Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands
David Cronenberg (Director), David Cronenberg (Writer)
Release: Dec. 27th, 1991
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.
So, you all know I go to Seattle around Labor Day each year. I assume anyone able and willing to meet me there already has, though if you've changed your mind or you're new or just missed it the last ...
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But thanks to an overly wacky script written by David Cronenberg, we get a story that waste the talents of Peter Weller by going way over the top to zaniness.