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Fly, The (1986) Movie Information

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1319

Avg. Rating:

2.83/4

# of Ratings:

303

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/15/1986

Director:

David Cronenberg

Actors:

Geena Davis
Jeff Goldblum
Leslie Carlson
John Getz
Joy Boushel
George Chuvalo

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A scientist who hates riding in cars develops a way to transport from one area to another with out traveling but his experiment goes wrong as he some how turns into a giant fly.

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Matthew Brady 01/30/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The story is about a scientist who hates riding in cars develops a way to transport from one area to another with out traveling but his experiment goes wrong as he some how turns into a giant fly. the visual effect's and the make-up is gore and graphic but I love it.

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Yojimbo 09/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

A nice idea cribbed from a 50s Vincent Price film which deals with Cronenbergs favourite obsession with technology and corruption of the flesh. A little dated though, and more gory than scary.

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mitchellyoung 12/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

The Fly is an unpleasant, but effective thriller. On the surface, it is a grotesque creature horror film (with some very convincing and unsettling gore effects), but Cronenberg also uses symbolism to show Goldblum's character's psychological decay and that part of the film is most interesting.

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  Daniel Corleone
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11/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Fly (1986) review

A mixture of horror, sci-fi, romantic-drama-comdey elements all rolled into one. Second time viewing for this movie proves that its legacy will never become dated or dull. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is a science who is working on something "that will change the world and human life as we know it." He meets a journalist named Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis). The score and direction brings to life the thrilling moments aside from the gory and effective effects/make-up. Engaging and most accessible from start to its suspenseful ending. Geena Davis was heart-wrenching and Goldblum just perfect for the role, physically and skill-wise. Screenplay was impressive with lines: Stathis - "It could be contagious. It could turn into an epidemic." Veronica - "Tests can't guarantee anything." Set...

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4/4 

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  TrifibianTerror
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02/03/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Fly.

The Fly.
Directed by David Cronenberg, famed for his over-the-top gore effects, The Fly tells the sad love story between scientist Seth Brundle and journalist Veronica, and of Seth's hideous transformation after a teleportation experiment goes wrong, mutating him on a molecular level into the 'Brundlefly'.

I saw the remake a few hours after the original 1958, and full of plot holes as it was, the original as fun in a cheesy b-movie way. But then I watched Cronenberg's visceral remake and was astounded. Taking the basic idea of the original and making based around a love story more than anything, Cronenberg has created a much-loved and widely aclaimed monster film with a heart. Yes, it is bizarrely visceral and gory in some parts, but it lends itself perfetly to the very real idea of t...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  The M.O.W.
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08/02/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Could have been better

"Seth" is a scientist who has made every Trekkie's come true -- he has invented a a transporter device. However, like every invention made in a movie, something goes drastically wrong. When taking the next step in the experimentation of the device, he uses himself as the guinea pig -- and has his DNA fused with a fly which has snuck into one of the transporters with him.

And to complicate things, his journalist girlfriend, "Veronica" (Geena Davis), is carrying "Seth's" possibly deformed child. And she seeks help from her former boyfriend, "Stathis" (John Getz).

This has got to be the worst movie I've seen that has only one thing going for it -- good make-up effects.

The first problem is that it is very slow. I found myself checking email and message boards pretty frequently. T...

Rating of
2/4 

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