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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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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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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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This picture has often been described as a cross between Carrie (1976) and The Omen (1976). See more »

Goofs

Peter shoots out of the open car window to help Gillian, this causes the crash that Hester ends up involved in. After Gillian's shock it Pan's to Peter, his face shoved against the now closed window, it flattens part of his face then lifts and wrinkles the rest. When he gets out to run to Gillian to shot the guy grabbing her, the car door swings out and you see the window is once again open... 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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Explosive thriller is perhaps De Palma's most underrated work!
15 January 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

After the success of Carrie (1976), Brian De Palma followed up with another outstanding film about youths with incredible telepathic powers.

Government agent's telepathic son is kidnapped and along with a similarly-gifted teenage girl he seeks to save him.

Based upon the novel by John Farris, The Fury is a film that could have easily became a mundane action film if not for the splendid direction of De Palma and an outstanding cast. De Palma once again shows his excellent directorial style and his technique for grand suspense. The Fury has some great action sequences, a tremendous climax, and one outrageous conclusion! Makeup FX artist Rick Baker lends his talents to create some good blood-letting, especially for that knock-out closing image. John Williams also deserves special mention for his wonderfully powerful music score.

Star Kirk Douglas is great as the government agent searching for his son. John Cassavetes is good as the films cold villain. Amy Irving and Andrew Stevens are both sympathetic as youths attempting to live with their amazing mental powers. Supporting cast Snodgress, Durning, and Lewis are also good.

All around The Fury is a pretty under appreciated thriller that firmly ranks among the best of De Palma's films.

*** 1/2 out of ****


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