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Lost Souls (2000)

A group of Catholics go to a mental institution to perform exorcism in the murderer George Viznik. Father Lareaux, Deacon John Townsend, Father Frank Pageand the teacher Maya Larkin, who ... See full summary »

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Claire Van Owen
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Father James
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Father Lareaux
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John Townsend
Brian Reddy ...
Father Frank Page
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Det. Mike Smythe
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Henry Birdson
Paul Kleiman ...
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Mental Patient (as Robert Clenendin)
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Mr. Silberman
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Kleiman
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George Viznik
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Michael Kim 'Robert'
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A group of Catholics go to a mental institution to perform exorcism in the murderer George Viznik. Father Lareaux, Deacon John Townsend, Father Frank Pageand the teacher Maya Larkin, who was possessed and exorcised in the past, unsuccessfully try to exorcise the man and Father Lareaux is deeply affected and falls into a coma. Maya brings the Viznik's coded writings and after deciphering it, she concludes that the writer Peter Kelson might be the Antichrist to be incarnated by Satan. She seeks him out but the atheist Peter, who has been raised by his uncle Father James, does not believe in her. But when strange things happen to him, Peter meets Maya and they investigate together the chance to save his soul. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Evil. Will. Become. You. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/terror and some language | See all certifications »

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13 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Almas perdidas  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,954,766 (USA) (13 October 2000)

Gross:

$16,779,636 (USA) (17 November 2000)
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The film was initially supposed to be released in October 1999. Its trailer was in theaters in Summer 1999. However, due to a flood of "End of the World" movies coming out at the exact same time (End of Days (1999), Stigmata (1999), etc...), the decision was made to delay the film. Its new date was 4 February 2000. However, that date was canceled after the very popular "Scream" franchise staked out that date for Scream 3 (2000). The final release date of 13 October 2000, was finally decided upon, which also happened to be the same exact day as the re-release of The Exorcist (1973). See more »

Goofs

The thumb visible in the close-up of the scene in which Peter is preparing a fishing bait isn't his. See more »

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John Townsend: God will forgive me. The transformation is near.
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The initial credits appear as numbers morphing into letters plus a reversed shadow. See more »

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TIJUANA LADY
Written by Ian Ball, 'Paul Blackburn', Thomas Gray, Benjamin Jo Ottewell,
Oliver James Peacock
Performed by Gomez
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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The Good & Bad Of 'Lost Souls'
18 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a fairly good "Devil" story and certainly worth renting.

GOOD - Decent suspense and cinematography and kudos for pointing out there IS a Satan and converting a non-believer to that fact. Winona Ryder looks very pretty, too, as good as I've seen her. This was before her real-life problems put her in the news and her career took a nosedive. Also the profanity is pretty low in here.

BAD - A somewhat-disappointing finish; some skewed theology (but not as bad as most movies); same cliché scenes where a person should have been shot but the shooter hesitates way too long and is stopped; priests winding up as villains.

OVERALL - it's not a bad film and could have been really good with a tighter script and a little more suspense at the end.


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