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The Possession ()


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A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

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Clyde
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Stephanie
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Em
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Hannah
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Tzadok
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Brett
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Russell
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Darius
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Eleanor
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Miss Shandy (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
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Professor McMannis
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Doctor
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Lab Tech
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Adan
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Assistant Coach
Adam Young ...
Preston
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First Responder
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Student
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Nurse Patty
James Sullivan ...
Pest Control Guy (as James O'Sullivan)
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Principal
Armin Chaim Kornfeld ...
Rebbe Shah
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Stephanie's Attorney
Josh Whyte ...
Player
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Dr. Walterson
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Court Representative
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Moss
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Officer
Cameron Sprague ...
Abyzou
Jordan Stein ...
Hasidic Teen
Charles Siegel ...
Hasidic #1
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Hasidic #2
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Hasidic #3
Richard Newman ...
Hasidic #4
Robert Morrissette ...
Hasidic #5
Sol Pavony ...
Hasidic Rabbi
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Possessed Italian Girl
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Italian Priest
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Possessed Islamic Girl
Antoine Safi ...
Islamic Male Exorcist
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Trevor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Brown ...
Jewish Man (uncredited)
Kyle Cornell ...
Student (uncredited)
Amanda Dyar ...
Sidewalk Passerby (uncredited)
Todd Allen Johnson ...
Hasidic Jew (uncredited)
Steve Saunders ...
Hasidic Jew (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ole Bornedal

Written by

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Juliet Snowden ... (written by) &
Stiles White ... (written by)
 
Leslie Gornstein ... (article "Jinx in a Box")

Produced by

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Sam Raimi ... producer
Nicole Brown ... executive producer
Joseph Drake ... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Kelli Konop ... co-producer
Michael Paseornek ... executive producer
Peter Schlessel ... executive producer
Stephen Susco ... co-producer
Rob Tapert ... producer (as Robert Tapert)
Stan Wertlieb ... executive producer
Shawn Williamson ... line producer
J.R. Young ... producer
Nathan Kahane ... executive producer
John Sacchi ... executive producer
Brendan Ferguson ... line producer: additional photography, Vancouver

Music by

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Anton Sanko

Cinematography by

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Dan Laustsen

Film Editing by

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Eric L. Beason
Anders Villadsen

Editorial Department

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Anders V. Christensen ... assistant editor: Denmark
James Cowan ... digital intermediate manager / finishing editor
Christine Dougherty ... digital intermediate producer: LA
Christine Dougherty ... digital intermediate producer: LA
Scot Evans ... account executive
Tyler Glodt ... post assistant
Jay Harada ... digital intermediate editor
Koah Kruse ... post supervisor
Bryan Lamoureux ... first assistant editor
Catherine McQuaid ... digital intermediate producer: Vancouver
Harry Muller ... color timer
Thor Roos ... digital intermediate colorist
Jonathan Shore ... post supervisor
Keith Vincent ... digital intermediate systems administrator
Dave Wilkinson ... colorist: dailies
Kyle Cunningham ... executive sales assistant: Technicolor Creative Services Vancouver (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nancy Nayor

Production Design by

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Rachel O'Toole

Art Direction by

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Nigel Evans ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Louise Roper

