Synopsis: In April 1945, the Allies are making their final push in the European theater. A battle-hardened Army sergeant named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt), leading a Sherman tank and a five-man crew, undertakes a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Hopelessly outnumbered, outgunned and saddled with an inexperienced soldier (Logan Lerman) in their midst, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds as they move to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Production: Sony Pictures
  5 wins & 23 nominations.
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134 min


April 1945 -- The Allied Armies strike at the heart of

Germany. In four weeks the Third Reich will be no more...


Thick morning fog blankets all. A faint glow in the East.

It's quiet save for the DISTANT RUMBLE of artillery.

Super title:
Somewhere in Nazi Germany...

A Spanish Arabian STALLION emerges from the fog. A wasp

waisted German Army LIEUTENANT erect in its saddle. His

disciplined horse elegantly picks its way over the furrowed

soil. A dark hulk looms in the mist -- Horse and rider


IT'S A BURNED OUT TANK -- An American Sherman. Still

smoldering. Steel armor ripped open like tin foil.

The Lieutenant moves on. Encounters another charred tank.

Its entire turret blown off. A small fire still burns

inside. Around it are the blackened twisted shapes of burnt

shrunken men.

He moves on. Another hulk emerges from the mist --This tank

looks like a scrap heap -- Sandbags, railroad ties, sloppy

steel plate, cases of wine, rations and ammunition.

Battered, scarred and seemingly abandoned.

The Lieutenant guides his horse in a slow circle around the

armored vehicle. He HEARS a faint CLINK -- And draws his

Luger from its shiny black holster -- THEN:


Tearing the German from his horse. The two men CRASH to the

ground. The American stabs the Lieutenant in the face --

THWICK-THWICK-THWICK! Fast, violent, shocking...

The American then carefully slides the knife blade behind the

German's eye -- Piercing his brainpan with a CRACK. The

German convulses for a moment. And dies...

The American retrieves his knife. Wipes it clean on the

German's uniform and scans the area with burning primal eyes.

This is DON "WARDADDY" COLLIER. Late twenties he looks

middle aged. A light beard and hollow cheeks. Years of

combat have ground him into something hard and sharp.

With the mechanical clumsiness of exhaustion, Wardaddy cuts

the mapcase from the German's belt. Then rips the large

Knight's Cross medal from the dead man's neck.

Wardaddy stands to his full impressive height in his oil

blackened overalls. He crosses to the horse. He grabs the

beautiful animal's bridal and looks at it for a moment...


Pink Revision - 30th Oct 2.


Eye to eye. Connecting with the animal. With incredible

gentleness he rubs its muzzle. And kisses it...

Then he pulls his knife -- The horse jerks back, but Wardaddy

holds it firm. He knows horses...

THWICK! -- He cuts off the bridle, slips the bit from its

mouth. He unbuckles the saddle and drops it to the soil.

Wardaddy looking at the horse. Then it heads back the way it

came -- Now without rider and tack...

Wardaddy climbs aboard his tank --Her name is "FURY" -- It's

painted on her cannon...


Dark. Cramped. Crowded. A filthy machine with filthy men.

There's two main areas --THE TURRET BASKET -- A big

cylindrical cage that spins with the turret.

And the BOW -- The front of the tank where the driver and a

machine gunner sit. The sound of piss hitting tin...

BOYD "BIBLE" SWAN is draped casually across the cannon

breech. A pastor's kid from Des Moines, he's serious, calm,

centered. You'd never guess he's killed a thousand men. He

finishes urinating into an ammo can.

TRINI "GORDO" GARCIA sits in the driver's seat sipping wine

from a bottle. A Mexican butcher from Chicago. He's been

drunk since 1942. He once went into combat sober -- And

vowed never to do it again.

Next to Gordo, the transmission housing between them, is the

body of RED. A blood soaked jacket pulled over his head.

His blood spattered inside the tank.

GRADY "COON-ASS" TRAVIS, a good-old-boy from Arkansas, is

wedged into the battery compartment fixing a short. He's

cunning, viscous and World wise.

Wardaddy drops down into the Commander's hatch.


Get that f***er?


I knocked him off.

Gordo offers Red a drink, pushes the bottle into his

shoulder. Whispers to him...


Gordo. Stop. Leave him rest.


He's dead. Or did you forget? Drunk

damn fool.


Pink Revision - 30th Oct 3.


Gordo shoots them a dirty look. Keeps whispering to his dead

friend. Wardaddy watches Coon-Ass work.


Goddammit. Ain't you done?


Keep ridin' me.


I'm not riding you. If I was, you'd know

it. More where he came from.

Wardaddy tosses Bible the Knight's Cross -- Bible hangs it in

the turret --Where more German combat decorations hang like

Christmas ornaments.


You get some canned bacon for this?

He tosses Gordo the dead Officer's Luger. He inspects it.


For this? Yeah. A case or two.

Wardaddy lights a cigarette. Then scratches another notch in

his knife with his GI can opener. It's tense -- They are

behind German lines and acutely aware of the danger they're

in. But danger becomes routine. After years of it...

Coon-Ass smirks -- KNOWING he'll get a rise...


How come you didn't shoot that horse?

You love shooting horses so much.

Wardaddy darkens with outrage -- He works his way over to

Coon-Ass and begins kicking the Hell out of him.


Stop it! What's that for?

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David Ayer

David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for being the writer of Training Day (2001), and the director and writer of Harsh Times (2005), Street Kings (2008), End of Watch (2012), Sabotage (2014), Fury (2014), and Suicide Squad (2016). more…

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  • James Killett
    James Killett
    My brother Ernie and I watched your movie on the same day with Ernie in CArmel, CA and me in Baton Rouge. We both felt "Fury" gave us a good feel for what our father Lt. Col. Ernest B. Killett went through as Patton's 3rd Army spearhead tank commander into Germany. Dad was platoon tank commander in 3rd Tank Battalion of the 10th Armored Division which was commanded by Lt. Col. Henry T. Cherry, Jr. The 3rd Tank Battalion "Cherry's Command" was selected to lead Patton's 3rd Army into Germany with LTC Cherry selecting my Dad to be the first tank. Dad was wounded and sent to a hospital near Paris for about 6 weeks and returned to unit just before they were deployed to Bastogne to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. My DAd was the real thing. See my new book just published through Dorrance Publishing titled "Armored to Wings of Eagles: A Soldier's Story" by James K. Killett. Dad made the U.S. Army his career retiring in Nov. 1963. He went from tanks to flying after the war as Liaison Pilot. After retiring, Dad became chief test pilot for PAMI at Fort Rucker. He passed away in 2003. Dad story would make a great movie like Fury.
    Very Best Regards,
    James K. Killett
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