Rage is an American science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma , based on the novel of the same name by John Farris . Starring Kirk Douglas , Amy Irving and John Cassavetes .
|Producer||Brian De Palma|
|Producer||Jack B. Bernstein |
|In the main|
|Kirk Douglas |
|Budget||5.5 million dollars|
Israel , 1977 Special services veteran Peter Sandza is about to resign. His son, Robins, with parapsychological abilities, must now attend a regular school in Chicago. However, unexpectedly resting on the beach, the father and son of Sanza are attacked by terrorists. Companion Peter Childress leads the boy away, while the veteran himself tries to sail away on a motor boat in order to divert the attention of the attackers. After the attack, he notices that his ally is talking with one of the terrorists and realizes that the attack is rigged.
Chicago , 1978 Peter is looking for his son, and at this time special services are looking for him. A hired Sanza man finds a girl Gillian Billaver with paranormal capabilities. She also has problems with others, on the other hand, employees of the Paragon Institute are interested in her abilities. The girl likes everything here, but suddenly she takes the director’s hand and, with the help of her clairvoyant abilities, learns about a young man who was forcedly at the institute. The next day, Gillian talks with one of the employees of the institute about what happened. She tells her about Robin, and the girl “sees” what happened to the young man while watching the record of the terrorist attack. Gillian is extremely agitated, grabs the employee by the hand, which causes the latter to have a brain hemorrhage. Meanwhile, Peter, with the help of his friend Hester, who works at Paragon, decides to break into the institute.
Robin himself is in a luxurious country mansion with an employee of the institute, who impersonates his mistress. Suddenly, on a merry-go-round, he sees a large group of people dressed in Arabic clothes. Outraged by this, the young man destroys the attraction by the force of his will.
Hester is trying to help Gillian escape from college. The girl succeeds, but Hester gets into a car accident. Peter destroys the guards and takes away Gillian. The girl helps him find the house where Robin is. The young man himself feels the approach of Gillian, but considers this a provocation from the side of Childress. From indignation, he kills his imaginary mistress with the help of his abilities. Meanwhile, the guards grab Peter, but Childress allows him to get in touch with his son. However, the young man is so excited that he attacks his father. The young man falls out of the window of the upper floor of the mansion, but before he dies, he transfers his psychic energy to Gillian. Seeing the death of his son, Peter also rushes down.
Next morning. Childress is trying to convince Gillian that it was Peter who was to blame for Robin's death. However, the girl blinds the agent, and then simply blows him up with the power of psychic energy.
- Kirk Douglas - Peter Sandza
- John Cassavetes - Ben Childress
- Carrie Snodgress - Hester
- Charles Dörning - Dr. Jim McKeever
- Amy Irving - Gillian Billaver
- Fiona Lewis - Dr. Susan Charles
- Andrew Stevens - Robin Sandsa
- Carol Yves Rossen - Dr. Ellen Lindstrom
- Rutania Alda - Kristen
- Joyce Easton - Katarin Billaver
- Jane Lambert - Vivien Knuckles
- Sam Laws - Blackfish
- William Finley - Raymond Dunwoody
- J. Patrick McNamara - Robertson
- Alice Nunn - Mrs. Callahan
- Melody Thomas Scott - LaRue
- Daryl Hannah - Pam
- Hillary Thompson - Cheryl
- Dennis Franz - Police Bob
- Laura Innes - Jody
James Belushi played a tiny role in the film, for which it was the first appearance in a feature film. He can be seen in the scene of a walk by Gillian and LaRue along the beach, he stands in swimming trunks behind Raymond Dunwoody. After many years, this appearance became a topic of discussion in the David Letterman show , in which Belushi became a guest.
Also in the film, their debut roles were played by Daryl Hannah (Pam, girlfriend Cheryl), Laura Innes (Jody, girlfriend Cheryl) and Dennis Franz (Bob, a policeman whom Peter took hostage).
- 1979 Saturn Award - Best Makeup
The film is included by Stephen King in the list of the most significant works of the genre from 1950 to 1980 .
- Rage on the Internet Movie Database
- Fury on allmovie