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The Exorcist III (1990)

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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

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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 J. Spurlin

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17 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Exorcist III: Legion  »

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$26,098,824 (USA)
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William Peter Blatty offered directorial responsibilities to John Carpenter. Carpenter turned him down, and Blatty ended up directing the picture himself. See more »

Goofs

Kinderman clearly punches Patient X in the nose with his right hand (Patient X's left nostril begins to bleed, and his head rocks back to the right); yet later, Nurse Allerton bandages Kinderman's left hand (over the course of a protracted dialogue scene). See more »

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Father Dyer: I only told him the truth.
Stedman: What did you say?
Father Dyer: Jesus loves you, everyone else thinks your an asshole.
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References Lord Jim (1965) See more »

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Performed by Tommy Dorsey
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19 March 2001 | by (London UK) – See all my reviews

Parts I and III of this series have just been shown on UK TV, confirming what I've long suspected : this is a *criminally* under-rated movie, streets ahead of the original in just about every way you can imagine. It's better written, better acted, and better directed. I honestly can't think of a scarier movie - the hallway scene gets me every time !

What a shame it gets such a low score in the user ratings - the original deserves a 5, surely this is at least a 7 ?


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