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The Possessed (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 1 May 1977
A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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Kevin Leahy
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Ellen Sumner
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Sgt. Taplinger
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Paul Winjam
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Weezie Sumner
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Lane
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Louise Gelson
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Lawrence Bame
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A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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Weezie Sumner: Let's go in the back room, and I'll teach you about the chicken and the egg. Which... comes... first.
Paul Winjam: The girl steals my lines.
Weezie Sumner: Yeah, well you stole something of mine.
Paul Winjam: Now wait a minute, who seduced who?
Weezie Sumner: It was a tie.
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James Farentino, RIP
25 June 2012 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Possessed" is better than you might expect, mainly due to the absence of gore and shocks (since this is a TV movie, they didn't even get to show any nudity). The recently deceased James Farentino plays a priest investigating strange occurrences in a girls' school in Salem, Oregon. One of the most famous things about the movie nowadays is that it was probably Harrison Ford's final role before he became known as Han Solo. But like I said, the emphasis on suspense rather than gore and special effects strengthens the movie. The last ten minutes turn out to be the really creepy part of the movie. It's definitely worth seeing if you get a chance. Also starring Joan Hackett, P.J. Soles (Norma in "Carrie") and Diana Scarwid (Christina in "Mommie Dearest").


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