You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Fury

The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively.

Cast:
Kirk Douglas John Cassavetes Carrie Snodgress Charles Durning Amy Irving Fiona Lewis

The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively.

John Farris adapted his novel for the screen. Most viewers will enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lengthy pursuit by Douglas of son Andrew Stevens, kidnapped by Cassavetes because of his mystical powers. But apart from a few throwaway references to government agencies and psychic phenomena, there is never, anywhere, a coherent exposition of what all the running and jumping is about.

Strong cast also includes Carrie Snodgress as a staffer in Charles Durning’s research institute where Amy Irving (also blessed/cursed with psychic powers) is being readied as a substitute for Stevens. Seems that Stevens is freaking out, despite the attentions and care of Fiona Lewis, and he is targeted for elimination.

The Fury

Production: Yablans/20th Century-Fox. Director Brian De Palma; Producer Frank Yablans; Screenplay John Farris; Camera Richard H. Kline; Editor Paul Hirsch; Music John Williams; Art Director Bill Malley

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1978. Running time: 117 MIN.

With: Kirk Douglas John Cassavetes Carrie Snodgress Charles Durning Amy Irving Fiona Lewis

More Film

  • Uber Sexual Harassment

    Uber Sexual Harassment Movie in the Works With Susan Fowler

    The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively. John Farris adapted his novel for the screen. Most viewers will enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lengthy pursuit by Douglas of son Andrew […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Thor: Ragnarok' Creates Thunderous Buzz on Social Media Ahead of Debut

    The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively. John Farris adapted his novel for the screen. Most viewers will enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lengthy pursuit by Douglas of son Andrew […]

  • Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges to Star

    Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges to Star in Drama 'Ben Is Back'

    The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively. John Farris adapted his novel for the screen. Most viewers will enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lengthy pursuit by Douglas of son Andrew […]

  • Daniel Day Lewis The Phantom Thread

    Watch the Stunning Trailer for Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Film, 'Phantom Thread'

    The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively. John Farris adapted his novel for the screen. Most viewers will enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lengthy pursuit by Douglas of son Andrew […]

  • Judith Light

    Judith Light, Roberta Colindrez to Star in Drama 'Ms. White Light' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Fury features Kirk Douglas and John Cassavetes as adversaries in an elaborate game of mind control. Director Brian De Palma is on home ground in moving the plot pieces around effectively. John Farris adapted his novel for the screen. Most viewers will enjoy the razzle-dazzle of the lengthy pursuit by Douglas of son Andrew […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content