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Exorcist: The Beginning -- Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

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Writers (WGA):
William Peter Blatty (movie The Exorcist)
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20 August 2004 (USA) See more »
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A new chapter of evil See more »
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Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Stellan Skarsgård ... Father Merrin

Izabella Scorupco ... Sarah

James D'Arcy ... Father Francis

Remy Sweeney ... Joseph

Julian Wadham ... Major Granville

Andrew French ... Chuma

Ralph Brown ... Sergeant Major

Ben Cross ... Semelier

David Bradley ... Father Gionetti

Alan Ford ... Jefferies

Antonie Kamerling ... Lieutenant Kessel
Eddie Osei ... Emekwi
Israel Oyelumade ... Jomo (as Israel Aduramo)
Patrick O'Kane ... Bession
James Bellamy ... James
Cecilia Amati ... Little Dutch Girl

Matti Ristinen ... Medieval Priest

Lydia Darly ... Sebituana's Wife (as Lidia Darly)
James Paparella ... Boy in Market
Silvio Jimenez Hernandez ... Stricken Turkana Worker
Yemi Ajibade ... Turkana Shaman (as Yemi Goodman Ajibade)
Michel Leroy ... Tribesman in Hospital
John Sesay ... Turkana Warrior #1
Sayoh Lahai ... Turkana Warrior #2
Alessandro Casula ... Preacher with Pazuzu

Robert Davide ... Corporal Finn (as Roberto Purvis)
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Rupert Degas ... The Devil (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Renny Harlin 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
William Peter Blatty (movie The Exorcist)

William Wisher Jr. (story) (as William Wisher) and
Caleb Carr (story)

Alexi Hawley (screenplay)

Produced by
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production producer (as Nini Mazen Shutan)
Guy McElwaine .... executive producer
Wayne Morris .... co-producer
David C. Robinson .... executive producer
James G. Robinson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
 
Cinematography by
Vittorio Storaro 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Goldblatt 
Todd E. Miller 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
 
Production Design by
Stefano Maria Ortolani  (as Stefano Ortolani)
 
Art Direction by
Eugenio Ulissi 
Andy Nicholson (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Carlo Gervasi 
 
