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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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(67 articles)
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Great movie; bogged down a bit by producer interference. See more (220 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)

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
Robert Baldridge .... production assistant
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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Favorite film of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
The Gemini Killer:It's the smiles that keep us going. The bits of giggles and good cheer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lagrime di San PietroSee more »

FAQ

Why is Karras played by Jason Miller in some scenes and Brad Dourif in others?
Is "The Exorcist III" based on a book?
Similarly, how were Kinderman and Karras meant to be good friends? They only spoke a few times in the first film.
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Great movie; bogged down a bit by producer interference., 3 April 2002
Author: capkronos (capkronos00@hotmail.com) from Ohio, USA

Taking a much different approach than the first two EXORCIST films will either infuriate or please viewers depending on their expectations, and there's just no use arguing with people on the merits of this film, because something can be said for those who love it AND those who hate it. However, I have huge admiration for the nerve it took William Peter Blatty to bring his distinct vision to the screen and take big chances with this film. The end result is never boring and it refuses to be stupid, even when it threatens to fall apart from all the overly-complicated plot weirdness. There's loads of subtext here, it's not nearly as dependent on FX and gore than the first film, it has creepy atmosphere to burn and delivers a few great shocks (including a now-legendary hospital corridor scene; though some of the most horrible things in this film are implied, not shown). The writing is very good, and there's smart dialogue and three-dimensional characters played by some first-rate actors. George C. Scott is wonderful (when isn't he?) in the lead, with Jason Miller, Brad Dourif (one of the most underrated actors ever), Ed Flanders, Scott Wilson and everyone else contributing heavily.

I heard the senseless exorcism climax (featuring Nicol Williamson) was added to the film later against Blatty's wishes so audiences wouldn't be "confused," which basically means the studio who financed it take the general viewing public as idiots.

Make sure to also check out Blatty's great THE NINTH CONFIGURATION (AKA TWINKLE, TWINKLE, KILLER KANE), also a pretty underrated movie. I noticed he hasn't returned to scripting/directing film since this was made, probably because it wasn't well received at the time, but it's nice to read other comments and see I'm not the only one who really enjoyed this film.

Score: 8 out of 10

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