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Release Date:
17 August 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Do you dare walk these steps again? See more »
Plot:
A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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George C. Scott ... Kinderman
Ed Flanders ... Father Dyer

Brad Dourif ... The Gemini Killer

Jason Miller ... Patient X

Nicol Williamson ... Father Morning

Scott Wilson ... Dr. Temple

Nancy Fish ... Nurse Allerton

George DiCenzo ... Stedman (as George Dicenzo)

Don Gordon ... Ryan
Lee Richardson ... University President

Grand L. Bush ... Sergeant Atkins
Mary Jackson ... Mrs. Clelia

Viveca Lindfors ... Nurse X

Ken Lerner ... Dr. Freedman
Tracy Thorne ... Nurse Keating
Barbara Baxley ... Shirley
Zohra Lampert ... Mary Kinderman

Harry Carey Jr. ... Father Kanavan
Sherrie Wills ... Julie Kinderman

Edward Lynch ... Patient A

Clifford David ... Dr. Bruno
Alex Zuckerman ... Korner Boy (as Alexander Zuckerman)
Lois Foraker ... Nurse Merrin
Tyra Ferrell ... Nurse Blaine

James Burgess ... Thomas Kintry

Kevin Corrigan ... Altar Boy
Peggy Alston ... Mrs. Kintry
John Durkin ... Elderly Jesuit (as Father John Durkin S.J.)
Bobby Deren ... Nurse Bierce
Jan Neuberger ... Alice
Alexis Chieffet ... Counter Attendant

Debra Port ... Waitress
Walt MacPherson ... Police Sergeant

David Dwyer ... Second Police Officer

Danny Epper ... Police Driver (as Daniel Epper)
William Preston ... Old Man in Wheelchair
Chuck Kinlaw ... Attendant
Demetrios Pappageorge ... Casperelii
Nina Hansen ... Little Old Lady
Shane Wexel ... First Dream Boy
Ryan Paul Amick ... Second Dream Boy
John Coe ... Old Man in Dream (as John A. Coe)

Jodi Long ... First Dream Woman
Kathy Gerber ... Second Dream Woman

Samuel L. Jackson ... Dream Blind Man
Jan Smook ... Radio Man

Amelia Campbell ... Young Girl in Dream
Cherie Baron ... Nurse

Larry King ... Larry King
C. Everett Koop ... Everett Koop

Patrick Ewing ... Angel of Death
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clinton Brandhagen ... Young Boy in Dream (uncredited)
Michael Criscuolo ... Mental Patient (uncredited)

Colleen Dewhurst ... Satan (voice) (uncredited)

Fabio ... Angel (uncredited)
Randy Aaron Fink ... Student (uncredited)

Jeff Henry ... Angel (uncredited)

Patt Noday ... Hospital Ward Priest (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Manley Pope ... Angel (uncredited)
John Thompson ... John Thompson - Georgetown Hoyas Basketball Coach (uncredited)
Brad Waller ... Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Peter Blatty 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
William Peter Blatty (screenplay)

William Peter Blatty (novel "Legion")

Produced by
Carter DeHaven .... producer (as Carter De Haven)
Steve Jaffe .... associate producer
James G. Robinson .... executive producer
Joe Roth .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Barry De Vorzon  (as Barry Devorzon)
 
Cinematography by
Gerry Fisher 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Lee-Thompson  (as Peter Lee Thompson)
Todd C. Ramsay  (as Todd Ramsay)
Thom Noble (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Louis DiGiaimo  (as Lou Digiaimo)
Julie Selzer 
 
Production Design by
Leslie Dilley 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Shaffer 
 
Costume Design by
Dana Lyman 
 
Makeup Department
Michael Abrios .... crew: Cannom Creations
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects creator
Cydney Cornell .... department head hair stylist
Mitch Devane .... crew: Cannom Creations
Steve Frakes .... crew: Cannom Creations
Erin Koplow .... makeup artist (as Erin Brasfield)
John Logan .... crew: Cannom Creations
Dan Platt .... crew: Cannom Creations
Mike Smithson .... on set prosthetics coordinator
Brian Wade .... on-set special makeup effects supervisor
Bill Forsche .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Shaun Smith .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ronald Colby .... production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard W. Abramitis .... first assistant director
Stephanie Fowler Adams .... second second assistant director
Paul Baxley .... second unit director
Sharon Gerhard .... first assistant director: second unit
Sharon Gerhard .... second assistant director
Norman Reynolds .... special effects unit director
 