Costume Design by
Luke Reichle 
 
Makeup Department
Blake Bolger .... special effects assistant
Hayat Ouled Dahhou .... hair stylist (as Hayat Oulet Dahhou)
Barbara De Leonardis .... hair stylist
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... head hair stylist (as Gioncarlo De Leonardis)
Emma Deacon .... special effects assistant
Sam Debree .... special effects assistant
Maria Federico .... hair stylist
Christopher K. Grap .... special makeup effects assistant
Eric Harris .... makeup effects painter
Snowy Highfield .... makeup effects painter (as Peter 'Snowy' Highfield)
Raffaella Iorio .... key makeup artist
Steven Lawrence .... makeup effects painter
Steven Lawrence .... special makeup effects artist
Richard Maybery .... makeup effects painter (as Richard Mayberry)
Mike J. Regan .... animatronic designer (as Michael Jay Regan)
Fabrizio Sforza .... head makeup artist
Marlene Stoller .... hair artist: special effects
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup effects designer
Claire Jane Vranian .... special makeup effects coordinator
Grady Holder .... makeup effects technician: K.N.B. EFX Group (uncredited)
Christopher Allen Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Carla Vicenzino .... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Khadija Alami .... production supervisor: Morocco (as Khadija 'Fred' Alami)
Edmondo Amati Jr. .... production manager
Wayne Morris .... unit production manager
Stefano Spadoni .... production supervisor: Rome
Kate Dain .... post-production supervisor: UK (uncredited)
Francois Garcia .... head of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Beuselinck .... second assistant director
Gilles Cannatella .... second assistant director: second unit
Filippo Fassetta .... second assistant director: Italy
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Antti Jokinen .... second unit director (as Antti J. Jokinen)
Luca Lachin .... first assistant director: second unit
Catherine Olaya Salazar .... second second assistant director
Noureddine Aberdine .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Emma Horton .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Giampiero Pelusi .... assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Roberta Amodio .... assistant set decorator
Carlo Avvisato .... stand-by props
Antonio Beccarisi .... head carpenter
Giuseppe Cafagna .... painter
Rosario Calascibetta .... assistant props: second unit
Cristina Cecili .... painter
Gabrizio Corbucci .... carpenter
Tommaso Dubla .... head painter
Francesco Fonda .... set decorator assistant
Trevor Goring .... storyboard artist
Dominic Hyman .... property master (as Dominic E. Hyman)
Mauro Lucantoni .... carpenter
Alessia Maggio .... art department assistant
Mauro Mieli .... swing gang
Lorenzo Monaca .... painter
Bernadino Nardoni .... construction coordinator
Redouane Nasserdine .... construction coordinator
David Packard .... scenic artist
Francesco Postiglione .... assistant property master
Gianpaolo Rifino .... sketch artist
Federica Russo .... assistant art director
Marcello Troiani .... assistant prop master: second unit
Francesco Valento .... carpenter
Federico Vianelli .... swing gang
Greg Winter .... assistant scenic artist
Roberto Benetti .... swing gang (uncredited)
Alice Biddle .... draughtsperson (uncredited)
Ted Boonthanakit .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Martin Foley .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Thomas Jones .... foam technician (uncredited)
Antonio Murer .... propmaker (uncredited)
Mark Reynolds .... chargehand dressing prop (uncredited)
Armando Savoia .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Armando Savoia .... set dresser (uncredited)
Fernando Valento .... construction manager (uncredited)
Ashley Winter .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... adr editor
Bob Beher .... foley editor (as Robert Beher)
Tom Bellfort .... supervising sound editor
Alessandro Cattanio .... boom operator (as Alessandro Cattaneo)
Harry Cohen .... supervising sound editor
Alessio Costantino .... sound assistant
Kate Dain .... adr coordinator: UK
Tim Farrell .... sound effects editor
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Nick Foley .... adr studio assistant: UK
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Catherine Harper .... foley artist (as Kathrin Harper)
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor
Chris Jenkins .... supervising sound mixer
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound effects editor (as Ken Johnson)
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Larry Kemp .... adr editor
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Jon Mete .... dialogue editor
Frank A. Montaño .... supervising sound mixer (as Frank Montaño)
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer (as Michael Moore)
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist (as Chris Moriana)
James Moriana .... foley artist (as Jimmy Moriana)
Bryan Pennington .... sound consultant: Dolby
Luigi Pini .... cable person
Ann Scibelli .... sound designer
