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Director:
Writers:
Mick Garris (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
10 February 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Like father, like son. See more »
Plot:
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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3 nominations See more »
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I Enjoyed it - a Good B Horror Movie Reminiscent of Those From the Fifties...Perfect for a Friday Night! See more (110 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
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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Runtime:
105 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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 (2006) (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate 29524) | West Germany:18 (1989) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In at least one draft of the script, Martin was going to see yet another videotape of Seth Brundle (this time nearing the end of his transformation), in which Seth talks about his "cure". This would have required brand-new footage of Jeff Goldblum in makeup from the previous film, and the concept was subsequently dropped from the script.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the beginning of the movie, when Veronica is giving birth to Martin, she is constantly heard screaming. But as the baby is born, reflections from the windows reveal that she has her mouth closed.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Veronica Quaife (on videotape):Oh, my God! There's something wrong! I can feel it!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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24 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
I Enjoyed it - a Good B Horror Movie Reminiscent of Those From the Fifties...Perfect for a Friday Night!, 14 March 2003
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

"The Fly II"

As I write this review, I have never seen the remake of "The Fly" with Ian Malcolm - err, Jeff Goldblum - and Geena Davis. So I really have no basis to compare this sequel to. Therefore, I will continue with this review in light that I have not seen the original remake...

The film opens with a Geena Davis Lookalike giving birth to a son; she dies, the baby lives. Baby grows older, and because he is 1/4 fly, he grows at a rapid rate, for some reason. I'm not sure why this would make him bigger instead of smaller, but oh well. His name is Martin, and he turns into Eric Stoltz when he is five. Yes, you read that right. Five. Martin is looked over by the head of a company, where he is kept and given medication to keep him from turning into a fly...

But soon young Martin finds out that not everything is what it seems, and he begins to mutate into...THE LIZARD. Well, that's what he looks like, anyway.

As I watched this, I kept a careful eye on Eric Stoltz. Why? Well, as I'm sure everyone knows by now, he was originally cast for Marty McFly for "Back to the Future," and they filmed much of the movie with him before Bob Zemeckis dropped him for Fox. In fact, there is still a scene where he is diving into the Delorean that is intact. Freeze frame the film and you can see it's not Fox. I always thought that footage looked odd - like it wasn't Fox doing the stunt...

Anyway, I watched Stoltz and realized how bad he would have been as Marty McFly. He just isn't hyper enough - Michael J. Fox was perfect for Marty, Stoltz would have ruined it. He's not a bad actor, mind you. He's perfect for this role (well at least "good" for this role), but for Marty? Nah... On a side note, I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or bizarre in-joke, but Stoltz's character plays a kid named Martin...similar to Fox's character Marty McFly...Martin...Marty.... And, I thought of something else that I haven't seen someone point out before. Marty's last name in "BttF" is McFly. What does Martin turn into in this film? A FLY! Martin the Fly, Marty McFly...taking a quote from "Uncle Buck": "Is there a little similarity here? Ooh, I think there is!"

The film was directed by the creature effects artist of the original - and sequel: Chris Walas. You might recognize his name, because he wrote "Gremlins 2" and did the creature effects for "Gremlins," as well. Anyway, he directs the film pretty good for a creature effects artist...I guess...

What I like so much about this movie is its high campy quality. It is a hybrid of B horror movies from the fifties and sixties and the "new breed" of horror films in the eighties, that were like B horror movies with gore. Lots of gore. I guess it doesn't qualify as strictly campy, because the old horror movies were not so disgusting...so I just call these films the eighties B horror movies. Simple enough, eh?

I have always been a sucker for the campy horrors from the eighties, especially when they are sequels that tread into old territory. For example, in one scene we see footage of Jeff Goldblum being interviewed. Martin watches this with interest. And what I think is so interesting is that we can look back and say, "Oh, yes, that was before Goldblum knew he was turning into a fly." It's just interesting to do that. It seems like many films from the eighties would have archive footage from the original film. Anyway, "The Fly II" is a lot like these films. It gives us a glance back at the original. I'm not sure if I can explain in words what this does. It just provides a feeling for me - kind of like campy horrors make some people feel good. I like when horror movies--or any movies, for that matter--travel into the film before...we can look at the old characters and say, "Oh, yes, that was before this was going to happen..." It's just fun to do. I can't describe it in words.

This movie, like many horror sequels from the eighties, is just enjoyable. Odd, but enjoyable. It's hard not to have fun watching it. If you take it seriously you're going to have a pretty hard time watching, but if you turn off the brain for two hours you'll have some fun.

My only two complaints is that this movie is about a half hour too long, and the creature looks like a lizard and not a fly. Other than that, it is a fun ride. Not great, but a good, well done horror movie that never takes itself too seriously. Perfect for a Friday night.

3/5 stars -

John Ulmer

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