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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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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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Kirk Douglas was aged around sixty-one years of age when this picture was made and released. See more »

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When Hester realizes the heavy-breather she's been teasing on the phone isn't a prank call, but her lover Peter, who's in trouble and needs her help, she abruptly hangs-up the phone, then scrambles up the stairs to change clothes. However she forgot to ask him where he is. The next scene is Hester driving Peter in the VW van. See more »

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[first lines]
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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A terrific exercise in the supernatural, delivered with guts and gore from Brian De Palma!
8 November 2003 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Before "Scanners" there was this wonderful little gore fest from Brian De Palma, who all-ready had done such great Hitchcock-like thrillers as "Sisters" and "Obsession" and of course "Carrie", which in many ways is related to this one, another tale of telekinesis with deadly results. It is also worth noting that David Cronenberg's above-mentioned "Scanners" seem to owe a great deal to this movie.

"The Fury" balances brilliantly between weird and unexpected comedy (like the whole scene where Douglas carjacks two off-duty cops, one played by Dennis Franz!) and imaginative horror that will turn off anyone who hates blood. Great acting from everyone; worth noting the star-making performances of Amy Irving and Andrew Stevens, Douglas who has a field-day, Cassavetes who looks great as the sinister bad-guy and Carrie Snodgress who will touch your heart with her performance as the caring nurse Hester.

The last scene is quite a kick, truly one of the most memorable finales ever shown on screen, and it could very well leave you cheering well into the end credits!


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