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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Ann Marie Lee ... 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 »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fly 2 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,751,371, 12 February 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,021,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,903,179
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Garry Chalk (Scorby) was a comedian and people who knew him were concerned about his playing a serious role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

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 »

Alternate Versions

Alternate Ending: On the 2-Disc version of the Fly II, there is a alternate ending on Disc 1, under the special features section. The scene takes place in the daytime on Beth Logan's houseboat. It shows her bringing some food to Martin, who's sitting down on the dock. She asks, "How do you feel?" He replies, "Much better." As he is saying this, the camera zooms in on his eyes. One eye is an almost blackish color, while the other one is green. See more »

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Son of Brundlefly.
30 June 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

It kinda goes without saying that with FX man Chris Walas taking the directorial reins from Cronenberg, the sequel to the 1986 horror hit The Fly ain't going to be on a par with its predecessor. But even though The Fly 2 doesn't quite pack the emotional wallop or sophistication of part one, it's still an enjoyable slice of hokey B-movie monster madness that should particularly appeal to those who love a bit of splatter with their big-bug action.

Part Two begins as Veronica, the pregnant girlfriend of tragic deceased scientific genius Seth Brundle, dies whilst giving birth to son Martin under the watchful eye of Bartok Industries, the organisation that funded Seth's telepod experiments (baboons don't grow on trees, y'know). Thanks to the unique human/fly genetic make-up he has inherited from his father, Martin experiences accelerated growth, and by the age of five, is a fully grown scientific whizz-kid (played by Eric Stoltz) working for his benefactor Anton Bartok (on the same telepod project that claimed his father's life) and romancing pretty computer operator Beth Logan (Daphne Zuniga).

Bartok (Lee Richardson), however, is not as benevolent as he seems: with his own wicked agenda in mind, he has led Martin to believe that his rapid growth is the result of a very rare growth disorder, and has kept the lad under continuous observation, waiting for the day that his dormant insect genes fully awaken to transform him into a multi-limbed monster.

Despite being a newbie in the director's chair, Chris Walas proves to be no slouch when calling the shots: working from a script by frequent Stephen King collaborators Frank Darabont and Mick Garris, he delivers a surprisingly polished product that offers spirited performances from B-list stars Stoltz and Zuniga, a touch of pathos with a memorable key scene involving a mutated dog, and a whole slew of top-notch special effects, the most stomach churning of which see one poor guy having his head crushed by an elevator! Yowch!

I do struggle a little with the notion that entering a telepod with another human being (especially a full clothed one) would revert a Brundlefly to perfect human form, but since this was something alluded to in the original, and there's a fitting payoff for the bad guy as a result, I'll cut the film some slack. Besides, I had lots of fun with The Fly 2, and that's what really matters.


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