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Marcel Vercoutere (1925–2013)

Marcel Vercoutere was born on October 28, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on The Exorcist (1973), Deliverance (1972) and Night Moves (1975). He was married to Carolyn Hill. He died on April 13, 2013 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Exorcist
The Exorcist Special Effects
Deliverance Special Effects
Night Moves
Night Moves Special Effects
Salvage 1
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 1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (special effects)
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe (special effects - uncredited)
 1983 Blue Thunder (special effects - uncredited)
 1982 Barbarosa (special effects)
 1980 Detour to Terror (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1980 The Dream Merchants (TV Series) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (special effects)
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series) (special effects - 18 episodes)
- Round Up (1979) ... (special effects)
- Harry's Doll (1979) ... (special effects)
- Dry Spell (1979) ... (special effects)
- Diamond Volcano (1979) ... (special effects)
- Hard Water: Part 2 (1979) ... (special effects)
 1978 The American Girls (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- The Cancelled Czech (1978) ... (special effects)
 1978 Convoy (special effects)
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1975 Search for the Gods (TV Movie) (special effects - as Marcel Vercoutear)
 1975 Night Moves (special effects)
 1973 The Exorcist (special effects)
 1972 Deliverance (special effects)
 1971 McCabe & Mrs. Miller (special effects)
 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff! (special effects)
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 2005 The Perfect Scary Movie (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Special Effects

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Marcel Vercoutear

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All of us on motion picture crews have said at one time or another, 'I hate this job, it's terrible and I'll never do it again,' But when you see the product, you always come back for more. [interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1981]


In Los Angeles, he worked at movie studios, first sweeping stages, then as a welder and carpenter. He became part of the creative team for various films, designing special effects and stunts for car crashes, exploding bridges, gun battles, and other scenes. See more »

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