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Sidney J. Furie is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Co-Director Canadien born on 28 february 1933

Sidney J. Furie

Sidney J. Furie
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Nationality Canada
Birth 28 february 1933 (91 years)

Sidney J. Furie (born February 28, 1933) 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.

Usually with

Antony Gibbs
Antony Gibbs
(4 films)
Brad Dexter
Brad Dexter
(4 films)
Alex Karzis
Alex Karzis
(5 films)
Daniel Kash
Daniel Kash
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sidney J. Furie (47 films)

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Director

Pride of Lions, 1h41
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Margot Kidder, Seymour Cassel, Bo Svenson, Cedric Smith, Tom Jackson
Rating37% 1.891321.891321.891321.891321.89132
Five young American soldiers are held hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban warlord. When the US Army is slow to act, a grandmother and four grandfathers with military backgrounds fly to Afghanistan to rescue them.
The Veteran
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside, Casper Van Dien, Kenny Johnson, Daniel Kash
Rating39% 1.9762351.9762351.9762351.9762351.976235
30 years since the Fall of Saigon, Ray Watson (played by Bobby Hosea from Under Heavy Fire), a Vietnam War veteran now working as a state senator, returns to Vietnam once again. When he arrives at his hotel room, he gets an unexpected visit from another veteran (played by Michael Ironside), who claims to be one of Ray's old comrades from Echo Company. Ray doesn't remember him, so he starts to remind him about the time that they served together. Meanwhile, Sara Reid (played by Ally Sheedy) from the Vietnam Veterans Action Committee in Washington, DC, along with a few government agents, are in the hotel opposite secretly listening in to the conversation between the two veterans as they are assigned to search for a missing soldier.
American Soldiers, 1h50
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Actors Eddie Della Siepe, James Gilbert, Rachael Ancheril
Rating35% 1.7612651.7612651.7612651.7612651.761265
Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close quarter combat and a desperate fight for survival.
Direct Action, 1h37
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Polly Shannon, Alex Karzis, Daniel Kash, Anthony J. Mifsud, Joe Pingue
Rating50% 2.5084152.5084152.5084152.5084152.508415
With fifteen years on the force, Sergeant Frank Gannon (Dolph Lundgren) has spent the last three years on the Direct Action Unit (DAU) task force, fighting gang crime and corruption.
Detention
Detention (2003)
, 1h38
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Dolph Lundgren, Alex Karzis, Corey Sevier, Kata Dobó, Anthony J. Mifsud, Mpho Koaho
Rating41% 2.060392.060392.060392.060392.06039
Hamilton High School is no place for a teacher who cares. Teacher Sam Decker (Dolph Lundgren), a former soldier, doesn't care anymore. He's quitting. After military service in the Gulf War and the former Yugoslavia, he returned to his inner city neighborhood to teach at the toughest school in town. He wanted to make a difference—but nothing does at Hamilton High.
Partners in Action, 1h32
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Armand Assante, Alex Karzis, Mpho Koaho, Douglas Smith, Anthony J. Mifsud
Rating44% 2.211122.211122.211122.211122.21112
Jack Cunningham is an ex-cop who attempts to uncover a drug ring involving some corrupt former co-workers. When Jack is framed for murder, a young teenager decides to help Jack prove his innocence. Now the two must run from the law and the dirty cops.
The Fraternity, 1h33
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Treat Williams, Robin Dunne, Malin Åkerman, Alex Karzis, Gordon Currie, Reuben Rox
Rating50% 2.5122152.5122152.5122152.5122152.512215
A group of high school seniors decide to create a secret society and have fun cruising around campus, pulling pranks and having poker parties in an abandoned boiler room. However, the circle decides to escalate things, by cheating on an exam. They all get "A"'s, but Mr. Spencer Runcie is convinced that they cheated, but just cannot prove it. The circle of friends and every other student who got an "A" are sent before an honor committee, where someone does name one name: Frazier, who is expelled. Although Runcie will not say who the rat is, the circle suspects that it is the nerdy Faulkner. His roommate and fellow circle member, Alex, who has been helping Faulkner impress a girl, Tess, with some love letters, assures his fellow circle members that Faulkner is not the rat.
Global Heresy, 1h46
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Alicia Silverstone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Jaimz Woolvett, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Lochlyn Munro
