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The Fury (1978)

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue when a sinister official kidnaps him to harbor his extremely powerful psychic abilities.

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(as Brian DePalma)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Storyline

A secret US agency behind the unscrupulous Childres 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 Childres. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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An experience in terror and suspense.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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10 March 1978 (USA)  »

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La furia  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,000,000, 31 December 1978
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Trivia

Brian De Palma's second movie featuring tele-kinesis, his first had been Carrie (1976). Actress Amy Irving appears in both films. See more »

Goofs

Andrew Stevens is using his "powers" on a Tilt-O-Whirl ride. In a close up view, of the top of the ride, all of the neon bulbs burst. When they show a full view of the ride, the bulbs are shining brightly. 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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Connections

Featured in The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 16 June 1978 (1978) See more »

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* * *1/2 out of 4.
4 October 2001 | by See 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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