Art Department
Lisa De Alva .... property mistress: second unit
Daren Dochterman .... assistant to production designer
Tim Eckel .... set designer
Douglas Fox .... property master
John D. Kretschmer .... lead man
Alton McClellan .... scenic foreman
Simon Murton .... concept illustrator
Mick Rossman .... scenic: North Carolina
Thomas Michael Ryan .... gang boss
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
John Smart .... assistant property master
Michael A. Wells .... propmaker
Randal Woodward .... paint forman
Ralph Woollaston .... construction foreman
Robb Kehoe .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Ron Bartlett .... sound editor
Mike Chock .... sound editor
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Ezra Dweck .... sound effects recordist
Nicholas James .... sound editor
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Patterson .... supervising adr editor
Ralph Stuart .... first assistant sound editor
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sharon Benson .... special effects coordinator
Randy E. Moore .... special effects crew
Larry Odien .... mechanical effects
William Purcell .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects supervisor
Jon Bell .... digital artist
Patric Kenly .... animation camera operator
Jeff Matakovich .... optical supervisor: Dream Quest
Abe Milrad .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Paul Baxley .... stunt coordinator
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt double: Nicol Williamson
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... utility stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Chuck Waters .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... electrician
Eric Bartsch .... grip
Logan R. Berkshire .... best boy grip
John Cambria .... second assistant camera
Kevin Carrico .... grip
Rusty Edmonson .... lighting technician
Rory Robert Knepp .... additional second assistant camera
David Knox .... Steadicam operator
Terry D. Long .... electrician
Gene Poole .... key grip
David Renken .... electrician
Lee Shapira .... grip
R. Michael Stringer .... gaffer: second unit
Rick Tiedeman .... additional Steadicam operator
Jon R. Tower .... gaffer
Ron Zarilla .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... casting: Wilmington, NC
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Lapper .... costumer
Marina Marit .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tim Craig .... second assistant editor
Eric O. Schusterman .... apprentice editor
Marcy Stoeven .... assistant editor (as Marcy Stoeven Gibbens)
Adam Bernardi .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tyler C. Daum .... captain
 
Other crew
Philip Chidel .... production secretary
Sheldon Katz .... production controller
Helen Pinkston .... vfx script supervisor
James G. Robinson .... presenter
Judi Rosner .... production coordinator
Joe Roth .... presenter
David Sherry .... assistant to the upm
Joe Walser .... production assistant
Melinda Eichberg .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Chris Hilsabeck .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Exorcist 3" - Philippines (English title)
"William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Asked how he is able to get in and out of jail without being seen, The Gemini Killer (Brad Dourif) replies: "It's child's play." The camera cuts to a young, red-headed boy who looks a lot like the Chucky doll. Dourif provides the voice of Chucky in Child's Play (1988) and its sequels.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: The movie suggests that Kinderman and Father Karras/Patient X were longtime friends, but they only met once in the original film, and their meeting could hardly be called cordial.See more »
Quotes:
The Gemini Killer:I like plays. The good ones... Shakespeare... I like Titus Andronicus the best; it's sweet. Incidentally, did you know that you are talking to an artist? I sometimes do special things to my victims: things that are creative. Of course, it takes knowledge, pride in your work...See more »
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Soundtrack:
Lagrime di San PietroSee more »

FAQ

What are the other movies in the "Exorcist" franchise?
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Is "The Exorcist III" based on a book?
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26 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
"I believe...", 8 December 2004
Author: suspiria10 from The Void

The first 'true' and so far best sequel to the amazing 1974 original sees George C. Scott stepping into the role of Detective Kinderman (played by the late Lee J. Cobb in the original) who is investigating a series of homicides in Georgetown. The homicides, grisly in nature, follow the M.O. of the Gemini killer, a man convicted and sent to death in the electric chair 15 years ago. Several characters return this time around from the original film including Kinderman, Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) and Damian Karras again played by Jason Miller.

First up I'll talk about the acting. The cast did a bloody good job in their roles. Scott gives a tour de force performance where he mixes grandfatherly likability with someone who is clearly struggling with demons of his own. It is clear why this man is one of the best character actors of the silver screen. The few scenes that he shared with Father Dyer were played so well you really thought they had been lifelong friends. The other acting coup was getting Brad Dourif to play the Gemini killer. He proves here that he will always be more than the voice of our favorite pint-sized plastic doll from hell. His character spends the film being shackled in a cell but yet is able to convey a sense of menace few can provide with the help of other actors, props and settings. Jason Miller returns also as the 'body' of Father Karras and swaps back and forth the role with Dourif. The Kinderman / Karras / Gemini scenes are the highlight of the film. The actors go full bore at each other and turn what could have become boring exposition scenes into film highlights.

William Peter Blatty stepped up to the plate and directs this time around. He took a book he wrote, Legion and tweaked it into the screenplay for part 3. I believe, but am not positive, that the exorcism at the end of the film in not in the book. Unfortunately I haven't read it since just before the movie came out and can't remember. The direction here is done very well for his second film. He sets up a chilly atmosphere when needed the most and steps aside to let the actors do their thing. Fairly straight-forward he lets the story role without flashy visuals getting in the way, signs of a true writer. The story is character driven with a few creepy moments but I had wished the atmosphere had been a little denser with scares at the end though. This effort comes closest to the original.

The music score is a bit light with many of the better scenes given over strictly to audio effects. A little bit disappointing but doesn't affect things too badly.

In the end you have a good sequel with a character driven script and a bunch of top notch actors ripping it up. Unfortunately I thought the ending was a bit rushed with the inclusion of the exorcism is just a little out of place. What for most of the film seems like a classic example of the walk-in of an 'old soul' suddenly becomes a possession story. But you got to give the distributors what they want I guess.

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