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The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

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Storyline

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true. Written by FilmFanUk

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What happened to Emily?

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, including intense/frightening sequences and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,054,300, 11 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,072,454, 6 November 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,216,468
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There were two dolls constructed for this film. The first was where Emily Rose would lock her limbs. The other was during the dorm scene where she is on the floor in a twisted position. The director ultimately never used a doll in the dorm room scene because he found out that Jennifer Carpenter is incredibly flexible and decided that the positions she was able to contort herself into were more unsettling than what could be accomplished with the dummy. When Emily starts to bend over backwards in the church, Carpenter wore a harness to make the effect more inhuman. See more »

Goofs

The stop button is pushed on the tape recorder during the courtroom scene, but the tape continues to play for a few more seconds. See more »

Quotes

Judge Brewster: Let the record show that the defendant and his counsel are present and that the jury is seated.
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Crazy Credits

Opening statement: This film is based on a true story. See more »

Connections

References Deep Red (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2 in C Sharp Minor
(1887)
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Validating demonic possession in a court of law
18 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

College freshman, a scholarship student living in the campus dorm, dies after being treated for epileptic-like seizures and violent self-inflicted behavior not medically but spiritually, by a priest who believed she was possessed by a demon and who now stands trial for her death. An awful lot of very talented people worked on this baleful freak-show, all to no avail. Written by Scott Derrickson, who also directed, and Paul Harris Boardman, the story is loosely based on an incident that occurred in Germany, but the usual horror movie clichés are intact: a door opening and closing in a storm, 'scary' shots of feet walking down corridors (to heighten suspense), a pencil case moving by itself, squeaky floors in nearly every house, Emily Rose freaking out during a test in the classroom (complete with a stormy sky outside), the unfortunate girl eating spiders (like Renfield in "Dracula"), as well as a defense lawyer who is 17 minutes late to court because a demonic force shut off her electricity! Embarrassingly silly and derivative stuff that an earlier generation would have roundly dismissed as garbage, yet audiences in 2005 went for it. NO STARS from ****


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