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Furie, Sidney J. 1933–

Furie, Sidney J. 1933–

(Sidney Furie)

PERSONAL

Born February 28, 1933, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; immigrated to England, 1960. Education: Carnegie Institute of Technology (later known as Carnegie-Mellon University).

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Producer, director, and writer. Worked as an apprentice for Canadian television; Galaworldfilm Productions, Ltd., executive director, 1961–.

Member: Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors: Golden Palm Award nomination, Cannes International Film Festival, 1965, Film Award, best British film, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1966, and Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in motion pictures, 1966, all for The Ipcress File; Bronze Wrangler (with others), theatrical motion picture, Western Heritage awards, 1967, for The Appaloosa; International Fantasy Film Award nomination, best film, Fantasporto, 1989, for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace; DVD Premiere Award nomination, best director, 2003, for Global Heresy.

CREDITS

Film Director:

A Dangerous Age, Ajay, 1958.

A Cool Sound from Hell, 1959.

Dr. Blood's Coffin, United Artists, 1961.

The Snake Woman (also known as Terror of the Snake Woman), United Artists, 1961.

Three on a Spree, United Artists, 1961.

The Boys, Gala, 1962.

During One Night (also known as Night of Passion), Astor, 1962.

The Young Ones (musical; also known as Wonderful to Be Young), Paramount, 1962.

(Uncredited) Devil Doll, 1964.

The Ipcress File (also known as Len Deighton's "The Ipcress File"), Universal, 1965.

The Leather Boys, Allied Artists, 1965.

Swinger's Paradise (musical; also known as Wonderful Life), Universal, 1965.

The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora), Universal, 1966.

Eye of the Devil, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1966.

The Naked Runner, Warner Bros., 1967.

The Lawyer, Paramount, 1970.

Little Fauss and Big Halsy, Paramount, 1970.

Lady Sings the Blues, Paramount, 1972.

Hit!, Paramount, 1973.

Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, Paramount, 1975.

Gable and Lombard, Universal, 1976.

The Boys in Company C, Columbia, 1978.

The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Purple Hearts, Warner Bros., 1984.

Iron Eagle, TriStar, 1986.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros., 1987.

Iron Eagle II (also known as Iron Eagle II: The Battle beyond the Flag and L'aigle de fer II), TriStar, 1988.

The Taking of Beverly Hills (also known as Boomer: The Taking of Beverly Hills), Columbia, 1991.

Ladybugs, Paramount, 1992.

Iron Eagle IV (also known as Aigle de fer IV), Trimark Pictures, 1995.

The Rage, Miramax, 1996.

The Collectors, Betar Entertainment, 1999.

Tripwire, Omega Pictures International, 1999.

Hide and Seek (also known as Cord and Jeu mortel), Trimark Pictures, 2000.

My Five Wives (also known as My 5 Wives and Mes cinq cheries), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Sonic Boom, 2000.

The Circle (also known as Fraternity and La fraternite), Screen Media Films, 2001.

Donzi: The Legend, Four Starz Productions, 2001.

Global Heresy (also known as Rock My World and Au coeur du rock), Ballpark Productions/GFT Entertainment/Ultimate Pictures, 2002.

Partners in Action, DEJ Productions/Hannibal Pictures, 2002.

Detention, Alliance Atlantis Communications, 2003.

Direct Action, Nu-Image Films, 2004.

American Soldiers, Peace Arch Entertainment Group, 2005.

The Veteran, Peace Arch Entertainment Group, 2006.

Film Producer:

A Dangerous Age, Ajay, 1958.

A Cool Sound from Hell, 1959.

(With Kenneth Rive) The Boys, Gala, 1962.

(With Rive) During One Night (also known as Night of Passion), Astor, 1962.

Purple Hearts, Warner Bros., 1984.

American Soldiers, Peace Arch Entertainment Group, 2005.

Film Character Creator:

Aces: Iron Eagle III, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Television Director; Movies:

Iron Eagle IV (also known as Aigle de fer IV), Trimark Pictures, 1995.

Hollow Point (also known as Rysk Roulette and Arsenal de pointe), 1996.

Married to a Stranger, Family Channel, 1997.

Top of the World (also known as Cold Cash and Showdown), HBO, 1998.

A Friday Night Date (also known as Road Rage), Cinemax, 2000.

In Her Defense (also known as In Self Defense), Cinemax, 2000.

Going Back (also known as Under Heavy Fire and Freres de guerre), HBO, 2001.

Television Creator; Series:

Hudson's Bay, CBC, beginning 1959.

Petrocelli, NBC, 1974–76.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Down Come the Rain," Lonesome Dove: The Series, CTV, 1994.

"When Wilt Thou Blow," Lonesome Dove: The Series, CTV, 1994.

V.I.P. (also known as VIP and V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, multiple episodes from 1998–99.

Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, multiple episodes from 1998–2000.

"Wages of Sin," 18 Wheels of Justice, Spike TV, 2000.

Also directed episodes of Hudson's Bay, CBC; and Just Cause, PAX TV.

Television Director; Pilots:

"O Western Wind," Lonesome Dove: The Series, CTV, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold (documentary), Cinemax, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Sidney Furie) "The Gunmen," On Camera, CBC, 1955.

Himself, Hollywood U.K., BBC, 1993.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

A Dangerous Age, Ajay, 1958.

A Cool Sound from Hell, 1959.

During One Night (also known as Night of Passion), Astor, 1962.

(With Harold Buchman) The Lawyer, Paramount, 1970.

(With Richard Natkin) The Boys in Company C, Columbia, 1978.

(With Natkin) Purple Hearts, Warner Bros., 1984.

(With Kevin Elders) Iron Eagle, TriStar, 1986.

(With Elders) Iron Eagle II (also known as Iron Eagle II: The Battle beyond the Flag and L'aigle de fer), TriStar, 1988.

Screenplays; Stories:

The Taking of Beverly Hills (also known as Boomer: The Taking of Beverly Hills), Columbia, 1991.

The Rage, Miramax, 1996.

Direct Action, Nu-Image Films, 2004.

Teleplays; Stories; Movies:

Going Back (also known as Under Heavy Fire and Freres de guerre), HBO, 2001.

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