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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
22 October 2000 (USA) See more »
There has only been one documented exorcism in America. The ultimate fear is knowing it really happened.
An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The true story that inspired THE EXORCIST. Need I say more? See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order)

Timothy Dalton ... Fr. Willam Bowden

Henry Czerny ... Fr. Raymond McBride

Jonathan Malen ... Robbie Mannheim
Michael Rhoades ... Karl Mannheim

Shannon Lawson ... Phyllis Mannheim

Christopher Plummer ... Archbishop Hume
Michael McLachlan ... Halloran

Richard Waugh ... Reverend Eckhardt
Deborah Drakeford ... Mrs. Eckhardt

Piper Laurie ... Aunt Hanna
Brad Borbridge ... German Soldier

Rob Tinkler ... American Soldier (as Robert Tinkler)
Scott Wickware ... Racist Cop
Jefferson Mappin ... Big Prisoner
Nicholas Pasco ... Jail Cop
Sally Cahill ... Robbie's Teacher
Galen Dineen ... School Bully

Jamie Kerr ... School Bully
Jean Daigle ... Referee

Darlene Cooke ... Hume's Secretary
Joan Heney ... Librarian Nun
Paul A. MacFarlane ... Brother Bruno

Chuck Campbell ... Dying G.I.

Boyd Banks ... Zealot
Christopher Crumb ... Alexian Lunatic
David Talbot ... Fr. Walsh
Dan MacDonald ... Senator

Kathy Bates ... Student (as Katherine Bates)
Theresa Kelman-Holierhoek ... Singer at Sit-in
Matthew Wallace ... Coach
Kerry Jackson ... Cheerleader
Jessica Arsenault ... Cheerleader
Jennifer Bromley ... Cheerleader
Cheryl MacDonald ... Raggedy Ann

Directed by
Steven E. de Souza 
Writing credits
Thomas B. Allen (book "Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism")

Michael Lazarou (screenplay) and
Steven E. de Souza (screenplay)