Branden Spencer .... supervising assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... co-supervising sound editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer: UK
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Derek Vanderhorst .... foley mixer (as Derick Vanderhoust)
Tim Webb .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Kerry Dean Williams .... adr supervisor
Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Harry Cohen .... lead sound designer (uncredited)
Paul Longstaffe .... adr editor (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Hugh Waddell .... adr editor (uncredited)
Hugh Waddell .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Nourdine Zaoui .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Blair .... senior effects technician (as Bryan Blair)
Danilo Bollettini .... special effects supervisor
Massimo Cardajoli .... special effects technician
Stefano Corridori .... special effects technician
Jeff L. Deist .... mold designer (as Jeff Deist)
Robert Freitas .... mold designer
Moto Hata .... sculptor
Mark Maitre .... sculptor
Stephen Norrington .... sculptor
Patrick Tasse .... senior animator
Miles Teves .... sculptor (as Myles Teves)
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent M. Abecassis .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension
Syed Ali Ahsan .... technical manager
Douglas Aiken .... digital compositor: Kleiser-Walczak
Ian Allard .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Joe Alter .... digital effects: Kleiser-Walczak
Alp Altiner .... lead matte painter
Robert Alves .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Steve Ansell .... visual effects editor
Mathieu Archambault .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Shaikh Ata-ur-Rehman .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Michael Baltazar .... lead technical director: Meteor Studios
Laurie Baranyay .... texture painter: Kleiser-Walczak
Stephane 'Bal' Barbin .... CG supervisor: Digital Dimension
David Beedon .... digital effects artist: Morgan Creek
Mathieu Blouin .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Genevieve Boisvert .... visual effects coordinator: Meteor Studios
Reine Bourgault .... lighting artist: Meteor Studios
Frederic Breault .... matchmover lead: Meteor Studios
Arnaud Brisebois .... concept artist
Arnaud Brisebois .... matte painting lead
Edward Brizio .... rotoscope artist (as Edoardo Brizio)
Philippe Brochu .... CG modeler: Meteor Studios
Dany Brouillette .... system administrator
Shannan Burkley .... matte painter
Jeremy Burns .... sequence supervisor
D. Walt Cameron .... digital compositor
Massimo Cipollina .... pre-visualization coordinator
Adriano Cirulli .... visual effects coordinator
Eric Clement .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Daniel Coupal .... digital compositor
Jason Crosby .... digital artist: Digital Dimension
Steve Cummings .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Frank D'Iorio .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
Clay Dale .... visual effects
Paul A. Davies .... animator
Primo De Santis .... digital artist
Chris Del Conte .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Marc Desmarais .... texture artist: Meteor Studios
Ivan DeWolf .... visual effects: Martian Labs
Thai Son Doan .... digital compositor
Sebastien Dostie .... digital creature supervisor: Meteor Studios
Maxime Ducharme .... rendering artist
Jason Edwardh .... technical director: Meteor Studios
Christopher English .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Richard Flores .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Marco Foglia .... character animator
Michel Frenette .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
Spence Fuller .... digital compositor
Benoit Girard .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Dimension (as Benoit 'Ben' Girard)
Ari Golan .... visual effects supervisor
Charles Granger .... digital compositor
Marc Hall .... digital artist
Laura Hanigan .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Mike Hardison .... CG supervisor: Pixel Magic
Jamie Helman .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Alex Hernandez .... imaging technician
Daniel Hernandez .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Jason Hill .... digital effects artist: Pixel Magic
Steve Hodge .... imaging technician
Chris Holmes .... 2D supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak
Meredith Hook .... paint and rotoscope artist: PacTitle
Chris Hummel .... effects technical director: Meteor Studios
Richard Hurrey .... character rigger
Michel Héroux .... visual effects producer: Digital Dimension
Joni Jacobson .... digital compositor
Lucas Janin .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Brian Jennings .... visual effects supervisor (as Brian M. Jennings)
Bonnie Kanner .... visual effects executive producer: Pixel Magic
Zeeshan Karimi .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Taryn P. Kelly .... visual effects coordinator: Digital Dimension
Richard Kidd .... visual effects supervisor: Meteor Studios
Jeffrey Kleiser .... executive producer: Kleiser-Walczak
