Special government operative Peter Zandza, Kirk Douglas, attempts to rescue his telekinetic son, Robin, Andrew Stevens. from a sinister government agency run by Ben Childress, John Cassavetes. Along the way he is aided by Hester, Carrie Snodgress (the subject of a Neil Young song called Barstool Blues) and another telekinetic teen, Gillian, played by Amy Irving from Carrie.
Based on a novel by John Farris, The Fury marked Brian DePalma's second foray into the world of telekinetic teens, but is more of a conspiracy thriller with pseudo-scientific/supernatural overtones than a horror film. For a movie that was sometimes seen as DePalma's blatant attempt to cash on the the success of his breakthrough hit. Carrie, The Fury proved to be surprisingly durable. Its influence can be felt in The X Files and ironically Stephen King's own Firestarter. Cassavetes' spectacular explosive death also predates David Cronenberg's, thematically and visually similar, Scanners by three years.
The Arrow Blu Ray of this underrated classic is a vast improvement on the old DVD