01 hours 36 minutes
- Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, John Getz, Joy Boushel
- David Cronenberg
- Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
- August 15, 1986
- Greatest Horror Films
Tickets Sold (Domestic): 1.2 m.
Domestic Gross: $ 40.5 m.
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.”