Brian Knudson .... digital artist: Martian Labs
Rob Konuch .... compositor
Jason Kreller .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Geneviève Labelle .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
Emanuel LaFrance .... compositor: Meteor Studios
Yann Laliberte .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
Nicolas Lamy .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Christopher Lance .... compositor
Cam Langs .... technical director: Meteor Studios
Martin Larrivée .... digital compositor
Claude Lauzon .... compositor: Meteor Studios
Claude Lauzon .... matchmover: Meteor Studios
Christine Leclerc .... texture lead: Meteor Studios
Tom Leeser .... visual effects producer: Kleiser-Walczak
Tom Leeser .... visual effects supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak
Jacques Levesque .... compositing supervisor: Meteor Studios
Kenneth Littleton .... digital effects supervisor: Radish
Lawrence Littleton .... digital effects supervisor: Radish
Mauro Maccari .... digital compositor
George Macri .... visual effects producer: Pixel Magic
Tom Mahoney .... digital visual effects supervisor (as Thomas Mahoney)
Jacques Marchand .... lighting artist: Meteor Studios
Simon Marinof .... digital compositor
Jeffrey Martin .... visual effects: MeteorStudios
Omar McClendon .... character rigging lead: Meteor Studios
John R. McConnell .... 2D compositor: Pixel Magic
John McCunn .... visual effects producer
Dennis McHugh .... visual effects director of photography
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Magic
Jason Meier .... digital effects artist
Jamie Minett .... lead lighter: Meteor Studios
Kama Moiha .... digital compositor: Morgan Creek
Jerome Morin .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Dimension
Jean-Francois Morissette .... layout & tracking artist: Meteor Studios
Juliette Mourez .... compositor: Meteor Studios
Brad Moylan .... lead compositor: Pixel Magic
Paul Nightingale .... visual effects producer: Meteor Studios
Tom Nixon .... digital artist
Stéphane Paradis .... digital compositor
Andrew A. Paules .... digital artist
Erik Paynter .... digital effects supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak
Michael Pecchia .... digital compositor: Kleiser-Walczak
Bob Peishel .... digital visual effects producer (as Robert W. Peishel)
Todd Sheridan Perry .... 3D digital artist: Crows Tomb Sequence, Morgan Creek on loan from Max Ink Cafe (as Todd Perry)
Cristin Pescosolido .... compositor
Travis Pinsonnault .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Emma Pittson .... character animator: Meteor Studios
Antonin Plante .... character animator
Ali Imran Qadir .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Zakir Ali Qureshi .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Yves Rainville .... CG modeling lead: Meteor Studios
Alfredo Ramirez .... digital compositor
Jesse Rapczak .... CG effects artist
Kashif Raza .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Rob Reinhart .... digital artist (as Robert Reinhart)
David Ridlen .... digital effects artist
Philippe Roberge .... digital compositor: Meteor Studios
Andrew Romine .... digital artist: Pixel Magic
Amanda Roth .... digital effects supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak
Pascal Ruest .... animation supervisor: Meteor Studios
Jeff Sargent .... digital compositor
Mark Schane-Lydon .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Kevin Schwab .... imaging technician
Nicola Sganga .... pre-visualization
Doug Smith .... CG supervisor
Laurent Solignac .... lighting: Meteor Studios
Tim Stevenson .... digital effects supervisor: Meteor Studios
Kevin Struckman .... CG artist: Pixel Magic
Tracy Takahashi .... visual effects producer
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Mandy Tankenson .... visual effects producer: Meteor Studios
Patrick Tasse .... senior animator
Ferdinand N. Terado .... animator: Kleiser-Walczak
Sylvain Thibodeau .... render lead: Meteor Studios
John Tissavary .... digital compositor: Kleiser-Walczak
Chuck Toussieng .... visual effects
Jeff Varga .... digital effects artist
Norie Varga .... digital artist
Juan Carlos Vargas .... visual effects (as Juan Vargas)
Ariel Velasco-Shaw .... visual effects supervisor (as Ariel Velasco Shaw)
Leandro Visconti .... compositor: Digital Dimension
Diana Walczak .... executive producer: Kleiser-Walczak
Eric Wilson .... digital artist: Kleiser-Walczak
Brian Wolf .... digital compositor
Dan Wrightsell .... visual effects: Meteor Studios
Saqlain Zaidi .... digital effects coordinator
Paolo Zeccara .... visual effects supervisor: Proxima
Sylvain Allard .... render artist: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Steeve Boulianne .... matchmover: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Laurent Charbonnel .... software development: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Etienne Daigle .... compositor (uncredited)
Dana Darie .... character rigging (uncredited)
