The Fury

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"An experience in terror and suspense."
  • R
  • 1978
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 6.3  (16,947)
  • 64

The Fury is a 1978 American supernatural thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, and Carrie Snodgress. The film follows the story of a young teenage girl named Gillian Bellaver (Amy Irving), who possesses psychic abilities and becomes the target of a secret government agency seeking to harness her powers.

At the beginning of the film, we meet Peter Sandza (Douglas), a former CIA agent who has retired to spend more time with his teenage son Robin (Andrew Stevens) after his wife's death. However, during a family vacation in Greece, Robin is abducted by the same organization that has been pursuing Gillian. Peter is captured as well but manages to escape and teams up with a woman named Hester (Snodgress) who also possesses psychic abilities, to track down his son and foil the organization's plans.

Meanwhile, young Gillian, who has been living in a school for students with special abilities, experiences vivid and terrifying visions of Robin's abduction and suffering. She decides to leave the school and embark on a journey to find him, enlisting the help of her friend, a fellow student named Jennifer (played by Daryl Hannah in her film debut).

As the two storylines converge, Peter and Gillian cross paths, and Peter realizes that Gillian's powers may hold the key to finding Robin. But as the government agency's deadly pursuit of Gillian intensifies, the young girl learns to harness her abilities and fight back, ultimately leading to a dramatic and chilling conclusion.

The Fury is known for its intense action scenes, suspense, and impressive special effects. Its exploration of themes such as government corruption, conspiracy, and psychic abilities make it a unique addition to the thriller genre. Douglas delivers a solid performance as the determined and resourceful Peter, while Cassavetes shines as his morally ambiguous nemesis, a man with his own motivations for capturing Gillian.

The film also features a score by acclaimed composer John Williams, whose music adds to the tension and drama of the story. Some of the film's most memorable scenes involve Williams' music, such as the opening sequence in which a group of Palestinian terrorists take over a school, and the climactic showdown between Gillian and the government agents pursuing her.

Overall, The Fury is a gripping and memorable thriller that still holds up today. Its exploration of psychic abilities and government conspiracy is still relevant in today's world, and its impressive action scenes and special effects make it a must-see for fans of the genre.

The Fury is a 1978 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 64.

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    6.3  (16,947)
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