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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Thomas B. Allen (book)
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Release Date:
22 October 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There has only been one documented exorcism in America. The ultimate fear is knowing it really happened.
Plot:
An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Well acted and involving: but who borrowed from whom? See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (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

Robert Tinkler ... American Soldier
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
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Directed by
Steven E. de Souza 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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)
 
Stunts
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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Trivia:
Based on the actual 1949 case of a Maryland boy which inspired "The Exorcist".See more »
Goofs:
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 »
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References End of Days (1999)See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Well acted and involving: but who borrowed from whom?, 10 July 2004
Author: Bill Youngblood (shobill) from United States

This Showtime original would just be a moderately budgeted

Exorcist variation, except - it is based on the original incident which

inspired The Exorist. (For this reason, it is incomprehensible to

me why some people here are calling it an `Exorcist ripoff.") I found

it engrossing and entertaining, but I had some problems with the

premise. The film purports to be based on the only possession

case in modern America, but in fact it changed the original story in

many key ways. The original event took place with a 14-year-old

boy in 1949; the film has an 11-year-old boy in the early 1960s.

The date change gives the film an opportunity to talk about Vatican

II-type changes taking place in the Catholic church, along with

Kennedy's election and the civil rights movement. These are

meant to spice up the movie but are mostly irrelevant to the theme

and take away from the story. Dramatic horror-type events ensue

that we expect with possession movies, but now I'm left wondering

which events were mostly true to the event (in an afterword, one of

the original attending priests did say a bottle of holy water went

sailing past him), and which ones were post-Exorcist inspired.

Thus, while this story was supposed to inspire The Exorcist, we

now wonder who borrowed from whom.

All this is saved rather nicely by an intriguing storyline, but in

particular, superb acting by the principals. Timothy Dalton plays

Father William Bowden (which was the priest's actual name), the

priest-professor-exorcist: this, far more than James Bond, is his

type of role. The boy `Robbie" is extremely well acted by young

Jonathan Malen; he plays a more active demon-possessed

youngster than Linda Blair, who was admittedly more spooky, did

decades ago. Other notable performances include Christopher

Plummer as Archbishop Hume and Piper Laurie as Robbie's old

Aunt Hanna. So I count myself among those who thought this a

worthwhile film, especially knowing that it was at least

semi-factual and leaves you pondering what possession really is,

although I would have preferred the real story without the

embellishments. This story reminds us how unfamliar the whole

concept of possession was to Americans prior to the Exorcist. I'm

giving it an 8.

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