Charles Desilets .... I/O: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Maxime Ducharme .... render artist: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Christian Emond .... render artist: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Eve-Marie Gingras .... visual effects production assistant: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Patrick Gray .... lighting artist: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Chloe Grysole .... digital effects producer: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Matthew Herzog .... technical director: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Elizabeth Maxwell Keith .... software development (uncredited)
Alain Lachance .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Nancy Larouche .... lighting artist: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Joey Lessard .... character rigging: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Jami Levesque .... systems: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Dave Massicotte .... production coordinator: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Thai-My Nguyen .... character animator: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch .... software development: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Marc-Antoine Paquin .... software development: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Yann Provencher .... texture artist (uncredited)
Martin Pélissier .... texture artist: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Guillaume Rodrigue .... assistant visual effects editor: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Gabriel Rouette .... software development: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Tracey Saburretei .... software development (uncredited)
Nathalie Tremblay .... compositor: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
Radu Vintila .... visual effects editor: Meteor Studios (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mohamed Ali .... stunt performer
David Ambrosi .... stunt coordinator
David Ambrosi .... stunt performer
Giorgio Antonini .... stunt performer
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt actor
Massimiliano Bianchi .... stunt rigger
Alessandro Borgese .... stunt performer (as Alessandro Borjese)
Bruno Di Luia .... stunt performer: soldier, second unit
Akouala Cristel Julien .... stunt performer
Alessandro Novelli .... stunt performer
Mario Novelli .... stunt actor: Dutch peasant, second unit
Valentina Paradiso .... stunt actor: Dutch girl, second unit
Wilson Peres .... stunt performer
Tatiana Romanova .... stunt performer
Enrico Salamon .... stunt performer
Paolo Susani .... stunt performer
Diego Tomassini .... stunt performer
Paolo Antonini .... stunts (uncredited)
Massimiliano Catasta .... stunts (uncredited)
Bianchi Massimiliano .... stunt actor: blacksmith (uncredited)
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emiliano Alleva .... video assist
Sergio Ambrosi .... grip
Sergio Ambrosi .... grip: second unit
Fabrizio Amendola .... best boy
Giampaolo Bagala .... crane operator (as Gianpaolo Bagalá)
Giampaolo Bagala .... dolly grip (as Gianpaolo Bagalá)
Massimo Barbona .... grip
Roberto Barbona .... grip
Alfredo Betrò .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Alfredo Betró)
Chiara Bettinelli .... camera trainee
Abderrahim Bissar .... electrician
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Piero Bosi .... grip
Daniele Cafolla .... set gaffer
Filippo Cafolla .... gaffer
David Campbell .... technocrane technician
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician
Marco Carosi .... director of photography: second unit
Alessandro Chiodo .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Maurizio Cremisini .... focus puller: second unit
Joe D'Alessandro .... grip (as Joseph C. D'Alessandro)
Luca De Santis .... electrician
Massimiliano Dessena .... grip
Umberto Dessena .... grip
Massimo di Domenico .... electrician: second unit
Walter Di Masi .... electrician: second unit
Piernicola Di Muro .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Fabrizio Diamanti .... best boy grip
Mauro Diamanti .... key grip
Roberto Diamanti .... electrician: second unit
Giovanni Gabriele .... electrician
Giovanni Gebbia .... Steadicam operator
Giovanni Gebbia .... camera operator: "b" camera
Roberto Gentili .... focus puller: "a" camera
Guido Leonarduizzi .... remote head grip
Stefano Lombardo .... clapper loader: second unit
Alessandro Martella .... assistant camera
Marco Martelli .... focus puller: "b" camera
Willy Murgolo .... electrician
Willy Murgolo .... light board operator
Alessandro Rossi .... electrician
Marco Rossi .... electrician: second unit
Maurizio Salvatori .... grip
Nazzareno Savini .... grip: second unit
Enrico Stella .... grip: second unit
Marco Sticchi .... gaffer: second unit
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Paolo Tiberti .... grip
Vincenzo Vedovato .... video assist
Franco Biciocchi .... still photographer (uncredited)
Massimo Rinella .... grip (uncredited)
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Steeve Boulianne .... layout artist
Marco Foglia .... animator
Kim Richardson .... animation supervisor
 
