those who are animal lovers or possessing delicate stomachs are hereby given fair warning: this is NOT a pretty picture.

Cinephiles who have wasted oceans of print criticizing THE FLY II should take note: the notices were equally severe all those years ago for RETURN OF THE FLY, when Fox tried to cash in then on the predecessor that had such a great pedigree. That cast included Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Patricia Medina and Al (David) Hedison.

With the new-fangled model starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, didn't anyone get even a hint of "deja vu all over again?" C'est la vie. The only person sticking around (pun intended) from the "new original" is John Getz as the unfortunate bastard Stathis Borans, and to his credit, he played it with deadpan perfection, not to mention that his character is given the sequel's best dialogue. In other words, it's pretty obvious from the way he played things that Getz "gets" it.

Even if Stoltz and the non-descript Daphne Zuniga had been up to the task of overcoming the FX bombast on display (which they obviously weren't), the producers, writers and director weren't out to surpass the last episode in quality, as much as in the queaze quotient. Only Lee Richardson as Anton Bartok, the wicked, narrow-minded industrialist bent on exploiting the late Dr. Brundle's experiments to the max, does his job admirably well. You love to hate him on first sight, and the fact that he delivers the goods makes the gruesome fate his character suffers that much more satisfying.

So, in closing, let's sum up the main points here: for classic terror and the not-so classic follow up, go back to the Fifties original and its progeny. For modern-day mayhem and mounds of moldering makeup effects, go to the creepy Cronenberg version, then do not pass go, skip lunch and try this ordeal of offal on for size. You will be grossed-out, guaranteed, and popcorn is definitely optional, skipping the extra butter, of course.

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