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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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Halloran
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Reverend Eckhardt
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American Soldier (as Robert Tinkler)
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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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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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Title Card: Father William Bowdern returned to the university and its chapel where he continued to serve for another thirty years. The boy known as Robbie, whose true identity has never been made public, went on to lead a normal life. He married and raised a family. Father Bowdern performed the Nuptial Mass.
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Predictable, but good performances
2 November 2001 | by (Indianapolis, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie a few nights ago and even though the plot was predictable in places, the performances make it worth watching. Timothy Dalton's portrayal of a priest tormented by wartime flashbacks was quite believable and almost moving in parts. The exorcism rituals and events are more believable than those in The Exorcist and your don't need any previous Catholic upbringing to keep up.

Other than the paranormal events which occur, one can almost believe the child is simply a severely psychotic individual with a fixation on the afterlife and demonic imagery, which lends an air of credibility to the presentation. If you chose to believe the events have been exaggerated and the paranormal occurrences did not occur as documented then this story should sit well with you. Even those that take the account as accurate as told will find the story quite gripping.

Regardless of your level of belief I think just about all will find this story well told in this movie. Your disbelief will not need to be suspended very much to walk away from this film with a good impression.


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