Casting Department
Paolo Dragone .... extras casting assistant
Buffy Hall .... additional casting
Felice Lattes .... extras casting
Karen Lindsay-Stewart .... additional casting
Tate Palmer .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Vicky Wildman .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tim Aslam .... assistant costume designer
Alma Barbieri .... cutter: ladies
Mauro Berti .... wardrobe assistant
Piera Cimino .... seamstress
Giovanni Lipari .... key costumer
Valentia Pintus .... costume dyer
Giovanni Scotti .... costumer
Marco Scotti .... costume supervisor
Gemma Spina .... wardrobe assistant
Vittorio Torrieri .... cutter: mens
Abdelkrim Akallach .... crowd wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Annalisa Schmid .... costume department coordinator (uncredited)
Cristina Tucci .... costume textile effects (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Steve Ansell .... first assistant editor
Ron Barr .... digital conforming and opticals
Jennifer Bunting .... post-production assistant
Aaron Denenberg .... digital intermediate lineup
Tony Dustin .... digital color assist
Johanna Gavard .... editorial intern
Dale E. Grahn .... lab timer (as Dale Grahn)
Leslie D. Guettler .... editorial intern
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Stephanie Ito .... digital intermediate producer
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Emanuela Lucidi .... avid assistant: Italy
Mark Sahagun .... digital conform assistant
Glen Scantlebury .... editorial consultant
Yvonne Valdez .... first assistant editor
Monica Anderson .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Herbert Dwight Raymond IV .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Herbert Beckir .... conductor
Herbert Beckir .... orchestrator
Mark Berger .... music supervisor
Tom Hardisty .... music assistant engineer
Steve Kempster .... orchestra recordist
Paul Linford .... score producer
Jennifer Nash .... music editor: temp
Trevor Rabin .... score producer
Shie Rozow .... assistant music editor
Jeanette Surga .... music editor
Indiana Woodward .... vocalist: little girl
Lizzy X. .... vocalist
Kory Kruckenberg .... assistant score engineer (uncredited)
Paul Linford .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Joe Lisanti .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Danita Ng .... music preparation (uncredited)
Jason Poss .... music preparation (uncredited)
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Aaron Symonds .... music technical assistant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Carlo Di Bianca .... driver: grip van
Carlo Lamoratta .... driver: camera van (as Carlo La Moratta)
Mario Lamoratta .... driver: genny van (as Mario La Moratta)
Roberto Ruggieri .... driver: van
Mauro Stefanucci .... transportation assistant
Emiliano Verni .... driver: production minivan
Dave Williams .... facility driver: unit base stand-by
Aldo Zangrilli .... driver: electrics van
Najma El Mahjoub .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Monica Anderson .... dailies assistant: Los Angeles
Tommaso Arrighi .... set production assistant
Khalid Banoujaafar .... location manager
Davide Bartolini .... stand-in: Mr. Skarsgård
Luca Benetti .... dailies assistant: Italy
Norma Jane Burke .... assistant accountant
Paul Cadiou .... accountant
Gerardo Carbilla .... stand-in: Mr. D'Arcy
Lorenzo Carrera .... office production assistant
Giampiero Cirotto .... set production assistant (as Gianpiero Cirotto)
Alberto De Stefani .... accountant
Enfys Dickinson .... creative producer
Sebastion Dzininski .... utility stand-in
Barbara Ferrara .... craft service assistant
Andy Fraser .... production executive
Fabio Fumelli .... machinist
Ira Goldklang .... business and legal affairs
Mustapha Grumij .... production accountant
Faical Hajji .... production assistant
Geoffrey Kahn .... consultant: Aramaic (as Professor Geoffrey Kahn)
Cristina Leurini .... craft service assistant
Omar Lopez .... stand-in: Mr. French
Pasquale Martino .... animal wrangler
Monica Mele .... production assistant: second unit
Giusy Mercuri .... accounting file clerk
Mario Mercuri .... assistant accountant
Leslie Moak .... production office coordinator (as Leslie S. Moak)
Israel Oyelumade .... additional voices (as Israel Aduramo)
Andrea Pagani .... set production assistant
Giampiero Pelusi .... set production assistant (as Gianpiero Pelusi)
Piernicola Pinnola .... office production assistant (as Piernicola 'Nick' Pinnola)
Allison Rintala .... assistant: Mr. Harlin
Jennifer Rivieccio .... set production assistant
Stefanie Schenk .... office production assistant
Valeriya Shevechenko .... stand-in: Ms. Scorupco
Diana Spadaccini .... set nurse
Mauro Stefanucci .... location assistant
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (as Portia Belmont)
Brice Tidwell .... assistant: Nini Mazen
Elisabetta Tomasso .... assistant production office coordinator
Giulio Villa .... double: Remy Sweeney
Daniel Virgulto .... catering
Daniel Virgulto .... craft service
Eric Washington .... production assistant: Los Angeles
Kathryn Waters .... script supervisor: second unit
Mohamed Essaghir Aabach .... crowd marshall (uncredited)
Alma Barbieri .... workshop tailor (uncredited)
Katharine Chadwick .... production assistant: Morocco (uncredited)
Piera Cimino .... workshop tailor (uncredited)
Nick Komornicki .... supervising armorer (uncredited)
Paul J. Memmi .... translator (uncredited)
Mike Mohr .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mimosa Nistri Ranalletti .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Frédéric North .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Peggy Pere .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Eugene Rizzo .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Gregory J. Rossi .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Nikki Stanghetti .... assistant: Renny Harlin (uncredited)
Vittorio Torrieri .... workshop tailor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Archie Buffkins .... in memory of (as Dr. Archie Buffkins)
Barnaby Paul Cadiou .... in memory of
David 'Kam' Coyner .... in memory of
John Frankenheimer .... in memory of
Michael Kamen .... in memory of
 

