"I'm just a receiver, and Robin sends me pictures."
- Gillian (Amy Irving)
Variety - 03/15/1978
"...[The] score is outstanding, as is the special effects team work..."
New York Times - 03/15/1977
"...The kind of mindless fun that only a horror movie that so seriously pretends to be about the mind can be..."
Wall Street Journal - 06/03/2011
"[A] crazed and mesmerizing thriller..."
Former government agent Peter Sandza (Douglas) searches for his son, kidnapped by a complex government agency hoping to exploit the young man's telekinetic powers for their own ends. Meanwhile a young woman, Gillian (Irving), begins to display her own psychic abilities and goes to live at a mysterious research facility. Gillian and Sandza team up to find his son before the evil conspirators (led by a ruthless John Cassavetes) make him one of them. One of Brian DePalma's most kinetic movies includes elements of thrillers and horror movies combined into a satisfying visual feast.
The film is also known as "Furie." It was released theatrically in the USA March 15, 1978.
Color by DeLuxe; shot in Panavision on location in Israel and Chicago, Illinois.
Music copyright Fox Fanfare Music.
Feature film debut for actress Daryl Hannah.
Actress Carrie Snodgress makes her first film appearance since receiving an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (1970).
Budget estimate $5 million.
Film received cooperation from American-Israel Film Productions; Herzliya Studios, Ltd.; State of Illinois Film Office, and The Mayor's Office for the City of Chicago.
Additional cast: Joyce Easton (Mrs. Bellaver), Jane Lambert (Vivian Nuckells), Michael O'Dwyer (Marty, Kidnapped Cop), Sam Laws (Blackfish), Alice Nunn (Mrs. Callahan), Hilary Thompson (Cheryl), and Laura Innes (Jody).
Additional credits: Kim C. Friese (assistant director), Roy Quiroz (script supervisor), Maria Iano and Pat Shade (assistant editors), and Trans/Audio (sound recording supervision and editing).