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The Fury
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Director:
Writers:
John Farris (screenplay)
John Farris (novel)
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Release Date:
10 March 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An experience in terror and suspense.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Explosive thriller is perhaps De Palma's most underrated work! See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Peter Sandza

John Cassavetes ... Ben Childress

Carrie Snodgress ... Hester

Charles Durning ... Dr. Jim McKeever

Amy Irving ... Gillian Bellaver
Fiona Lewis ... Dr. Susan Charles

Andrew Stevens ... Robin Sandza
Carol Eve Rossen ... Dr. Ellen Lindstrom (as Carol Rossen)

Rutanya Alda ... Kristen
Joyce Easton ... Katharine Bellaver

William Finley ... Raymond Dunwoodie
Jane Lambert ... Vivian Nuckells
Sam Laws ... Blackfish

J. Patrick McNamara ... Robertson
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Callahan

Melody Thomas Scott ... LaRue (as Melody Thomas)
Hilary Thompson ... Cheryl

Pat Billingsley ... Lander
J.P. Bumstead ... Greene
Barry Cullison ... Chase #1 Driver
Jack Callahan ... DeMasi

Dennis Franz ... Bob Eggleston
Anthony Hawkins ... Chase #1 Shotgun
Michael O'Dwyer ... Marty O'Brien
Felix Shuman ... Dr. Ives
Albert Stevens ... Arab Prince
Anne Peterson ... Deborah (as Anne Brunk)
Eva Cadet ... Woman - Van Buren
John Roche ... Drunk - Van Buren

Gordon Jump ... Mr. Nuckells
Eleanor Merriam ... Mother Nuckells
Harold Johnson ... Garbage Man
Wayne Dahmer ... Nelson
Joe Finnegan ... Man
Kathleen Francour ... Betsy

Daryl Hannah ... Pam

Laura Innes ... Jody
Clair Nelson ... Dr. Becker
Peter O'Connell ... Dr. Conn
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Security Agent Driver (as Al Wyatt)
Douglas J. Stevenson ... Houseboy
Mickey Gilbert ... Agent
Hanns Manship ... Agent
Marland Proctor ... Agent
Marshall Colt ... Technician
Roberta Feldner ... Technician
Stephen Johnson ... Technician
Robin Marmor ... Technician
Michael Copeland ... Tough Youth
Alfred Tinsley ... Tough Youth
Tom Blair ... Top Guy #1
Gunnar Lewis ... Top Guy #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Belushi ... Beach Bum (uncredited)

Sam Irvin ... Amusement park patron (uncredited)

Jordan Williams ... Beach Bum (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian De Palma  (as Brian DePalma)
 
Writing credits
John Farris (screenplay)

John Farris (novel)

Produced by
Jack B. Bernstein .... associate producer
Ron Preissman .... executive producer
Frank Yablans .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Hirsch 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Bill Malley 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Lawrence 
 
Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel  (as Audrey Blasdel-Goddard)
 
Costume Design by
Theoni V. Aldredge  (as Theoni V. Aldridge)
 
Makeup Department
Rick Baker .... special makeup effects
Emma M. diVittorio .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
Rob Bottin .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Greg Cannom .... special makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack B. Bernstein .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim C. Friese .... second assistant director
Donald Heitzer .... assistant director (as Donald E. Heitzer)
 
Art Department
Bill Bates .... property master
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator (as Hendryk Wynands)
 
Sound Department
Harold M. Etherington .... production sound mixer (as Hal Etherington)
Dan Sable .... sound editor: Trans/Audio
Dick Vorisek .... rerecording supervisor: Trans/Audio
 
Special Effects by
A.D. Flowers .... special effects
Donald Myers .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process coordinator
 
Stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator
Ed Carlin .... gaffer
Howard Mase Hector .... key grip
Itzik Ben-Aroya .... key grip (uncredited)
Curtis Foster .... lamp operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Seth Banks .... costumer: men
Margo Baxley .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Maria Iano .... assistant editor
Pat Shade .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
George Korngold .... music editor
Robert H. Raff .... music editor (as Robert Raff)
 
Other crew
John Fox .... assistant to director
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Sam Irvin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
118 min
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) (1985) (uncut) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1978) (cut) | Australia:R | Australia:MA (cable rating) | Brazil:16 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #25131) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Director Mark Romanek worked on the film as a production assistant - his first job in the film industry.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As Peter Sandza descends in an elevator to meet Hester, in the shot inside the elevator a camouflaged cameraman is reflected in the metallic railings between each floor.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Effects (1980)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Explosive thriller is perhaps De Palma's most underrated work!, 15 January 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

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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