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The Possessed (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 1 May 1977
A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

Director:

Jerry Thorpe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Farentino ... Kevin Leahy
Claudette Nevins ... Ellen Sumner
Eugene Roche ... Sgt. Taplinger
Harrison Ford ... Paul Winjam
Ann Dusenberry ... Weezie Sumner
Diana Scarwid ... Lane
Joan Hackett ... Louise Gelson
Dinah Manoff ... Celia
Carol Jones ... Alex
P.J. Soles ... Marty
Ethelinn Block Ethelinn Block ... Barry
Susan Walden ... Student
Lawrence Bame Lawrence Bame
James R. Parkes James R. Parkes
Catherine Cunneff Catherine Cunneff
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A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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Horror

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Released just prior to Star Wars, which made Harrison Ford a star. See more »

Quotes

Weezie Sumner: Is God punishing me for sleeping with Winjam?
Kevin Leahy: Now why would God punish you for that, you're not the first person who slept with someone.
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Entertaining, for fans of 1970s made-for-tv horror
7 October 2018 | by ebeckstr-1See all my reviews

While by no means on par with such a great made-for-tv horror films from the 70s, such as The Night Stalker and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, not to mention the early 80s classic Dark Night of the Scarecrow, The Possessed is chock-full of fantastic acting. Those playing the high school girls, right on up through more experienced actors like James Farentino, a young Harrison Ford, and the wonderful character actor, Eugene Roche, all take their roles seriously, and turn what could have easily been a ho-hum affair into something far more entertaining. As silly as the plot is on the face of it, if one suspends disbelief, there is also some above-average dialogue.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Possessed See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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