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The Fury -- After a government agent kidnaps his psychic son, the father enlists the help of a telekinetic teenager to track his son down.

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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:
DePalmas followup to "Carrie" See more (104 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)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R (certificate #25131) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The throbbing vein the psychics have in the forehead whenever they manifest their power was in the original script of Carrie (1976), but was cut from that film due to its limited budget.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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21 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
DePalmas followup to "Carrie", 17 September 2005
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

Story involves two teenagers--Gillian (Amy Irving) and Robin (Andrew Stevens). They both have the power to make people bleed and see past events. Robin is kidnapped by a secret government agency and Gillian is going to the Paragon Institute to learn more about her "power". There's a LOT more going on but it's too confusing to get into.

When I saw this on video back in the 1980s I loved it. Seeing it now I hate it. The story is very confusing with way too many characters and plot holes galore. The dialogue is terrible (I kept playing back scenes on the DVD because I couldn't believe what I had just heard) and this moves VERY slowly (it runs two solid hours).

The acting doesn't help. Irving is too weepy and whiny (but she IS great in the final scene). Stevens has never been a good actor. Douglas walks through his role and John Cassavates (playing the bad guy) gives a one-note performance. The only good acting comes from Carrie Snodgrass, Charles Durning, Carol Eve Rossen and (especially) Fiona Lewis.

It has some good things--the direction from Brian DePalma is excellent (especially Irving's slow motion run from the Institute) and there's a good score by John Williams. Also it does have a few incredibly bloody deaths. These were considered extreme back in 1978 but they aren't anymore (and look incredibly fake). There's also a great final scene and I got a good laugh over the incredibly dated video games Snodgrass and Irving play at one point. Also Daryl Hannah's first film.

So it DOES have some good things but the slow pace, confusing story and lousy dialogue sinks it. I can only give it a 5.

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