Sidney J. Furie

Sidney J. Furie is a Canadian film director. Furie is perhaps best known for directing American Soldiers, The IPCRESS File, The Entity, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Lady Sings the Blues, The Boys, Gable and Lombard, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York and the Iron Eagle films. Also credited with co-creating NBC's off-beat legal drama Petrocelli, which ran from 1974 to 1976 (it was a spin-off from his 1970 film The Lawyer), he also directed Cliff Richard and The Shadows in the 1964 musical Wonderful Life.

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Global Heresy (2002)

A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Joan Plowright  •  Jaimz Woolvett

A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Joan Plowright  •  Jaimz Woolvett

Hit! (1973)

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  Paul Hampton  •  Gwen Welles

A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  Paul Hampton  •  Gwen Welles

In Her Defense (1999)

In Her Defense is a 1998 thriller directed by Sidney J. Furie. Lawyer Andrew Garfield begins having an affair with a deaf woman, played by Marlee Matlin, when one day her husband catches them. Andrew Garfield then kills him. From then on in the film, the lawyer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Marlee Matlin  •  Michael Dudikoff  •  David Attis  •  Daniel Pilon

In Her Defense is a 1998 thriller directed by Sidney J. Furie. Lawyer Andrew Garfield begins having an affair with a deaf woman, played by Marlee Matlin, when one day her husband catches them. Andrew Garfield then kills him. From then on in the film, the lawyer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Marlee Matlin  •  Michael Dudikoff  •  David Attis  •  Daniel Pilon

Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  James T. Callahan

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Diana Ross  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Richard Pryor  •  James T. Callahan

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

The Entity (1982)

Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother, is raped in her bedroom by someone — or something — that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked by this invisible force. Could this be a case of hysteria or something more horrific?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Ron Silver  •  David Labiosa  •  George Coe

Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother, is raped in her bedroom by someone — or something — that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked by this invisible force. Could this be a case of hysteria or something more horrific?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Ron Silver  •  David Labiosa  •  George Coe

The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to plunder the city of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Ken Wahl  •  Matt Frewer  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  Robert Davi

A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to plunder the city of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Ken Wahl  •  Matt Frewer  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  Robert Davi

Iron Eagle (1986)

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Larry B. Scott

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Larry B. Scott

Wonderful Life (1964)

Cliff Richard and The Shadows are hired to star in a movie shot amid the lush tropical scenery of the Canary Islands. A sunny seaside spectacular, filled with romance, excitement and high spirits - not to mention a dozen musical numbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Cliff Richard  •  Walter Slezak  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Hank Marvin

Cliff Richard and The Shadows are hired to star in a movie shot amid the lush tropical scenery of the Canary Islands. A sunny seaside spectacular, filled with romance, excitement and high spirits - not to mention a dozen musical numbers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Cliff Richard  •  Walter Slezak  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Hank Marvin

The Appaloosa (1966)

A man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Anjanette Comer  •  John Saxon  •  Emilio Fernández

A man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Anjanette Comer  •  John Saxon  •  Emilio Fernández

Top of the World (1998)

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Tia Carrere  •  Joe Pantoliano

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged diversion, and the two of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Tia Carrere  •  Joe Pantoliano

Ladybugs (1992)

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Jackée Harry  •  Jonathan Brandis  •  Ilene Graff

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Jackée Harry  •  Jonathan Brandis  •  Ilene Graff

The Naked Runner (1967)

Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Edward Fox  •  Nadia Gray

Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old son with him for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Peter Vaughan  •  Edward Fox  •  Nadia Gray

The Rage (1997)

FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having a new and unexperienced partner in the form of Kelly McCord. It turns out that the serial killer is an entire army of disgruntled CIA mercenaries from Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Lorenzo Lamas  •  Kristen Cloke  •  Gary Busey  •  Roy Scheider

FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having a new and unexperienced partner in the form of Kelly McCord. It turns out that the serial killer is an entire army of disgruntled CIA mercenaries from Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Lorenzo Lamas  •  Kristen Cloke  •  Gary Busey  •  Roy Scheider

The Lawyer (1970)

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young lawyer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Barry Newman  •  Diana Muldaur  •  Harold Gould  •  Booth Colman

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young lawyer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Barry Newman  •  Diana Muldaur  •  Harold Gould  •  Booth Colman

My 5 Wives (2000)

A three times divorced real estate tycoon, who thought he was through with love. Gets more then he bargained for when he invests in some property for a ski resort in Utah.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Andrew Dice Clay  •  John Byner  •  Molly Shannon

A three times divorced real estate tycoon, who thought he was through with love. Gets more then he bargained for when he invests in some property for a ski resort in Utah.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Andrew Dice Clay  •  John Byner  •  Molly Shannon

Detention (2003)

A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Alex Karzis  •  Kata Dobó  •  Corey Sevier

A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Alex Karzis  •  Kata Dobó  •  Corey Sevier

Three on a Spree (1961)

A young man will inherit a huge fortune--8 million pounds--but to qualify, he must spend a million pounds in just two months. Easy to do? That's what you think!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Jack Watling  •  Carole Lesley  •  Renée Houston  •  John Slater

A young man will inherit a huge fortune--8 million pounds--but to qualify, he must spend a million pounds in just two months. Easy to do? That's what you think!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Jack Watling  •  Carole Lesley  •  Renée Houston  •  John Slater

During One Night (1960)

Story of a young U.S. Army officer, stationed in England during World War II, who is suddenly conscious of a desire to "prove" himself sexually.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Don Borisenko  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Sean Sullivan  •  Joy Webster

Story of a young U.S. Army officer, stationed in England during World War II, who is suddenly conscious of a desire to "prove" himself sexually.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Don Borisenko  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Sean Sullivan  •  Joy Webster

A Cool Sound from Hell (1959)

To the dismay of his girlfriend, Charlie is introduced to the beatnik scene when he falls in love with a hep chick named Steve. But when he discovers Steve is mixed up with a vicious drug ring, he has to decide where his values really lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Alan Crofoot  •  Madeline Kronby  •  Anthony Ray  •  Ron Taylor

To the dismay of his girlfriend, Charlie is introduced to the beatnik scene when he falls in love with a hep chick named Steve. But when he discovers Steve is mixed up with a vicious drug ring, he has to decide where his values really lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Alan Crofoot  •  Madeline Kronby  •  Anthony Ray  •  Ron Taylor
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