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The Entity (1982)

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Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon.

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(novel) (as Frank DeFelitta), (screenplay) (as Frank DeFelitta)
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Dr. Weber
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Jacqueline Brookes ...
Dr. Cooley
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Gene Kraft
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George Nash
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Joe Mehan
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Dr. Walcott
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Melanie Gaffin ...
Kim
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Jerry Anderson
Sully Boyar ...
Mr. Reisz
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Woody Browne
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Storyline

Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being beaten and raped by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a supposedly true story. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Something evil is after Carla Moran, and it will stop at nothing to get her. See more »


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4 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ente  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,685,654, 6 February 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,277,558
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2.35 : 1
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Actresses Jane Fonda, Jill Clayburgh, Bette Midler and Sally Field were initially sought for the role played by Barbara Hershey. See more »

Goofs

When Carla is first attacked by the demon, she is slapped rather hard in the face and her lip is bloodied. But in the subsequent scenes and the days following, there is no mark on her lip. See more »

Quotes

Carla Moran: All right. All right, bastard. I've finished running. So do what you want. Take your time - buddy. Take your time. Really, I'm thankful for the, uh... rest. I'm so... tired of being scared. So it's all right, it really is, it's all right. You can, uh, do anything you want to me, you can, uh, torture me, kill me, anything. But you can't have me. You cannot touch me.
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Carla Moran: That's mine.
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Referenced in The Ouija Experiment (2013) See more »

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Saturday Nite's All Right For Fighting
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of This Record Co., Ltd.
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This Movie Still Haunts Me 20+ Years Later
4 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This was the scariest film I have ever seen. And I have seen pretty much, every horror film made in the last 20 years. As a woman, the thought of an unseen entity consistently sexually abusing you is about the most horrifying thing I can think of. The scenes where she was being touched by the unseen being in bed next to her husband or in front of other people still haunt me today. And that first rape scene was horrifying. I still get the chills every time I think of this film. And after 20 years to still remember most of the scenes in detail is pretty incredible. There are not many films I can say that about. I sometimes think I might want to watch this film again, but then again, maybe not.... at least the images have faded a bit now after 20 years.


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