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The Fury (1978)

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.

Director:

Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma)

Writers:

John Farris (screenplay), John Farris (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Peter
John Cassavetes ... Childress
Carrie Snodgress ... Hester
Charles Durning ... Dr. Jim McKeever
Amy Irving ... Gillian
Fiona Lewis ... Susan Charles
Andrew Stevens ... Robin
Carol Eve Rossen ... Dr. Ellen Lindstrom (as Carol Rossen)
Rutanya Alda ... Kristen
Joyce Easton Joyce Easton ... Mrs. Bellaver
William Finley ... Raymond
Jane Lambert Jane Lambert ... Vivian Nuckells
Sam Laws ... Blackfish
J. Patrick McNamara ... Robertson
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Callahan
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Storyline

A secret US agency behind the unscrupulous Childress gathers children with parapsychologic abilities and trains them to become killers in war situations. To rescue his son, who was officially declared dead after an arranged accident, the ex-CIA agent Peter investigates against Childress. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An experience in terror and suspense.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fury See more »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For her role as a psychic with telepathic powers, Amy Irving attended a biofeedback clinic to learn about different levels of consciousness. After personally experiencing psychic changes, she had a better sense of how her character could transmit and receive messages. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the same boy in an orange swimsuit is seen running up the beach behind Andrew Stevens and Kirk Douglas. About thirty seconds later he is seen doing the same thing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robin Sandza: [laughing]
Peter Sandza: I won.
Robin Sandza: What do you mean, you won? You did not!
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* * *1/2 out of 4.
4 October 2001 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A man discovers that his telekinatic son has been kidnapped and is being exploited for his powers. He seeks the help of a young woman who has similar powers to help him locate his son, but it might be too late, because with each growing day he becomes more violent and out of control.

Ambitious horror/suspense film is perhaps one of the scariest, most disturbing and violent films ever released into mainstream America. It reaches tremondous heights for a film in this genre, because of the terrific performances from everybody in the entire cast, top notch direction, superb score, and sensational editing that keeps things tight and never lets the suspense to ever lag. A masterpiece for the horror genre and one of De Palma's best.

Rated R; Extreme Graphic Violence, and Profanity.


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