- Original title
- Running time
- 100 min.
- United States
George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg
20th Century Fox / Brooksfilms
Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Horror | Remake. Monsters. Cult Movie
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Seth Brundle, a brilliant but eccentric scientist attempts to woo investigative journalist Veronica Quaife 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."
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Jeff Goldblum)
: BAFTA: Nominated Best Special Effects and Make Up Artist
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