R | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
The License Plate on Stathis Borans Car reads "Particles".
What am I working on? Uhh... I'm working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it.
In the "steak experiment" sequence, Seth cuts the meat in two pieces, and teleports the bigger one. Later, Veronica eats a bit of this bigger half and finds that "it tastes like a steak", and when Seth gives her a piece of the smaller one and says "now try this teleported half", she finds that "it tastes synthetic". This is a continuity mistake. (It has been suggested that Seth deliberately misled Veronica as to which steak was teleported, to test Veronica's psychological reaction. However, this is unlikely; if the test were merely to determine Veronica's aversion to eating teleported meat, then it would not have led directly to the realization that the computer was incorrectly reassembling flesh).
The background for the opening titles consists of an optically distorted, swirling mass of colors, which gradually transform into the opening shot of the film. This is a representation of how biologists believe a fly's vision would appear to a human.
$7,007,423 (USA) (17 August 1986)