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Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | | Horror | 17 June 1977 (USA)
A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

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Belinda Beatty ...
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Dr. Gene Tuskin works with troubled children, perhaps none more troubled than Regan MacNeil, who suffers from bad dreams and repressed memories. The memories she represses are of the time she was possessed by a demon. Dr. Tuskin's invention, a device that hypnotizes two persons and links their minds together, reveals that the demon, named Pazuzu, still lurks within her. It is desperate to emerge again and wreak havoc. Meanwhile, Father Philip Lamont is ordered by his cardinal to investigate the death of Father Merrin, the priest who died while performing an exorcism on Regan. Father Lamont undertakes his task reluctantly. He feels unworthy of his assignment. He also feels that Evil is literally an entity and that this entity is winning the battle over Good. His investigation takes him to Africa where he locates another recipient of Merrin's exorcising and learns something fascinating and terrible about locusts. Written by J. Spurlin

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It's four years later...what does she remember?

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Linda Blair refused to be subjected to the makeup she wore in the first film. In flashback scenes, the possessed Regan was played by a double. See more »

Goofs

Lamont and Sharon visit the Georgetown house in the rain. The first shot clearly shows the sky to be completely overcast. Later, very bright overhead lights are reflected by the tops of both their umbrellas. See more »

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Possessed Woman: Father! Agh! Agh! Oh, Father!
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Tap Dance Routine Choreographed by Daniel Joseph Giaghi See more »

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Referenced in X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time (2015) See more »

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Lullaby of Broadway
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Music by Harry Warren
Played on the saxophone while Regan is tap dancing
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A Brilliant, Lousy Film
5 August 1999 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Inside this terrible film is an excellent film screaming to get out. There are moments of real power and and frightening beauty, but they are drowning in sludge. One wonders if this mixture is a result of conflict amongst those making the film, or of Boorman simply not being able to keep his grasp of a vision.


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