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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:
Fascinating, original and vastly underrated See more (238 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)

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 
John Merritt (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Mary Goldberg (uncredited)
Alan Shayne (uncredited)
 
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
Gae Clark Butler .... second hairdresser (uncredited)
Terry Miles .... second makeup artist (uncredited)
 
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
William S. Beasley .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
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
Glen R. Feldman .... leadman (uncredited)
Douglas Forsmith .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Dean Edward Mitzner .... assistant art director (uncredited)
David Moll .... second assistant property master (uncredited)
Peter R. Romero .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Walter Wylie .... construction coordinator (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
Al Boyle .... boom operator (uncredited)
Collins Shields .... cableman (uncredited)
 
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)
Albert Whitlock .... matte artist (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
Gerald H. Boatright .... second best boy (uncredited)
Michael B. Corbett .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ray De La Motte .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Frank Lambers .... grip best boy (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Orlando Suero .... still photographer (uncredited)
Don Yamasaki .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betsy Cox .... costume supervisor
Bruce Walkup .... costume supervisor
Bill Milton .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Axel Hubert Sr. .... associate editor (uncredited)
Ron Spang .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
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)
 
Transportation Department
Joe Gary .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Richard Padgett .... transportation captain (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
Kenneth Fineman .... hypnosis consultant (uncredited)
Ardie Ivy .... assistant: AFI (uncredited)
Geri Jacobson .... co-production secretary (uncredited)
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service (uncredited)
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Burton only agreed to make the film in return for Columbia casting him as Dr. Martin Dysart in Equus (1977), which he had played on stage.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Regan wakes up in hospital, she removes the IV needle from her arm, but in subsequent shots, there is no IV drip bag stand next to her bed.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Regan's ThemeSee more »

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34 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating, original and vastly underrated, 4 February 1999
Author: Mike Sutton from Harrogate, England

Boorman is a real unique talent, who constantly shows us the world from an unusual perspective. This is one of his most annoyingly idiosyncratic films when seen for the first time. Yet it's so alive and full of ideas, that it remains stimulating when the original film is reduced in memory to a few gory set pieces. Some of the images are as great as any in film history and the music score is terrific. It has lots of things wrong with it, but on the whole, it is a candidate for the most underrated film ever made.

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