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Good Against Evil (1977)

A writer, Andy Stuart, teams up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.


Paul Wendkos


Jimmy Sangster

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Complete credited cast:
Dack Rambo ... Andy Stuart
Elyssa Davalos ... Jessica Gordon
Richard Lynch ... Mr. Rimmin
Dan O'Herlihy ... Father Kemschler
John Harkins ... Father Wheatley
Jenny O'Hara ... The Woman
Lelia Goldoni ... Sister Monica
Peggy McCay ... Irene
Peter Brandon Peter Brandon ... Dr. Price
Kim Cattrall ... Linday Isley
Natasha Ryan ... Cindy Isley
Richard Sanders ... The Doctor
Lillian Adams ... Beatrice
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Agnes
Richard Stahl ... Brown


A writer, Andy Stuart, teams up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.

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She became Satan's play thing.




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Release Date:

22 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les forces du mal See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Astaroth is named as the devil and male in this film. Historically, Astaroth was the Canaanite goddess of love and was known as Ishtar to the Babylonians. Her name appears in the Bible to generically refer to pagan goddesses. She appears as a demon in the TV show Blood Ties (2007) and in PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal: Sacrifices (1999). See more »


While the story is unfolding in New Orleans, the film jumps back to a view of Andy's van parked on the waterfront near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, then back to New Orleans. See more »


Jessica Gordon: Every time I get close to a man, he dies.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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20 September 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film begins much like "Rosemary's Baby", though in this case Beelzebub apparently got a girl--a girl who grew up and had no idea she was the child of pure EVIL!! During much of the first part of the film, she is wooed by a creepy suitor (Dack Rambo)--who is supposed to be romantic because he won't take NO for an answer (I sure was getting rapist vibes from this!). Then, abruptly, the film switches and you hear nothing more about the lady after she is hypnotized! The plot changes to a child who is possessed and her mother (a young Kim Cattrall)--and the viewer is left wandering what happened to the Devil's daughter?! And, by the end of the film, you have absolutely no idea whatsoever! The film just abruptly ends!

"Good Against Evil" was apparently a failed TV series pitched by ABC. It's hard to imagine now, but with the popularity of books and films such as "The Exorcist" and "The Omen", someone at the network thought it would be a good idea to create a TV series about the fight between the followers of Satan and God. The problem is that although this MIGHT have worked, the DVD for this is amazingly unsatisfying to watch--it's not really a movie but PART of a plot for a film that was never completed. What they did show really isn't very good and since there is no ending or even a reasonable stopping point, I can't see any reason to recommend it. It literally stops as if they just ran out of film!! Not worth your time.

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