The Fly


1h 40m 1986

Brief Synopsis

Research scientist Seth Brundle invites science-magazine reporter Veronica Quaife to his lab for a demonstration of his telepod, which transfers matter through space. Veronica is around the lab for several weeks, and one day while discussing transporting humans with the device, she inadvertently persuades Seth into experimenting on himself. Unfortunately for everyone, Seth enters the telepod at the same time as a little housefly, with horrifying consequences.

Film Details

Also Known As
Flugan, Fly, mouche
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Horror
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Research scientist Seth Brundle invites science-magazine reporter Veronica Quaife to his lab for a demonstration of his telepod, which transfers matter through space. Veronica is around the lab for several weeks, and one day while discussing transporting humans with the device, she inadvertently persuades Seth into experimenting on himself. Unfortunately for everyone, Seth enters the telepod at the same time as a little housefly, with horrifying consequences.

Crew

Peter Albrecht

Visual Effects

Scotty Allan

Gaffer

Peter Babakitas

Visual Effects

Brent Baker

Visual Effects

Trysha Bakker

Wardrobe

Jon Berg

Visual Effects

Margaret Beserra

Visual Effects

Don Bies

Visual Effects

John Board

Assistant Director

Samuel Bojin

Electrician

Julie Bourque

Assistant Art Director

Deirdre Bowen

Casting

Marc Boyman

Coproducer

Mel Brooks

Executive Producer

Terry Burke

Foley Editor

Robert Burman

Visual Effects

Richard Cadger

Dialogue Editor

Pat Calvert

Sound Editor

Kirk Cheney

Set Designer

Blair Clark

Visual Effects

David Coatsworth

Unit Production Manager

Debbie Cooke

Production Coordinator

Stuart Cornfeld

Producer

Marc Corriveau

Props

Louis Craig

Special Effects

David Cronenberg

Screenplay

Denise Cronenberg

Costume Designer

Joe Curtin

Construction

Janet Damp

Other

Doreen Davis

Production Accountant

Bryan Day

Sound Mixer

Homer Dennison

Original Music

Charlotte Disher

Camera Operator

Diana B Dobier

Accounting Assistant

Attila Dory

Photography

Stephan Dupuis

Visual Effects

Keith Edmier

Visual Effects

David Evans

Sound Editor

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Danielle Fleury

On-Set Dresser

Michael Followes

Sound Editor

Ian Fraser

Carpenter

Elinor Rose Galbraith

Set Decorator

David Giammarco

Sound Editor

Keith Grant

Music

Wayne Griffin

Sound Editor

Bob Hall

Visual Effects

Rolf Harvey

Art Director

Jack Hooper

Other

Jonathan Horton

Visual Effects

Paul Hotte

Props

Gerry Humphreys

Sound

David Hynes

Dolly Grip

Dream Quest Images

Other

Mark Irwin

Dp/Cinematographer

Mark Irwin

Director Of Photography

James Isaac

Visual Effects

Conrad Itchener

Visual Effects

Shonagh Jabour

Makeup

Gary Jack

On-Set Dresser

Joanne Jackson

Production Accountant

Michael Jobe

Visual Effects

Gary Kanew

Titles

Doron Kernerman

Stunt Man

Marie-louise Kingery

Visual Effects

Susan Kinnevy

Assistant Producer

Nick Kosonic

Scenic Artist

Patricia Kowchak

Visual Effects

Michael Lacroix

Sound Mixer

George Langelaan

Story By

George Langelaan

From Story

Anthony Laudoti

Visual Effects

Robin Leigh

Adr Editor

Kelly Lepkowsky

Visual Effects

Michelle Linder

Visual Effects

Ivan Lynch

Hair

Cherie Macneill

Assistant Editor

Susan Maggi

Sound Editor

Barbara Mainguy

Assistant

Mark Manchester

Key Grip

James Mcateer

Set Designer

Carol Mcbride

Post-Production Coordinator

Carol Mcbride

Assistant

Dwayne Mclean

Stunt Coordinator

Brent Meyers

Stunt Man

Harold Michelson

Consultant

Marvin Midwicki

Camera Operator

Robin Miller

Photography

Donna Mobbs

Assistant Camera Operator

Sandra Moffat

Sound Editor

Donald J. Mowat

Visual Effects

Steven Munro

Sound Editor

Jerrold Neidig

Visual Effects

Kip Ohman

Coproducer

Gregg Olsson

Visual Effects

Michael Owens

Visual Effects

Nancey Pankiw

Art Director

Ron Paulauskas

Grip

Don Payne

Grip

Steven Pell

Accounting Assistant

Zandra Platzek

Visual Effects

Charles Pogue

Screenplay

Kenneth Post

Photography

Thomas P Quinn

Assistant Director

Thomas P Quinn

Sound

Robin Ralston

Visual Effects

Michael Rea

Assistant Editor

Gillian Richardson

Other Writer

Gillian Richardson

Continuity

Harold Richardson

Consultant

Ted Ross

Special Effects

Howard Rothschild

Location Manager

Patricia Rozema

Assistant Director

Ronald Sanders

Editor

Rick Schmidlin

Assistant Producer

Ian D Scott

Electrician

Susan Shipton

Assistant Editor

Howard Shore

Music

Michael Smithson

Visual Effects

Valerie Sofranko

Visual Effects

Carol Spier

Production Designer

William Stoneham

Visual Effects

Jane Tattersall

Sound Effects Editor

Debra Tomel

Visual Effects

Wim Jan Van Thillo

Visual Effects

Romuald Vervin

Stunt Man

Carol Kaefer Walas

Visual Effects

Chris Walas

Makeup

Chris Walas

Mechanical Special Effects

Mark Walas

Visual Effects

Harold Weed

Visual Effects

Jim Weidman

Music Editor

Steven Weslak

Editor

Ian Wheatley

Assistant Set Dresser

David Willetts

Electrician

Mark Williams

Visual Effects

Lee Wilson

Graphics

Lee Wilson

Digital Effects Supervisor

Kim Winther

Assistant Director

Matthew Wolchock

Transportation Coordinator

Liz Wycoff

Sound

Film Details

Also Known As
Flugan, Fly, mouche
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Horror
Sci-Fi
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Award Wins

Best Makeup

1986

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 15, 1986

Shown at Film Forum Summer Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction in New York City August 8-10, 1989.

Shown at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as part of program "Twentieth Century Fox and the Golden Age of CinemaScope" July 3 - August 15, 1998.

Released in USA on video.

Released in United States Summer August 15, 1986

Began production December 1, 1985.

Completed production February 28, 1986.

Film spawned two sequels "Return of the Fly" and "Curse of the Fly."

Film was also remade in 1986 by David Cronenberg, starring Jeff Goldblum.

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