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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...

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Directed by

David Cronenberg

Written by

David Cronenberg (Writer)
William S. Burroughs (Novel)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

Japan, United Kingdom, Canada

Language

English

Tagline

Exterminate all rational thought.

Cast

Keywords

based on novel or book independent film illegal drugs writer hallucination writing bug exterminator beat generation lynchian

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