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Possessed (2000)

Not Rated | | Horror, Drama | TV Movie 22 October 2000
An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furnature begin to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't ... See full summary »

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Karl Mannheim
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Phyllis Mannheim
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Michael McLachlan ...
Halloran
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Reverend Eckhardt
Deborah Drakeford ...
Mrs. Eckhardt
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Aunt Hanna
Brad Borbridge ...
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American Soldier (as Robert Tinkler)
Scott Wickware ...
Racist Cop
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Jail Cop
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An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furnature begin to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, the boys parents turn to the catholic church for help. Father Bowden is a WWII veteran who is experiencing nightmares, flashbacks and other personal problems, including alcoholism. He is recruited by the archbishop to perform a series of exorcisms. This is the apparently true account of the last exorcism known to have been done by the catholic church Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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There has only been one documented exorcism in America. The ultimate fear is knowing it really happened.

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22 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Az ördögűző - Az igaz történet  »

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Based on the actual 1949 case of a Maryland boy which inspired "The Exorcist". See more »

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In one of the early scenes, Father Bowden shows a college classroom images of the devil. One of the images was the popular devil head drawn by the artist 'Coop'. The problem is that this movie is set in the 1950s and Coop hadn't even been born by that time. See more »

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Reverend Eckhardt: [voice over] To the editor of the psychic magazine. Dear Professor Ryan, in my work I have stumbled upon an adolescent who seems to fit the classic pattern of a psychoactive prepubescent worthy of publication in your journal. I will soon have and opportunity to closely observe the child for manifestations of abnormal behavior fitting your description of a poltergeist. I will keep you informed of all future developments. Very truly yours, Reverend Roland Eckardt.
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Excellent, Eerie Entertainment

Well-made television movie(made for Showtime)that tells the true story(so we are told) of the only modern American Exorcism rite performed by the Roman Catholic Church. This film is compelling in its nature as it draws the viewer in to see a priest battle with his own private demons only to fight with the real thing squatting in the body of a young boy named Robbie. The film is beautifully shot and possesses some wonderfully creepy scenes that enhance the mood of tension and foreboding. The acting is the best thing, however, as Timothy Dalton never acted better. He is so very convincing in the role of the priest with a tough exterior and a head full of painful memories from World War II. The young actor playing Robbie is very gifted and convincing too. Christopher Plummer adds a nice small role as an archbishop more concerned with publicity and image than healing and souls. The film has much going for it. Good story, artful direction, excellent acting, and some fine philosophical points of contention to gnaw on a bit. Is it better than The Exorcist? Yes and no. It does not carry the impact of that film, nor does it in anyway contain the shocking scenes that film employed. No crucifix masterbation here, etc.. In fact no one dies in this film. What it lacks in scares is really a better sense of what an exorcism is and what the rite actually meant. Interesting to me but perhaps not to all. So if you want some intelligent horror...look no further. Watch The Exorcist again too...another great film in its own way.


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