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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>

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Taglines:

An experience in terror and suspense.

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fury See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,000,000, 31 December 1978
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes share the same birthday (9th December), Making Douglas exactly thirteen years older than Cassavetes. See more »

Goofs

When Peter Sandza's car is chased by the police on the Pier, you can clearly see the head of a crew member on the left of the screen. The camera is moving left to right, and the technician was probably running for the traveling beside the camera. 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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A violent thriller in Hitchcock's style!!
18 July 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

The boss of an institute for psychic researches of the American government discovers that his own son and a girl are being sought by terrorists who want to use their mind's powers.Narrative conducted in an agile and suffocating way by the veteran De Palma, responsible for equally violent and full of action classic such as "The Untouchables". In this thriller marked by a great dramatic charge, the excellent supporting cast's work ( beginning with Carrie Snodgress,who has the most shocking, unpleasant and courageous scene , and with Charles Durning, who shows talent in a serious part, different from the characters that made his fame:he became well-known for doing partner's roles in some Burt Reynolds' movies, but here he offers a discreet, silent interpretation) sustains the interest for this confused but well developed and touching story. As already demonstrated in his previous works, the violence in De Palma's films is never gratuitous, however it is always true and raw.


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