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The Fury (1978)

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Peter
... Childress
... Hester
... Dr. Jim McKeever
... Gillian
... Susan Charles
... Robin
... Dr. Ellen Lindstrom (as Carol Rossen)
... Kristen
Joyce Easton ... Mrs. Bellaver
... Raymond
Jane Lambert ... Vivian Nuckells
... Blackfish
... Robertson
... Mrs. Callahan
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Storyline

A secret US agency behind the unscrupulous Childress 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 Childress. 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)  »

Also Known As:

La furia  »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$24,000,000, 31 December 1978
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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

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 »

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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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Grand Guignol shocker with explosive climax!
19 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

THE FURY

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Sound format: Mono

An ex-government agent (Kirk Douglas) enlists the help of a gifted psychic (Amy Irving) in the search for his equally gifted son (Andrew Stevens), who has been kidnapped by a sinister cartel for nefarious purposes.

Dismissed at the time of its release as a mishmash of themes and genres, Brian De Palma's dazzling thriller encompasses Middle Eastern terrorism, government conspiracies, psychic horror, and a series of Grand Guignol set-pieces, orchestrated with pulp grandeur by a director flexing his creative muscles. Highlighted by John Williams' magnificent score (a genuinely eerie composition, one of the best of his career), the film builds slowly and surely to an explosive climax which closes proceedings on a note of absolute screaming hysteria (celebrated and vilified in equal measure by fans and critics alike!). The supporting cast includes John Cassavetes, Charles Durning and Carrie Snodgress, all of whom add gravitas to the material. Look fast for Daryl Hannah in an early pre-stardom role.


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