Costume Design by

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Carla Hetland

Makeup Department

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Jennifer Amberson ... key hair stylist: additional photography, Vancouver
Rebekah Bak ... second assistant makeup artist
Anji Bemben ... hair department head
Dolly Djuric ... first assistant makeup artist: additional photography, Miami (as Dolly Hernandez)
Renee Dombrosky ... first assistant hairstylist
Paul Edwards ... hair department head: additional photography, Vancouver
Joann Fowler ... makeup department head (as Jo Ann Fowler)
Norma Hill-Patton ... makeup department head: additional photography, Vancouver, day 2
Tanya Hudson ... key makeup artist: additional photography, Vancouver
Erin Koplow ... makeup department head: additional photography, Miami
Carol Raskin ... hair department head: additional photography, Miami
Paulette Schoen ... first assistant hair stylist: additional photography, Miami
Amy St. Jean-Anzinger ... first assistant makeup (as Amy St. Jean)
Lisa Strong ... key makeup artist: additional photography, Vancouver
Bill Terezakis ... special effects makeup designer
Céline Godeau ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sharon Markell ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Shelagh McIvor ... special makeup effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Nickiforek ... prosthetic and creature effects fabrication (uncredited)
Frida Norrman ... special makeup effects shop technician (uncredited)
Vicki Syskakis ... makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Diane Calhoun ... production associate: Miami
Brendan Ferguson ... production manager: Vancouver
Melanie Grefe ... assistant production associate
Paul Lukaitis ... unit production manager
Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt ... production supervisor: Miami (as Elaine Schneiderman Schmidt)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Barry ... first assistant director: Vancouver
Michael Bendner ... additional assistant director: background coordinator
Emma Day ... trainee assistant director
Chad Fitz ... trainee assistant director
Rachael Fortier ... third assistant director: Vancouver (as Rachael Porter)
Ryan Kosmynka ... second assistant director
Tessa Mol ... third assistant director
Philip Nee Nee ... second assistant director: Vancouver
Gary Blair Smith ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Aaron Alexander ... props assistant
Dean Barker ... property master
Andrew R.F. Berthelet ... carpenter
M. Josie Bleurer ... greens foreperson
Maggie Boucher ... stand-by painter
Teresa Brauer ... on set dresser (as Teresa Curwen) / set dresser (as Teresa Curwen)
Desi Brett ... carpenter
William R. Bricker ... construction foreman
Mike E. Carter ... greens
Mark Chinque ... construction foreman
Doug Currie ... paint coordinator
Mark Dane ... on-set dresser
Dylan Dowd ... head greensman
Philip C. Duffett ... lead carpenter
Gary Dunham ... property assistant
Hoka Duquette ... scenic painter
Troy Eirich ... on-set dresser
Moni El Batrik ... set decoration buyer
Marcus Endean ... storyboard artist
Ray Engelhardt ... carpenter
Stewart Fairley ... paint lead
Dennis J. Harris ... on-set carpenter
James Harris ... construction coordinator: Miami
Lyall Heighton ... construction coordinator
Ana Huber ... set decorator: Miami
Randy Hutniak ... assistant art director
Brian Keane ... leadman
Carole Kelly ... paint foreman
Paul D. Kelly ... art director: Miami (as Paul Kelly)
Shawn Labrie ... scenic painter
Patrick Latarius ... construction coordinator: Vancouver
Anne-Marie Leidl ... graphic designer
Shawn W. Logue ... property master: Miami
Adam Lougheed ... set dresser
Elizabeth Mackinnon ... assistant set decorator
Craig MacMillan ... on-set dresser
Johanna Manders ... greens
Greg Menu ... plasterer
Julian Mercado ... key scenic
Tyler Page ... assistant property master
Peter Parente ... set dresser
Ted Polkinghorne ... paint foreman (as T. Polkinghorne)
Jim Ramsey ... set designer
Jennifer Raneri ... set dresser
Mark Rathgeber ... construction foreman
Mike Reddy ... lead set dresser
Shayne Robinson ... set dresser
Tullis Rose ... props assistant
David Rosychuk ... props master: Vancouver (as Dave Rosychuk)
Steve Sisko ... assistant props
Mark Soparlo ... set designer
Regan Steele ... set dresser
Nathalie Morin Stephens ... office coordinator / set decoration buyer
Mary-Lou Storey ... set decoration buyer
Heidi Strykiewicz ... set dresser
Eric Thifenback ... set dresser
Jonathan Turton ... set wireman
Adrien Van Viersen ... storyboard artist
Ron Vreeken ... paint coordinator
Brennan Wauters ... set dresser
Lucy Webber ... on-set carpenter
Lucy Weber ... scenic artist
Tony Xeros ... assistant property master
Dave Asling ... specialty props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Simon Bright ... boom operator
Matt Dawson ... adr mixer
Kathryn He ... sound assistant (as Kathy He)
Marti D. Humphrey ... re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson ... adr mixer / foley editor / re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Matthew McKenzie ... adr mixer
Mark Noda ... sound mixer
Bruce Nyznik ... adr supervisor
Bryan Pennington ... dolby consultant
Mike Pisano ... boom operator
Ray Rifice ... sound mixer
John Sanacore ... foley mixer
Jamey Scott ... sound effects editor
Jussi Tegelman ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Alex Ullrich ... foley walker
Justin W. Walker ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Wray J. Douglas ... special effects first assistant
James Gawley ... special effects machinist
Denys Guillemette ... special effects shop foreman
Jak Osmond ... special effects coordinator
Bill Pankiw ... special effects assistant
Thomas Pilgram III ... special effects foreman
Greg Pyne ... special effects assistant
Lance Smith ... special effects assistant
Ken Speed ... special effects coordinator: Miami

