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Director:
Writer:
William Goodhart (written by)
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Release Date:
17 June 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's four years later...what does she remember?
Plot:
A girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
The worst sequel...ever. See more (232 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Blair ... Regan MacNeil

Richard Burton ... Father Philip Lamont

Louise Fletcher ... Dr. Gene Tuskin

Max von Sydow ... Father Merrin

Kitty Winn ... Sharon Spencer

Paul Henreid ... The Cardinal

James Earl Jones ... Older Kokumo

Ned Beatty ... Edwards
Belinda Beatty ... Liz (as Belinha Beatty)
Rose Portillo ... Spanish Girl
Barbara Cason ... Mrs. Phalor
Tiffany Kinney ... Deaf Girl
Joey Green ... Young Kokumo
Fiseha Dimetros ... Young Monk
Ken Renard ... Abbot
Hank Garrett ... Conductor
Lorry Goldman ... Accident Victim
Bill Grant ... Taxi Driver
Shane Butterworth ... Gary Tuskin
Joely Adams ... Linda Tuskin
Robert Lussier
Charles Parks

Richard Paul ... Man on the Plane
George Skaff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kelley Karel ... Singer (uncredited)
Karen Knapp ... Pazuzu (uncredited)

Dana Plato ... Sandra Phalor (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Boorman 
 
Writing credits
William Goodhart (written by)

John Boorman  uncredited
Rospo Pallenberg  uncredited

Produced by
John Boorman .... producer
Richard Lederer .... producer
Charles Orme .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Priestley 
 
Production Design by
Richard Macdonald 
 
Art Direction by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
 
Costume Design by
Robert De Mora 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist: Mr. Burton
Wayne Edgar .... makeup artist
Lynda Gurasich .... supervising hair stylist
Gary Liddiard .... makeup supervisor
Dick Smith .... special makeup effects artist
Carrie White .... additional hair stylist
 
Production Management
John R. Coonan .... unit production manager (as John Coonan)
William C. Gerrity .... unit production manager: New York (as William Gerrity)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Hsu .... second assistant director
Rospo Pallenberg .... second unit director
Phil Rawlins .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Kathrin Boorman .... draughtsman: Regan's drawings
Harold Broner .... construction coordinator
Richard Lawrence .... assistant art director
Richard M. Rubin .... property master
Gene Rudolf .... art director: New York
Douglas Forsmith .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Atkinson .... sound effects editor
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Walter Goss .... sound mixer
Russ Hill .... synchronization effects editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jim Blount .... special effects
Wayne Edgar .... special effects
Chuck Gaspar .... special effects
Jeff Jarvis .... special effects
Roy Kelly .... special effects
Richard Ratliff .... special effects
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process consultant
Albert Whitlock .... special visual effects (as Albert J. Whitlock)
Henry Schoessler .... matte crew (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Ashby .... stunts (uncredited)
May Boss .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Bennie Moore .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Brooker .... key grip (as Art Brooker)
Garrett Brown .... Steadicam operator
Diane Eddy .... camera operator: second unit
Ken Eddy .... camera operator: second unit
Nick McLean .... camera operator
Sean Morris .... special photographer: Locust
Doug Pentek .... gaffer
David L. Quaid .... camera operator: second unit (as David Quaid)
Chris Schwiebert .... camera operator
Dave Thompson .... special photographer: Locust
Ron Vargas .... assistant camera
Michael B. Corbett .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ray De La Motte .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsy Cox .... costume supervisor
Bruce Walkup .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Harper MacKay .... choral director
Eugene Marks .... music editor (as Gene Marks)
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Ennio Morricone .... orchestrator
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Gloria O'Brien .... singer: theme music (uncredited)
Brandon Quinn .... choral singer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Fiseha Dimetros .... technical consultant: Africa
Fisha Dimetros .... technical consultant: Africa
Daniel Joseph Giaghi .... choreographer: tap dance routine
John James .... location manager
Steven R. Kutcher .... entomologist
Andrea Nachman .... production secretary
Rospo Pallenberg .... creative associate
Dan Perri .... title designer
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
Melissa Skoff .... secretary to director
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tom Culla .... special thanks (as Tommy Culla)
Michael Dryhurst .... special thanks
Peter MacDonald .... special thanks
Geoffrey Unsworth .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Exorcist 2" - International (English title) (informal alternative title)
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Runtime:
118 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Christopher Walken was also considered to play Father Lamont, but the studio management was opposed to his casting.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the two characters return to the house in Georgetown, they are in the pouring rain holding wet umbrellas which clearly reflect the very intense white film lights above them.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[pre-release version]
Father Lamont:[narrating] Father Lanchester Merrin died in Georgetown near Washington, D.C. while attempting to exorcise a 12-year-old child, Regan MacNeil.
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Soundtrack:
Regan's ThemeSee more »

FAQ

What happened to Father Karras?
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83 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
The worst sequel...ever., 16 July 2003
Author: (Tyrantc@fridaythe13thfilms.com) from Chattanooga, TN

Wow. What can one say? Boorman went from Deliverance to this? Okay, in addition to being completely hilarious, this is also the most pretentious movie ever made, (aside from The Matrix Reloaded). Good thing Burstyn sat out for this turkey. Please tell me that I didn't see James Earl Jones in a big locust suit. Please tell me that I didn't see Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher being groped by a matted Linda Blair stand in and moaning (I am not making this up) in such a way that would make Ron Jeremy take notice. And what in the name of all things good and holy is a "Synchronizer" and what does it have to do with anything at all? Why is Africa made of fiber-glass? Why is Richard Burton made of stone? Oh, God. They couldn't have made this worse if they had scripted it so. Oh, wait...they did. Well, for all its faults at least it's not a desperate attempt by a major studio to milk whatever money they can out of a pre-existing hit by combining a-list actors, and a controversial visualist director, with a hastily prepared screenplay that shares little of the spirit and intelligence of its predecessor, producing a boring, although often laughably pious bastardization of something far, far greater. Oh wait....it is. If you're a fan of bad movies, you have reached Zen here. If you're a fan of the original Exorcist, run, just run and don't look back. Run with your arms flailing into the night as the preview audiences surely did in 1977.

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