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Sidney J. Furie


Toronto-born Sidney J. Furie has enjoyed an incredibly distinguished career that has spanned more than five decades. Having dabbled in every genre, Furie has directed films starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Michael Caine, Peter O'Toole, Rodney Dangerfield, Barbara Hershey, Gene Hackman, Donald Sutherland, 'Laurence ... See full bio »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Iron Eagle II
Iron Eagle II Director
(1988)
Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle Director
(1986)
The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File Director
(1965)

Filmography

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 2008 The Four Horsemen (Video)
 2006 The Veteran (TV Movie)
 2004 Direct Action
 2003 Detention
 2002 The Circle
 2002 Global Heresy
 2001/II Going Back
 2001 Just Cause (TV Series)
 2000-2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Slight of Mind (2001) ... (as Sidney Furie)
- Wages of Sin (2000)
 2000 Road Rage (TV Movie)
 2000 My 5 Wives
 1998-2000 Pensacola: Wings of Gold (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Answered Prayers (2000)
- Officers and Gentleman (1999) ... (as Sidney Furie)
- Touch and Go (1999)
- S.O.D. (1998)
 2000 Cord (Video)
 1998-2000 V.I.P. (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Analyze Val (2000)
- Mudslide Val (1999)
 1999 The Collectors (TV Movie)
 1997 Married to a Stranger (TV Movie)
 1997/II Top of the World
 1997 The Rage
 1996 Hollow Point
 1995 Iron Eagle IV
 1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1992 Ladybugs
 1988 Iron Eagle II
 1986 Iron Eagle
 1984 Purple Hearts
 1982 The Entity
 1973 Hit!
 1970 The Lawyer
 1966 The Appaloosa
 1962 The Boys
 1959 Hudson's Bay (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- The Duel (1959)
- The Coward (1959)
- Columbine House (1959)
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Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Other Works:

DVD commentary: Provided commentary for the Anchor Bay Entertainment DVD release of The Ipcress File (1965). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

I don't actually consider The Entity (1982) to be a horror film--it's a supernatural suspense movie. Horror is such a huge topic that has slasher films and other horrible crap attached to it and I'm not a fan of that stuff at all. I like something that gets you thinking and "The Entity" was certainly that kind of film. Horror is a convenient word that is often applied but I don't think horror is ... See more »

Trivia:

Furie was originally in line to direct The Godfather (1972) for Paramount. Producer Albert S. Ruddy had just come off Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) with Furie, and was handed the task of producing "The Godfather" after "Little Fauss" had been brought in under-budget and under-schedule. Ruddy personally requested Furie to direct the picture, but Francis Ford Coppola's Italian heritage won the ... See more »

Trademark:

Long takes that play out in intricately composed master shots (some clock in at over five minutes in length) See more »

Star Sign:

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