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.


Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma), John G. Fox (uncredited)


John Farris (screenplay), John Farris (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Peter
John Cassavetes ... Childress
Carrie Snodgress ... Hester
Charles Durning ... Dr. Jim McKeever
Amy Irving ... Gillian
Fiona Lewis ... Susan Charles
Andrew Stevens ... Robin
Carol Eve Rossen ... Dr. Ellen Lindstrom (as Carol Rossen)
Rutanya Alda ... Kristen
Joyce Easton Joyce Easton ... Mrs. Bellaver
William Finley ... Raymond
Jane Lambert Jane Lambert ... Vivian Nuckells
Sam Laws ... Blackfish
J. Patrick McNamara ... Robertson
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Callahan


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An experience in terror and suspense.


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Did You Know?


Andrew Stevens (Robin) was married to Kate Jackson (Sabrina from TV's Charlie's Angels) when this came out. And Amy Irving was dating her future husband Steven Spielberg. See more »


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 »


[first lines]
Robin Sandza: [laughing]
Peter Sandza: I won.
Robin Sandza: What do you mean, you won? You did not!
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut in Argentina and Sweden. See more »


Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bargaining: Part 1 (2001) See more »

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The Fury... worth watching
18 January 2007 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

"The Fury" was a decent movie. It started off rather fast paced and I was somewhat clueless as to what was going on, but as the movie went on I got into it. Peter Sandza (Kirk Douglas) was going through great lengths to find his kidnapped son, all the while his son, Robin (Andrew Stevens) was under the watchful eye of a government official interested in Robin's psychic abilities. A collision course is set between Robin and another young lady with psychic abilities as well. The movie has a bit of suspense and a bit of spookiness to it as well. The ending was a total surprise and very um... bloody. I liked the movie, I thought the story was unique enough and the suspense and action wasn't half bad.

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Release Date:

10 March 1978 (USA) See more »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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