Produced by
Jane Bartelme .... line producer
Barbara Title .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
Edward J. Pei 
Film Editing by
Anthony Redman 
Casting by
Robin D. Cook 
Production Design by
John Dondertman 
Art Direction by
James Oswald 
Set Decoration by
Rosalie Board 
Costume Design by
Michael Harris 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Morten Jacobsen .... special makeup effects artist
Louise Mackintosh .... prosthetic makeup artist
Lynda McCormack .... key makeup artist
Production Management
David Bailey .... post-production supervisor
Laurie Cook .... video post-production supervisor
Armand Leo .... executive in charge of production
Natalie Samanon .... post-production supervisor
Claire Welland .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Arias .... second assistant director
Darrin Brown .... third assistant director (as Darren Brown)
Alison McFarlane .... third assistant director
Laurie Mirsky .... first assistant director
Art Department
Tamara Andrews .... scenic painter
Paul Berta .... storyboard artist
Peter Fletcher .... property supervisor
Peter Karmazsin .... set dresser
Janet Macleod .... buyer
Ian Patrick McAllister .... second assistant art director
James McCrindle .... set dresser
Christina Meynell .... set dresser
Evelyn Mitsui .... property assistant
King Orba .... property supervisor (as Mark Wallace)
Mike Patterson .... property assistant
Cassandra Pollack .... art department apprentice
Patrick Tarr .... lead set dresser
Sound Department
Bill Bridges .... boom operator
Alek Bromke .... adr assistant recordist
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Kevin Patrick Burns .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Mark Harris .... sound re-recordist
Ao Loo .... sound recordist
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Perry .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher B. Reeves .... dialogue editor (as Chris Reeves)
Brian Risner .... sound effects editor
Brian Ruberg .... foley mixer
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Marty Stein .... dialogue editor
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Daniel Tripoli .... dialog & adr editor
Trevor Ward .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Special Effects by
Tim Barraball .... special effects key
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects coordinator
Ray McMillan .... front projection
Skyler Wilson .... special effects key
Derek Liscoumb .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Wayne Downer .... stunts
Errol Gee .... stunts
Curtis Hibbert .... stunts
Brayden Jones .... stunt double
Brayden Jones .... stunts
Chris Lamon .... stunts
Daryl Patchett .... stunt rigger
Ken Quinn .... stunt coordinator
David Stinson .... stunts
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Dave Van Zeyl .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik Berger .... key grip
Scott Craven .... electrician
Tara Dixit .... camera trainee
Marni Grossman .... still photographer
Paul Howden .... best boy grip
Reni Hoz .... first assistant camera
Murray Mainprize .... generator operator
Beth Nobes .... second assistant camera
David Owen .... gaffer
Nelson Peixoto .... electrician
Peter Sarmento .... electrician (as Pete Sarmento)
Carl Savage .... dolly grip
Jack Studzienny .... grip
Allyn Terry .... electrician
Scott Tremblay .... electrician
Jeff Wachsmann .... grip
Kit Whitmore .... camera operator
Mark Willis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Andrea Kool .... casting assistant
Eleanor Lavender .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bev Ball .... assistant costume designer
Andrea Jenkins .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Adam Clark .... color timer
Chris Dover .... colorist
Jamie Kirkpatrick .... assistant editor
Roger La Prairie .... video colorist
Tracy Lefler .... video post-production coordinator
Renay McGowan .... post-production coordinator
Robert C. Rodriguez .... post-production coordinator
Hassan Smith .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Susan Pilcher .... music coordinator
Transportation Department
Don Chan .... transportation captain
Al MacNeil .... transportation coordinator
Jerome McCann .... transportation supervisor
Erwin Roithmeier .... picture vehicle coordinator
Rick Selmanovic .... driver: Henry Czerny
Glen Weller .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jeffrey Arbuckle .... production assistant
Simon L. Baker .... production assistant
Rick Constantineau .... production accountant
Catherine Currie .... controller
Sheri Davis .... dog wrangler
Jim Desroches .... assistant production coordinator
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Filomena Gennaro .... assistant to producers
Linda Gillespie .... administrator
Dede Gilsher .... receptionist (as Dede Gilser)
Craig Goodwill .... assistant to director
Edney Hendrickson .... location production assistant
Scott Humphries .... assistant: Mr. De Souza
Bruce A. Hutchison .... production coordinator
Jim Kelly .... consultant: Jesuit (as Father Jim Kelly)
Stacey Knocker .... client service
Leslie Lacombe .... assistant production accountant
Harry 'Hy' Lindsay .... assistant production accountant
Jim Lovisek .... insect wrangler
Jennifer Lum .... shop coordinator
Nancy Markle .... script supervisor
Edward Moffat .... assistant location manager
Midori Nagai .... key on-set supervisor
Jerome Persaud .... production assistant
Sheelagh Stewart .... in-house coordinator
Thomas Vencelides .... location manager
Christopher Welch .... location scout
Deeanna Wendel .... accounting assistant
Tom Woyzbun .... production assistant

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Netherlands:89 min | Spain:107 min
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Based on the actual 1949 case of a Maryland boy which inspired "The Exorcist".See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References End of Days (1999)See more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The true story that inspired THE EXORCIST. Need I say more?, 15 December 2002
Author: Jack the Ripper1888 from Chicagooooooo

Yes, or course there are the usual amount of cliched semi-plots that add to the character development and have nothing to do with the story, but POSSESSED is quite good. Not really scary to me, but if you are a religious person, then it is quite possible that this movie will f*** you in the head! So be warned. Take the same warning for THE EXORCIST. Both of these films are similar (because one inspired the other) and they are both disturbing.

The ending of this film was not as good as I was hoping, but the rest of the film was pretty much everything I wanted. The acting is cheesy in some cases, but Timothy Dalton and Christopher Plummer both do good. I recommend all those other demon movies, like THE EXORCIST, END OF DAYS, LOST SOULS, BLESS THE CHILD, and STIGMATA.


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