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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
 1980 Night of the Juggler (uncredited)
 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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Other Works:

Provided the DVD commentary track for both The Young Ones and Wonderful Life with his friend the director Paul Lynch. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sidney Furie
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Did You Know?

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:

Stanley Kubrick was a big fan of The Boys in Company C (1978) and that film as the direct inspiration for +Full Metal Jacket (1987)_. Many critics have identified similarities between the two films including, not least of all, the casting of R. Lee Ermey who plays Marine Drill Instructor Sgt. Joyce in Furie's film and Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Kubrick's. See more »

Trademark:

Dynamic camera movement that captures the action of a scene, in lieu of cutting to coverage See more »

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