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The Fly (1986)

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Shawn Hewitt Shawn Hewitt
Clerk
Carol Lazare Carol Lazare
Nurse
David Cronenberg David Cronenberg
Gynecologist
Michael Copeman Michael Copeman
2nd Man in Bar
Leslie Carlson Leslie Carlson
Dr. Cheevers
Joy Boushel Joy Boushel
Tawny
John Getz John Getz
Stathis Borans


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David Cronenberg David Cronenberg
(screenplay)
Charles Edward Pogue Charles Edward Pogue
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A classic

9 years, 2 months ago at Aug 23 9:11
I had already seen this one but it was really ages ago so I thought it was time for a re-watch. Eventually, this time again, I wasn't disappointed by the damned thing. Indeed, up to that point, David Cronenberg had been involved with some rather gruesome horror features for a limited audience and it was his second mainstream project, after 'The Dead Zone' which, for some reason, didn't really work... read more

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8 years, 6 months ago at Apr 7 6:47
To start off with, The Fly is 4-in-1; Horror, sci-fi, tragic-romance and a film with a message. Let's start with the first shall we?

Horror: To the modern audience he is known for crime-thrillers but to fans he is best known for the 80's body-horrors which had originally propelled him to stardom. The Fly is his best effort to date. Chris Walas's ground-breaking imagining of what would... read more
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Description: David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 classic transcends its genre to become a moving portrait of a man and his lover attempting to come to terms with his physical disintegration. "The Fly" stars Jeff Goldblum as a spaced-out scientist who invents a genetic teleportation machine and accidentally transforms himself into a fly. In the horrifyingly graphic detail that is his trademark, Cronenberg depicts the scientist's painful mutation from human into insect. What gives the film its tragic dimension is the emotional depth of the relationship between the scientist and his journalist girlfriend (Geena Davis) as she witness ... (more)
Release date: 15 August 1986
UPC: 024543004578
Tags: Horror (36), Sci-fi (31), 1986 (18), Remake (17), Drama (12), 1980s (12), Mutation (10), Teleportation (10), Mad Scientist (9), Gore (9), Mutant (9), Experiment (8), (7), Reporter (7), Science (6), Jealousy (6), Death Wish (6), Thriller (6), Science Fiction (6), Romance (6)
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