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Release Date:
17 August 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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(70 articles)
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A cop investigates cruel murders committed by a supernatural killer who has been dead for many years ago See more (221 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 A. Bell .... digital artist (as Jon Bell)
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
William Peter Blatty had to recast the central role of Lieutenant Kinderman as Lee J. Cobb, who played the part in The Exorcist (1973), died in 1976. George C. Scott, who had never seen "The Exorcist", signed up for the role after being impressed by Blatty's "Legion" screenplay.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When "Nurse X" hits the police officer, we can see a cable hooked to him when he flies back against the wall.See more »
Quotes:
The Gemini Killer:Catatonics are so easy to possess...See more »
Movie Connections:
References Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)See more »
Soundtrack:
Song of IndiaSee more »

FAQ

Similarly, how were Kinderman and Karras meant to be good friends? They only spoke a few times in the first film.
Kinderman and Dyer hardly spoke to each other in the first film; why are they such good friends in this one?
Is "The Exorcist III" based on a book?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A cop investigates cruel murders committed by a supernatural killer who has been dead for many years ago, 20 September 2012
Author: ma-cortes

Effective chiller about a strange possessed murderer that causes creepy goings-on at a mental facility and church . Suspense , mystery , shocks and grisly horror is this classic terror film . It deals with a police lieutenant (George C. Scott) in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes ; he bears remarkable resemblance to ¨Gemini Killer¨ , who has been dead for fifteen years . The brutal and gruesome serial killer is at large and carries out a criminal spree . Meanwhile , the Police Inspector is investigating the weird events . And the cop suffering incredible risks trying to unravel mystery of demon living inside a nutty man (Brad Dourif).

This is a fairly suspenseful and horrifying story full of thrills , chills , intrigue and supernatural events . The film contains restless terror , gore , blood and usual poltergeists phenomenon and ghastly shenanigans . Top-notch picture , thanks to fine acting , tight pacing, well mounted edition and skillful special effects with magnificent make-up . This is a terrifying and startling story about possession with some moments developed in slow-moving and complex situations . It is produced with acceptable budget by James G. Robinson and Joe Roth , being well recreated with high grade special effects that are frightening and horrifying to spectator . The script is awesome , the acting excellent and the direction by William Peter Blatty plenty of good pace and conviction . This 1990 picture titled ¨The Exorcist III¨ by William Peter Blatty displays a magnificent cast such as George C Scott, Brad Dourif, Ed Flanders , Nicol Williamson and Jason Miller again Father Karras . And a good support cast as Lee Patterson , Viveca Lindfords , Scott Wilson , George DiCenzo , Don Gordon , Harry Carey Jr and uncredited Samuel L. Jackson as a Dream Blind Man . Dark cinematography in sinister and mysterious atmosphere by Gerry Fisher. Frightening and atmospheric musical score by Barry DeVorzon adding Mike Oldfield's soundtrack at main titles . The tale is classified ¨R¨ for graphic violence and profanity but contains gore and guts.

The original ¨Exorcist¨ (by William Friedkin) was an excellent flick in which died some actors at the time finished the movie and added a legend about Exorcist's curse . It spawned a wave of demonic possession movies that continues unabated today as ¨Changeling¨ (by Peter Medak), ¨Amytiville ¨(by Stuart Rosemberg) , ¨Darkness¨ (by Jaume Balaguero) are three further examples of this sub-genre . And followed by two sequels and numerous imitations , in 1977 ¨the Heretic¨ by John Boorman with Richard Burton, Linda Blair , deemed awful and this ¨Exorcist 3¨ . Furthermore, spawned two prequels starred by a young Father Merrin (Stellan Skarsgard) : "Paul Schrader's Exorcist: The Original Prequel" and ¨Exorcist , The beginning¨ and set in Africa , both of them directed by Paul Schrader and Renny Harlin respectively . Exorcist III is one the highest earning horror picture of the 90s with 6,5 rating . It is a rare film not for squeamish and is better than ¨Beginning¨ , ¨The original sequel¨ and the worst ¨Exorcist II¨ .

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