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The Fury (1978)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  10 March 1978 (USA)
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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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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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10 March 1978 (USA)  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Publicity for this film stated that this was the comeback movie for actress Carrie Snodgress who had not appeared in a theatrical film for eight years (since 1970 when she appeared in both Rabbit, Run (1970) and Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)), her last credit at the time having being seven years previous in the 1971 tele-movie The Impatient Heart (1971). See more »

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Woman gets run down by a current model Ford. She crashes through the windshield, which is made of plain glass. Since 1966, all cars made in the United States have safety glass in the windshield. See more »

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[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.

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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