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(2011)

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The image used to describe the demon Baal is usually that of a man, a cat, a toad, or a combination of all of them. Father Lucas' (Sir Anthony Hopkins') house is infested with cats, as well as toads in the fountain.
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Mikael Håfström attended exorcisms to prepare for directing the film. He was not allowed to witness them, but he could hear what was happening from outside the door.
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The language Rutger Hauer speaks is Hungarian. It can be translated as: "My love, my flower, my bliss".
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Denial".
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The first trailer for the film featured music from Wojciech Kilar's score of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), which also featured Sir Anthony Hopkins.
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Sir Anthony Hopkins and Toby Jones have played Alfred Hitchcock. Hopkins and Jones' father, Freddie Jones, appeared in The Elephant Man (1980).
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Ciaran Hinds played a priest in this movie, and played the devil named "Roarke" in Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (2011).
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The Kovak & Son Funeral Home is supposed to be set in Dixon, Illinois, as seen in the letter from Italy, that Michael gets at the end of the movie. However, the area code for the phone number on the funeral home sign is "312", which is an area code for Chicago (over one hundred miles away from Dixon).
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The "Redemption Theatre" seen towards the beginning of the film is the Lyric Theatre at 12952 Western Avenue in Blue Island, Illinois.
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Franco Nero was in the announced cast.
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Alice Braga is the niece of Sonia Braga (Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)).
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The writing on Father Lucas' (Sir Anthony Hopkins') wall ("Fi sydd bia fe nawr") is Welsh (just like Hopkins), and translates to "He belongs to me now". Which is what Lucas utters when he is possessed.
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