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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  2 July 2014 (USA)
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New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.



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In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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You haven't seen true evil

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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2 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beware the Night  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,740,471 (USA) (4 July 2014)


$30,523,568 (USA) (1 August 2014)

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Mendoza smokes American Spirit cigarettes. See more »


The movie takes place in 2013 in New York (mostly the Bronx). In one scene Mendoza is smoking a cigarette in the FDNY Bar. New York passed a clean air act that eliminated smoking in all bars in 2003. While a few establishments may turn a blind eye - it is highly unlikely a bar that caters to police and fire fighters would. See more »


Butler: This is it.
Sarchie: I think the Addams family lives here.
[about zoo lions]
Sarchie: You know, uh, the last time we took somebody else's job, you almost got eaten.
Butler: Yeah, if something eats me here, feel free to say "I told you so."
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Devil & The Hourglass
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3 July 2014 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I love horror movies. Unfortunately nine times out of ten when I go to see one I am disappointed. This was definitely the exception. Absolutely the best horror film I have seen in a very very long time. I noticed the one reviewer felt it was more a crime drama and thus should not be called "horror". In my opinion...the true horror is that which is real. This story, supposedly based on real crimes, scared the living daylights out of me. You don't have to jump and scream to be scared....it is more scary to view first hand the deep depravity of man and of evil. Definitely best to see in a theater on the big screen. Awesome movie!!

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Bana, Ramirez and McHale have a good chemistry together! Bravo! martasavila
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