• The Fly (1991)

The Fly

Release Date: June 26th, 1991

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2005

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly's cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle's girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo, Michael Copeman, David Cronenberg

Director: David Cronenberg

Genres: Horror , Science fiction

Production Co: SLM Production Group

Keywords: 1980s, Relationships, Tense, Love, Girlfriend, Fall, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    As a remake, The Fly transcends the original, taking it in new directions and exploring its underutilized potential. show more

  • 100
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    David Cronenberg's The Fly is that absolute rarity of the '80s: a film that is at once a pure, personal expression and a superbly successful commercial enterprise. [15 Aug 1986]

  • 90
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    This is a first-rate squealer. [07 Aug 1986]

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Nominated Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Winner Makeup
Nominated Make-Up Artist
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)