Rating59% 2.997652.997652.997652.997652.99765
When a rock band at the top of their game suddenly loses their band leader/bass player, their musical direction becomes questionable. All the band members know is that the leader's clothes were found at the edge of a waterfront and he has not been seen since. To replace their missing leader, they hire a new bassist Natalie (Alicia Silverstone), who shakes up their thoughts of the band. But the biggest changes come when the band decides to go into seclusion to develop new songs and a new sound. They rent a mansion from an aristocratic couple (Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright) (Lord and Lady Foxley) who are in need of money. When the staff hired to be on hand when the band arrives do not show, the couple decides to act as the butler, Benson, and the cook, Margaret. The obvious conflicts between the two cultures occur, but a respect for each other gradually follows. Meanwhile, the band's recording company is trying to trick them into signing a contract that obliges them to make the music as the company requires, denying their "creative control." Towards the end of the film, the status quo gets further shaken when the original band leader shows up and admits that his disappearance had been a planned publicity stunt.
Under Heavy Fire, 1h53
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea, Carré Otis, Kenny Johnson, Daniel Kash
Rating52% 2.6043152.6043152.6043152.6043152.604315
25 years since the Vietnam War ended, a group of American veterans return to Vietnam and meet up with TV journalist Kathleen Martin (played by Carre Otis), who is assigned to cover the reunion of the men from Echo Company. Soon, they are joined by their old Captain named Ramsey (played by Casper Van Dien), and they revisit the old battlefields they fought in and experience flashbacks of their time in the war during 1968.
Road Rage
Road Rage (2001)
, 1h36
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Action
Actors Casper Van Dien, Catherine Oxenberg
Rating32% 1.6284751.6284751.6284751.6284751.628475
Jim Travis est un étudiant qui, pour payer ses études, est chauffeur de limousine. Un jour, il prend la défense de Sonia, agressée par son violent petit ami. Quand Jim lui propose de la raccompagner chez elle, un 4X4 les prend alors en chasse et tente de les pousser hors de la route. Jim évite l'accident. Mais quand ils repartent, le 4X4 réapparaît. La course-poursuite reprend, se transformant en un duel mortel...
Hide and Seek, 1h40
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Bruce Greenwood, Vincent Gallo
Rating53% 2.6507552.6507552.6507552.6507552.650755
After struggling with infertility, Anne (Daryl Hannah) finally succeeds in getting pregnant through invitro fertilization with her husband Jack (Bruce Greenwood). However, one night, Anne awakens to discover a masked intruder in her room. Terrified, Anne tries to escape, but the intruder chloroforms her into unconsciousness, rendering her helpless as he kidnaps her and takes her to an isolated house.
My 5 Wives
My 5 Wives (2000)
, 1h40
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Rodney Dangerfield, John Byner, John Pinette, Jerry Stiller, Andrew Dice Clay, Molly Shannon
Rating47% 2.3560652.3560652.3560652.3560652.356065
A wealthy Los Angeles land developer, Monte Peterson, travels to Utah hoping to open a ski resort after his third marriage ends in divorce. He competes against an "evil" banker, Preston Gates, hoping to snatch land from the defaulting farmers to gain control for mob investors who want to build a casino.
In Her Defense, 1h34
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller
Actors Marlee Matlin, Michael Dudikoffi, Daniel Pilon, Sophie Lorain
Rating53% 2.656132.656132.656132.656132.65613
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 must defend his lover who's blamed for the murder that he committed himself.
Top of the World, 1h39
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Peter Weller, Dennis Hopper, Tia Carrere, Joe Pantoliano, David Alan Grier, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Rating45% 2.267852.267852.267852.267852.26785
In Las Vegas for a quickie divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Cowboy Country 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 them become suspects. Over the course of the evening and next morning, the two attempt to escape the surrounded casino and prove their innocence, as well as save their marriage.
The Rage
The Rage (1997)
, 1h33
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Gary Busey, Lorenzo Lamas, Roy Scheider, David Carradine, Kristen Cloke, Brandon Mychal Smith
Rating45% 2.262382.262382.262382.262382.26238
FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having Kelly McCord as a new and inexperienced partner. It turns out that the serial killer is an entire army of disgruntled CIA mercenaries from Vietnam.