Visual Effects by

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Andy Asperin ... visual effects artist: 3D (as Andres Asperin)
Nadine Blackler ... digital compositor
Stanislav Enilenis ... visual effects artist: 3D
Elaine Fung ... visual effects artist: 3D
Sean Gilhooly ... visual effects coordinator
Mark Goldberg ... compositor
Mark Goldberg ... digital compositor
Louie Hinayo ... visual effects artist: 3D
Milton Muller ... digital compositor: Artifex Studios
Gordon Oscar ... visual effects artist: 3D
Richard Patterson ... cg supervisor
Grant Robertson ... digital compositor
Adam Stern ... visual effects supervisor
Brent Veal ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Ed Anders ... stunt double
Scott J. Ateah ... stunt coordinator
Curt Bonn ... stunt rigger
Mike Carpenter ... stunt double
Natasha Denis ... stunt double
Ashlea Earl ... stunts
Carolyn Field ... stunt double
Kiara Kallio ... stunt double
Cody Laudan ... stunt double
Gerald Paetz ... stunt double
Ninon Parent ... stunt double
Christopher Parker ... stunt double: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Justin Sain ... stunts
Jeff Sanca ... stunts
Michele Waitman ... stunt double
Todd Warren ... stunt coordinator: Miami
Paul Wu ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Baldanza ... a camera: and steadicam operator / additional steadicam operator
Greg Beaton ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Hans Bjerno ... aerial director of photography
Bruce Borland ... electrician
Stephen Ciffone ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Steve Cliffone)
Dave Clark ... best boy
Anthony Consolazio ... dolly grip
April Ruane Crowley ... a camera second assistant
Ken Decker ... generator operator
John Dekker ... gaffer: Vancouver
Dan Demirgian ... grip
Glen A. Dickson ... a camera operator
Peter Farber ... a camera first assistant
Andrew Fisher ... camera operator: "b" camera / camera operator: second unit
Greg Frank ... b camera second assistant
Jennifer Galipault ... camera loader: Miami (as Jen Gallipault)
Mike Gallagher ... grip
Justin Giles ... lighting technician
Jeff Grimshire ... grip
Dean P. Gudmundson ... video assist
James Harvey ... rigging gaffer
Mike Hazen ... electrician
Chris Hill ... generator operator
Kieran Humphries ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Justin Huta ... lamp operator
Craig Jones ... best boy electric
Norbert Kaluza ... a camera: and steadicam operator
David Kershaw ... dolly grip
Jan Klompje ... b camera second assistant
Steve Krasznai ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Larsen ... rigging grip
John Leeward ... dolly grip
Ian Levin ... camera loader
Robin Lindala ... b camera first assistant
Scott MacDonald ... camera operator: "b" camera
Steve Machan ... grip (as Stephen K. Machan)
Shawn W. Magee ... grip
Alexandra Matheson ... loader (as Alexandra Kanal)
Charles McGowan ... key grip: Miami
Kevin McParland ... lamp operator
Patrick Moore ... generator operator (as Patrick 'Paddy' Moore)
Dean Morris ... best boy electric
Dan Morrison ... a camera second assistant
Jeff O'Brian ... rigging gaffer
Rico Osorio ... grip
Brian Pearson ... additional cinematography / director of photography: Vancouver
Andrew Pedley ... video assist
Diyah Pera ... still photographer
Vince Phillips ... best boy grip
Ryan Pilon ... dolly grip
Rusty Pouch ... gaffer: Miami (as Arnold 'Rusty' Pouch)
Kyle Ruiterman ... grip
Jeff Sayle ... a camera second assistant
Tyler Scott ... lamp operator
Jimmy Seckle ... best boy electric: and rigging gaffer
Kathie Singh ... camera trainee
Paul Slatter ... gaffer
Todd W. Smith ... key rigging grip
Jon Spasoff ... grip
Laura May Taylor ... rigging electric
Mike Thorkilsen ... electrician
Max Torroba ... video playback operator
Andrew Towson ... electrician
Glenn Watson ... still photographer
Stewart Whelan ... a camera first assistant
Chris Young ... rigging grip
Billy Zakor ... electrician
John Galindez ... rigging grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Elizabeth Brown ... casting intern
Doreen Ferreira ... extras casting associate
Sandra-Ken Freeman ... extras casting
Ellen Jacoby ... extras casting: Miami
Chelsea Strand ... extras casting associate
Maureen Webb ... casting: Canada
Lindsey Weissmueller ... casting assistant (as Lindsey Samilian)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patti Bishop ... assistant costume designer
Leslie Cairns ... cutter sewer: contract
Jacqui Gee ... costume supervisor: Miami
Charron Hume ... set costumer
Michelle Hunter ... costumer: preparation
Nancy Jones ... extras costumer
Soo MacLean ... truck costumer (as Sue MacLean)
James Spencer ... set costumer
Debbie Tallman ... assistant costume designer
Sandra Watson ... set supervisor

