The Fly

Synopsis: Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) by offering her a scoop on his latest research in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. Up to a point. Brundle thinks he has ironed out the last problem when he successfully transports a living creature, but when he attempts to teleport himself a fly enters one of the transmission booths, and Brundle finds he is a changed man. This Science-Gone-Mad film is the source of the quotable quote "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Ijust assemble it.

None of them knows

what the project really is.

And the money? Bartok

Science Industries financed this?

But they leave me alone

because I'm not expensive.

They know they'll own

whatever it is.

Well, that's it.

What do you think?

It's a joke.


He's conning you.

It's an old nightclub routine.

The two cabinets.

You fell for it.

- Wait. That was no...

- Are we having lunch?

That was no nightclub routine.

I was there. I saw it.



Send him in.

You must have made an impression.

What do you mean?

Your magician followed you here.

I'm Stathis Borans,

editor of Particle Magazine.

- Seth Brundle.

- I know who you are. Listen...

...why don't you two use my office?

I've gotta run.

If you plan to make anything

disappear, let me know.

I have an assistant editor

who's outlived his usefulness.

You didn't waste time.

I'm not getting any younger.

He wasn't impressed by your tape?

He thinks you're a con man.


Yeah? Well, let's see what the people

at Omni think about it.

No, no.

Listen, Veronica....

I've come here to say one magic word.



I've been working alone too long.

I have a strong urge

to talk about what I'm doing.

But if this gets out now...

...Veronica, it'll kill me.

The Bartok people

and my colleagues will kill me.

It's not ready yet.

It works okay.

No, something important's missing.




I can only teleport inanimate objects.

What happens when you

teleport living things?

Not while we're eating.

Can't be worse than this.

You're not doing

a good job of convincing me.

I think I should tell

the world about this now.

You should tell it...

...but not yet.

What do you have so far?

Enough to make you nervous.

Why not get more? Make me

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Charles Edward Pogue

Charles Edward Pogue Jr. (born January 18, 1950) is an American screenwriter, playwright and stage actor. He is best known for writing the screenplays of The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983), Psycho III (1986), The Fly (1986) and Dragonheart (1996). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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