Sudden Fury

1975

Crime / Drama / Thriller

167
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 316

Synopsis


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Sean McCann as Polanski
720p.BLU
842.66 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
92 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Woodyanders 8 / 10 / 10

Crackerjack Canadian thriller

Hapless fidgety loser Fred (well played to the wormy'n'weaselly hilt by Dominic Hogan) leaves his estranged wife Janet (a fine performance by Gay Rowan) on a remote countryside road to die after surviving a car crash with her. Good samaritan Al (an excellent and engaging portrayal by Dan Hennessey) tries to come to Janet's rescue only to be set up by Fred as the guy who killed her. Writer/director Brian Damude relates the crafty and compelling story at a constant pace, makes nice use of the beautiful and isolated rural locations, ably builds a considerable amount of tension, maintains a dark gritty tone throughout, stages some exciting last reel action with aplomb, and concludes things on a bold ambiguous note. Moreover, the bang-up acting by the sturdy cast keeps this movie humming: Hogan astutely nails the antsy and conniving nature of his desperate character while Hennessey impresses as the likeable hard-luck protagonist. In addition, there are praiseworthy supporting contributions from Hollis McLaren as sweet farmgirl Laura, David Yorston as tough farmer Dan, and Eric Clavering as an amiable gas station attendant. Both James B. Kelly's crisp cinematography and Matthew McCauley's spirited shivery score are up to speed. A real sleeper.

Reviewed by Coventry 7 / 10 / 10

Meet Fred. Fred is a genuine psychopath!

Big shot Hollywood producers take a pencil and a notebook, because this ultra-cheap and sadly obscure 70s exploitation thriller succeeds - almost effortlessly - where practically 99% of all nowadays attempts fail miserably. I'm talking about sheer and genuine tension from start to finish, a simple but original and compelling plot, unpredictable and shocking story twists, being horrific without the use of a single special effect, etc. "Sudden Fury" honestly deserves to be wider known, or is at least entitled to an immortal cult status, as it truly was one of the most engaging viewing experiences I've had in the past couple of years. Never heard about writer/director Brian Damude before, but he surely deserves utmost respect and credit for his screenplay that continuously sets you on the wrong foot. At the very beginning of the film, you automatically sympathize with lead character Fred, because he finds out that his wife Janet is unfaithful and lying to his face. Shortly after, when the two of them are driving along the godforsaken roads of rural Ontario, it becomes abundantly clear that Fred is a naive dreamer, an entrepreneurial failure, and an ill-tempered brute! When they get into a car accident that seriously injures Janet, Fred thinks up a series of diabolical schemes that even turn him into a genuine psychopath! One of the sliest and most loathsome psychopaths ever, in fact! I really don't want to reveal everything that happens next, but rest assured Brian Damude still has many nasty, courageous and startling surprises in store. Also, the ending may feel unnatural and unsatisfying at first, but it's actually quite brilliant. Of course, one could righteously state that films like "Sudden Fury" have badly dated. These days everybody has mobile phones and reliable GPS-systems (although they probably wouldn't find a signal on these backwoods roads), but seen in its mid-70s frame, it's a nightmarish thriller. The film makes excellent use of the awesome remote filming locations, and there's a good old-fashioned moody country-soundtrack. The performances are terrific all around, but I simply must put Dominic Hogan in the spotlights for his role as Fred. Unfortunately, he died shortly after the release of "Sudden Fury", and Brian Damude incomprehensibly also never made another movie after this hidden treasure.

Reviewed by morrison-dylan-fan 7 / 10 / 10

Suddenly furious.

Joining in on ICM's Canadian Challenge,I started checking my DVD watch list piles for flicks to play. Getting the title thanks to it sounding like a tough Grindhouse movie,I was excited to unleash some sudden fury in Canada. The plot: Taking his wife Janet to see some land he wants to buy,Fred is angry to get rejected. Arguing over step of the way, (and gaining attention from local Al) Fred lashes out and tries to kill Janet. Driving pass,Al jumps out to save Janet. Going into hiding,Fred starts making plans to let his fury out on both of them. View on the film: Going to the backwoods for his own written and directed film,writer/director Brian Damude & cinematographer James B. Kelly serve up a choice chunk of Grindhouse grime,with the odd out of focus and unsteady camera move adding to the scruffy Grindhouse quality. Using every inch of Matthew McCauley spidery score,Damude gives the title a great menacing atmosphere,with rugged whip-pans revealing how far Al and Janet are for any escape from the psycho. Limiting the sudden fury to a handful of characters,the screenplay by Damude strikes with a wonderful viciousness,from Janet and Fred pecking at each other in the first scene,to Al finding out the risk of being a "have a go hero." Going down on a Grindhouse hicksville farm for the final, Damude fires off a double barrel of harsh nihilism,as Al experiences sudden fury.

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