Location Management

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Sally Duerr ... location scout
Jeremy N. Hernandez ... assistant location manager: Miami
Terry Mackay ... location manager (as Terry MacKay)
Ryan Mains ... trainee location assistant
Rico Mielnicki ... assistant location manager (as Rico Mario Mielnicki)
Tim Moshansky ... location scout
Jennifer Radzikowski ... location manager: Miami
Mick Rochon ... assistant location manager: Reshoot Unit: Canada
Valerie Shields ... location scout
Antoinette Thomas ... location assistant

Music Department

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Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Jessica Dolinger ... music license administrator
Robert Fernandez ... music scoring mixer
Aaron Field ... assistant score mixing engineer
Ted Hinckley ... score contractor
Maarten Hofmeijer ... music editor
Joachim Horsley ... conductor / orchestrator
Vitek Kral ... score engineer assistant
Ben Leathers ... orchestrator
Michal Pekárek ... score recordist
Joel Aaron Thompson ... assistant to the composer (as Joel Thompson) / score coordinator (as Joel Thompson) / score supervisor (as Joel Thompson)
Jeremy Underwood ... assistant score mixing engineer

Script and Continuity Department

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Elspeth Grafton ... script supervisor: second unit
Stephanie Rossel ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Chris Ballum ... driver
Clyde Banard ... driver
Shawn Brennen ... driver
Barry Bryant ... driver
Scott Carpenter ... driver
Manuel Cespedes ... driver
William Crivello ... transportation co-captain (as Bill Crivello)
Wiggin Destin ... driver
Ed Dryster ... driver
Dave Duttinger ... transportation co-captain: Miami (as David Duttinger)
Cego Les Duvillaire ... driver (as Cego Les Duvilaire)
Ely El-Skaf ... driver
Gerry Forster ... driver / picture car coordinator
Dixie Hallderson ... driver
David Halliday ... driver
David Hamilton ... transportation captain: Miami
John Harjono ... driver
Terry Hastings ... driver
Tyrone Henry ... driver
Dale Johnson ... driver
Ulises Ledo ... driver
Curt Martell ... driver (as Curt Martel)
Laurie Matheson ... driver
Lori Merchant-O'Dwyer ... driver (as Lori Merchant0) / driver: cast
Steve Muller ... transportation captain: Vancouver
Dan Reiter ... driver
Antonio Serrano ... driver
Stephen Siegel ... transportation co-captain
Brett H. Smith ... driver
Ron Steele ... driver
Sonel Victor ... driver
Brian Whitlock ... transportation coordinator
Larry Yampolsky ... driver

