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

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Scott Derrickson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Linney ... Erin Bruner
Tom Wilkinson ... Father Moore
Campbell Scott ... Ethan Thomas
Jennifer Carpenter ... Emily Rose
Colm Feore ... Karl Gunderson
Joshua Close ... Jason
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Mueller
Duncan Fraser ... Dr. Cartwright
JR Bourne ... Ray
Mary Beth Hurt ... Judge Brewster
Henry Czerny ... Dr. Briggs
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Dr. Adani
Steve Archer Steve Archer ... Guy in Bar
Arlene Belcastro Arlene Belcastro ... Praying Woman #2
David Berner David Berner ... Karl's Crony #1
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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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Laura Linney was excited to work with Tom Wilkinson, having been an admirer of his for some time. See more »

Goofs

When Father Moore recites the Lord's Prayer he incorrectly quotes a line as "Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heavenly", so substituting "heavenly" for the correct word "heaven". "Heavenly" is nonsensical in context and not an error a priest would make. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Cartwright: That girl was not schizophrenic, she was not epileptic, or any combination of the two. I've seen hundreds of people with those problems. They have terrible afflictions, of course, but they don't scare me.
Erin Bruner: But what you saw in Emily that night? It scared you?
Dr. Cartwright: God, if I'd known, I never would have been there. I examined that girl before I drove back to the city. She was lucid and completely aware of the separate entity inside her. When she wasn't in its grasp, she was totally herself and completely ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

US Blu-ray is missing subtitles for the various languages Emily speaks during the exorcism scene. These were present in the theatrical version, and also on the unrated DVD. See more »

Connections

References The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) See more »

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Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2 in C Sharp Minor
(1887)
Written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Good Movie
10 September 2005 | by angelalyn14612See all my reviews

First of all this was a good movie. I wouldn't necessarily consider it a horror movie like Friday The 13th but it was suspenseful like The Ring. I had to look away sometimes because being a suspenseful movie watcher all my life I knew by the sound of the chilling music something was gonna happen that would freak me out and boy did it do its job.

It wasn't overly predictable. It was a look back on what exactly happened when Emily Rose got possessed and how it ended. It wasn't a "push the catholic belief down everyones throat" because defending the Priest was an agnostic lawyer trying to not only get ahead in her career but convince a journey that medical science could not determine she had a medical condition but a demonic possession. Cant tell you anymore than that.

The movie had a "dark" look and was cozy it kept me on the edge of my seat and the way she got possessed and how she looked was way freaky. Good movie and worth to own on DVD!


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Syriac | German | Greek | Hebrew | Latin | Aramaic

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,054,300, 11 September 2005

Gross USA:

$75,072,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,166,804
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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