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, disturbing images and rituals, and for language including some sexual dialogue
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114 min | 125 min (Unrated Version)
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Peter Franzén was offered the role of Matti Ristinen.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When Sarah walks trough the hospital with the candle the light emitted by the candle varies extremely. Then when the light and radio goes on one can clearly see that the candle is just a replica made of plastic.See more »
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Father Merrin:Everbody died... Who buried them?See more »
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References The Evil Dead (1981)See more »
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We'll Meet AgainSee more »

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Which movie should be watched first..."The Exorcist" or "Exorcist: The Beginning"?
Who was the guy in Sarah's wedding picture?
What did Joseph mean when he told Jeffries and Sarah, "He's coming for you?"
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31 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Too brutal, no substance, 26 February 2005
Author: ctomvelu from usa

What do you do when you're stuck with making the third sequel to a long-ago horror classic, and the two previous sequels have played out every possible angle? Why, you make everything as gory and bloody and exploitative as possible, far exceeding all three previous films' violence and gore quotient. You also hire a hack director, in this case Renny Harlin, because any reputable director would either: A. refuse to make this, or B. never be able to top the original, anyhow. In THE EXORCIST, William Friedkin directed a masterpiece to which there should never have been a followup, simple as that. EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING should have been a straight-to-video release, for all the special effects and bloody killings and panoramic desert shots. Stellan Skarsgard is saddled with following in Max Van Sydow's considerable footsteps as a younger Father Merrin in this so-called prequel, and no one else in the cast is worthy of note. There's no Linda Blair or Ellen Burstyn or Jason Miller or J. Lee Cobb here to lend able support. So the whole thing falls on Skarsgard's shoulders, and as mush as I admire the actor, he simply isn't up to it. He spends most of the movie standing around, providing reaction shots to the various doings, which include an endless series of children and adults being shot in the head, some shown repeatedly. As we know, this is really the director's fault. Renny Harlin. How much worse can it get? A couple of scary moments don't make up for all the crap the rest of this film is loaded down with. Plotwise, we have a middle-age, spiritually fatigued Merrin involved in a post-WWII East African dig that unearths the very demon he is destined to meet up with again in a Georgetown townhouse many years later. The good versus evil battle fought here is, shall we say, less than auspicious.

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