Additional Crew

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Romel Adam ... assistant: Robert Tapert
Len Antonation ... assistant chef
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Paul Basker ... production assistant
Julia Beckehazy ... first assistant coordinator
Shmuel Birnham ... consultant: Judaic (as Rabbi Shmuel Birnham)
Mindy Bonn ... craft service assistant
Nena Bonn ... craft service
Scott Brain ... production assistant / production assistant: Miami
Suzie Bruce ... first assistant accountant
Mandy Butler ... accountant
Jonathan Cairns ... production assistant (as Bobcat Cairns)
David Calisti ... payroll accountant / second assistant accountant
Laura Carretti ... stand-in
Hailey Cho ... miscellaneous crew
Katie Christian ... assistant: Nathan Kahane
Zarah Chun ... craft service / first aid
Franco Cooper ... production assistant
Melissa Crich ... production coordinator (as Melissa F. Barrie)
Tim Crich ... second assistant coordinator
Ian Doig ... wrangler: animal and insect
Annie Doyon ... payroll accountant
Karyn Edwards ... production attorney: Canada
Nicole Embery ... catering assistant
Joseph Forest ... assistant chef
Jessica Freeborn ... assistant: Peter Schlessel
Tyler Glodt ... post production assistant
Derek Grabski ... caterer
Jason Haxton ... production consultant
Kathleen Higgins ... accounting clerk
Sam Hurwitz ... epk producer
Emily Kacere ... assistant: Kelli Konop
Becca Kenyon ... production assistant (as Rebecca Kenyon) / production assistant: Miami (as Rebecca Kenyon)
Duane Kidd ... production assistant / production assistant: Miami
Michael Kirk ... development executive
Maria Kozak ... production assistant
Shauna L. Kroen ... first assistant accountant
Robert Labrecque ... production accountant: Miami (as Rob Labrecque)
Katie Lawrence ... craft service / first aid
David Lee ... chef
Michael Levy ... caterer
Danny Loeber ... production assistant
Grace MacLeod ... animal trainer
Margo MacPherson ... assistant: Shawn Williamson
Otto Mak ... production assistant
Kevin Mannis ... production consultant
Mike McDevitt ... chef
Brad McDonald ... wrangler: animal and insect
Rob McEntegart ... executive vice president, business affairs
Jeff McGill ... production assistant
Paul Merryman ... assistant: Sam Raimi
Susan Mieras ... assistant: Kyra Sedgwick
Glenn Moore ... craft service / first aid
Roderick Dryden Morrison ... production assistant
Alana Murray ... product placement and clearances
Nicole Oguchi ... production coordinator: Vancouver (as Nicole Shizuka Oguchi)
Bryan Oh ... assistant: Nicole Brown
David Oland ... business & legal affairs
Chris Olech ... stand-in
Tim Palen ... chief marketing officer: Lionsgate
Jerami Pergel ... production assistant
Vivien Pfeffer ... production assistant
Ilene Pickus ... script supervisor: Miami
Gabriella Pirocchi ... catering assistant
David Pollison ... development associate
Willa Potter ... stand-in
Nikki Rappaport ... assistant: Ole Bornedal, additional photography, Miami
Kristy Richman ... theatrical publicity: intern
Mick Rochon ... production assistant
Sheena Ross ... first assistant coordinator
Lizzie Sam ... production assistant / production assistant: Miami
Steve Sangster ... production assistant
Kimberly Sato ... choreographer
Sara Scarritt ... production coordinator: Miami
Patrick Selts ... medic (as Pat Selts)
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
Sean Patrick Shaul ... production assistant
Sophie Sikora ... assistant: Nathan Kahane
Erin Simms ... assistant: Ole Bornedal
Jamie Skelton ... key production assistant
Natalie Zara Smith ... studio teacher
Eylem Sonmez ... first assistant coordinator
Nicole Stojkovich ... first assistant coordinator
Tania Susi ... payroll accountant
Jessica Switch ... assistant: Mr. Paseornek
Devin Taylor ... playback editor
Karen Tony ... production accountant: Vancouver
Max Torroba ... playback coordinator
Nancy Vibert ... accounts payable accountant
Bill Vigars ... unit publicist
Shelby Q. Warren ... office pa / production assistant
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS Service Provider: Inspired Image Picture Company
Jason Woods ... assistant: Sam Raimi
Chris Wyndham ... production assistant
Dave Wynnyk ... security captain (as David Wynnyk)
Marni Wynnyk ... security (as Marnie Wynnyk)
Mario Xavier ... production assistant
Sheila Erdmann ... makeup fx office assistant (uncredited)
Peter Murray ... helicopter pilot: Camera (uncredited)
Kristy Richman ... intern (uncredited)

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Tyla Berchtold ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

The basketball coach Clyde and his wife Stephanie divorced a couple of months ago and their teenage daughter Hannah and the girl Emily 'Em' live with their mother and spend the weekends with their father. One day, Clyde stops his car in a yard sale and Em buys an antique carved box and becomes obsessed with it. Em finds the hidden lock and releases an evil spirit that possesses her. Soon Clyde discovers that Em has a problem, but his ex-wife and her boyfriend Brett do not pay attention to him and get a restraining order against Clyde. Clyde seeks out Professor McMannis and when he sees the box, he explains that it is the Dibbuk Box, where a fiend is trapped inside. He also explains that the box should not be open; otherwise the person will be possessed by the spirit. Now Clyde travels to a Jewish community in New York and the rabbi's son Tzadok returns with him expecting to exorcise Em to save the girl. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Fear the Demon that doesn't fear God. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dibbuk Box (United States)
  • La possession (Canada, French title)
  • Possédée (France)
  • Possession - Das Dunkle in dir (Germany)
  • The Possession: El origen del mal (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $17,732,480, 02 Sep 2012
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $85,446,075

Did You Know?

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Trivia The demon in the box speaks Polish. See more »
Goofs Although it's not seen directly during the MRI scene, the plot implies that Em never removes the ring. Em would have been unable to wear the ring on her hand during the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test. Even if it was non-ferromagnetic (like gold), it could have still interfered with the test and medical staff would have likely removed it prior to bringing her into the room. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Insidious (2014). See more »
Soundtracks You're a Heavenly Thing See more »
Quotes Tzadok: I hate hospitals... people die here.
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