Lt. Kinderman and Father Dyer cheer each other up on the anniversary of the death of their mutual friend, Father Damien Karras, by going to see "It's a Wonderful Life" at the local theater in Georgetown, near Washington D.C. But there's no cheering Kinderman while a particularly cruel and gruesome serial killer is at large. His murders, which involve torture, decapitation and the desecration of religious icons, is bad enough; but they also resemble those of the Gemini Killer, who has been dead for fifteen years. Written by
Do you dare walk these steps again?
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Did You Know?
William Peter Blatty came up with the idea for the movie right after the success of The Exorcist
(1973), deciding to set it in a hospital after hearing about a priest who entered a health facility without his surplices and caused havoc among the patients. Since he could not convince director William Friedkin
' to film that story, he went to write a book about it, which was to become "Legion", to be adapted and directed by Blatty himself. Without Blatty or Friedkin, Warner Brothers went on to produce Exorcist II: The Heretic
(1977) instead. See more
The car chase completely mixes up the geography of Georgetown. See more
Are you Damien Karras?
Aahh, you haven't any medical records for him, have you? No tedious fingerprints?
Song of India
Performed by Tommy Dorsey
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