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The Fly II (1989)

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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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Chris Walas

Writers:

Mick Garris (screenplay), Jim Wheat (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Stoltz ... Martin Brundle
Daphne Zuniga ... Beth Logan
Lee Richardson ... Anton Bartok
John Getz ... Stathis Borans
Frank C. Turner ... Dr. Shepard (as Frank Turner)
Ann Marie Lee Ann Marie Lee ... Dr. Jainway
Garry Chalk ... Scorby (as Gary Chalk)
Saffron Henderson ... Veronica Quaife
Harley Cross ... 10 year old Martin
Matthew Moore Matthew Moore ... 4 year old Martin
Rob Roy Rob Roy ... Wiley
Andrew Rhodes Andrew Rhodes ... Hargis
Pat Bermel ... Mackenzie
William S. Taylor ... Dr. Trimble (as William Taylor)
Jerry Wasserman ... Simms
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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

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Like father, like son. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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 »

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Crew guy visible under the table where chrysalis is opened. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Veronica Quaife (on videotape): Oh, my God! There's something wrong! I can feel it!
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Crazy Credits

The sound of flies buzzing is heard in the 20th Century Fox intro at the very beginning of the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene of Martin being heckled by children and vomiting corrosive enzymes on the windshield their car in response (during a stop for fast food on the way to Stathis Borans' home). The kids are little league players. They're terrified as the vomit creates a huge hole in the car. The little league coach angrily throws the food for the kids down in anger. This scene was filmed but deleted. See more »

Connections

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Deep Inside Your Love
Produced by WALL STREET
Written by MARK KELLER
Performed by WALL STREET
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Really Bad Copy of the Original
19 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Fly II (1989)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Silly and rather stupid sequel has Martin (Eric Stoltz), the son of the original film's fly, growing up in a laboratory where he thinks they are keeping him healthy. He strikes up a relationship with Beth (Daphne Zuniga) and soon they realize that he too is turning into a fly.

THE FLY II was a film that I'm sure the writers hoped would be much more serious but instead of doing anything fresh or original we're left with one of those sequels that simply copied the original film. The film was pretty much bashed to pieces on its original release because it was no ways near the quality of the original but I personally think it's hard for any sequel to live up to the original. With this film you'd hope for at least something entertainment but sadly that doesn't happen.

There are all sorts of problems with this movie but the biggest is the fact that it's really just a copy of the first movie. Heck, even Zuniga looks like the Geena Davis character and the women basically have the same relationship with the man. The problem here is that the "love story" here is just rather lame and this sequel never captures the spirit, the energy or the emotion of the original. Whereas the 1986 film had you care for the characters, that's simply not the case here.

I thought the performances were good for the most part with Stoltz and Zuniga doing a nice job as does Lee Richardson and John Getz. The real star of the picture are the special effects, which the MPAA let get away with quite a bit of gore. The man-to-fly creation was quite good, although I will admit that the actual fly looked too good for its own good. There are some memorable gore sequences towards the end of the film that gives us a bit of energy but it comes way too late.

THE FLY II is a really bad sequel that just doesn't have enough going for it to make it work.


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USA | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,751,371, 12 February 1989

Gross USA:

$20,021,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,903,179
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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