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The Last Exorcism ()


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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.

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Cotton Marcus
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Nell Sweetzer
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Iris Reisen
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Louis Sweetzer
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Caleb Sweetzer
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Pastor Manley
John Wright Jr. ...
John Marcus
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Shanna Marcus
Justin Shafer ...
Justin Marcus
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Shopkeeper
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Motorist
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Spindly Man
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Becky Davis
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Nurse
Logan Craig Reid ...
Logan Winters
Sofia Hujabre ...
Cafe Manager
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Daniel Moskowitz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cy Fahrenholtz ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)
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Churchgoer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Churchgoer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Daniel Stamm

Written by

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Huck Botko ... (written by) &
Andrew Gurland ... (written by)

Produced by

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Marc Abraham ... producer
Phil Altmann ... executive producer
Thomas A. Bliss ... producer
Huck Botko ... executive producer
Patrick Curd ... co-executive producer
Andrew Gurland ... executive producer
Ron Halpern ... executive producer
Patty Long ... co-producer
Gabrielle Neimand ... co-producer
Eric Newman ... producer
Douglas Plasse ... co-executive producer (as Doug Plasse)
Eli Roth ... producer

Music by

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Nathan Barr

Cinematography by

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Zoltan Honti

Film Editing by

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Shilpa Sahi

Editorial Department

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James Ahern ... digital intermediate editor
Adam Hawkey ... digital intermediate colorist
Michael John Koetter ... software engineer
Franklin Peterson ... assistant editor
Mathieu Reid ... color timer
Jay Trautman ... assistant editor
Ian Turpen ... scan & record operator

Casting By

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Lauren Bass

Production Design by

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Andrew W. Bofinger

Costume Design by

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Shauna Leone

Makeup Department

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Howard Berger ... special makeup effects artist
Alex Diaz ... on set supervisor: special effects makeup
Marcos Gonzales ... key makeup artist
Krystal Kershaw ... additional makeup artist
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects artist
Jennifer Sanchez ... contact lens technician

Production Management

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Patty Long ... unit production manager
Joan Malloch ... post-production supervisor
John Portnoy ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gregory S. Carr ... second assistant director
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine ... first assistant director (as Joel Nishimine)
Jimi Woods ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Tom Hammock ... production designer: additional photography (as Thomas S. Hammock)
Beau Harrison ... assistant property master
Leonard Marchand ... property master (as Leonard Lavigueur)
Dave Quinlan ... set dresser
Renee Ragucci-Shelton ... props (as Renee Ragucci)

Sound Department

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Michael Baird ... supervising sound designer
Roberto Cappannelli ... re-recording mixer
Rene Defrancesch ... boom operator
Robert Dehn ... sound studio manager
Brent Findley ... sound effects editor
Jason Gaya ... adr mixer
Corey J. Grasso ... adr mixer
Angela Hemingway ... adr dialogue editor
Steven Iba ... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Pendergrass ... foley editor
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Larry Barado ... special effects foreman
Edward Joubert ... special effects technician
David K. Nami ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Christine Carr ... visual effects producer
Shane Cook ... compositing supervisor: Gradient Effects
Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Dylan Highsmith ... visual effects editor
Thomas Kernan ... model lead: Gradient Effects
James Polk ... character technical director: Gradient Effects
Olcun Tan ... digital effects supervisor
Thomas Tannenberger ... visual effects supervisor
Cameron Thomas ... compositor: Gradient Effects
Fiona Campbell Westgate ... visual effects producer: Gradient Effects

Stunts

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Trace Cheramie ... stunt coordinator
Steve Picerni ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marcus Kellum ... second assistant camera
Justin LeBlanc ... light balloon technician
Christopher Meydrich ... additional grip
Myron Parran ... first assistant camera
Patti Perret ... still photographer
Declan Ryan ... lighting balloon technician
Jared Talbot ... additional set lighting technician
Nathan Tape ... gaffer
Trevor Tufano ... second assistant camera
Joseph Walsh ... assistant camera
Chris Weaver ... key grip
Kristopher Weaver ... key grip

Casting Department

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Jordan Bass ... casting associate
Lauri David ... background casting
Terri Douglas ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Doré Cermak ... key costumer
Reba Saul ... ager/dyer

Location Management

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Matthew Cassel ... location manager: Los Angeles
Yvette LaPlace ... location manager
David Margulis ... location scout
Stephan Roux ... location scout
Valerie Ryan ... location scout

Music Department

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Mary Parker ... music consultant

Transportation Department

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Will Bourne ... driver: cast
Brian Mathews ... production driver

Other crew

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Mac Alsfeld ... office production assistant
Mark Barclay ... assistant: Mr. Bliss and Mr. Altmann
James Brooke ... production services
James T. Bruce IV ... production consultant
Brooke Ensign ... unit publicist
Natalie Faldo ... assistant: Ms. Neimand
Nora L. Ferris ... insurance broker
Gaia Filicori ... production assistant
Matthew Ford ... set medic
Sofia Hujabre ... production secretary
Charlotte Lancaster ... craft service
John Landers ... key craft service
Stephanie Langhoff ... production coordinator
Stephen Ledet ... set production assistant
Christie Mattull ... production insurance: Momentous Insurance Brokerage (as Christy Mattull)
Jesse Rose Moore ... assistant: Mr. Newman (as Jesse Moore)
Marilyn Penn-Lindley ... post production accountant (as Marilyn Penn)
Jayne Royall ... production accountant
Nicholas Sarando ... script supervisor
Matthew Warren ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc. (as Matt Warren)
Cynthia Dyan Williams ... photo double
Kurt Woolner ... completion guarantor: Film Finances Inc.
Jamie Zakoski ... assistant: Mr. Abraham
Nathaniel Zimet ... chef

Thanks

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Leonard Alsfeld ... special thanks
David Birke ... special thanks
John Bobear ... special thanks
Valerie Bobear ... special thanks (as Valerie 'Armbruster' Bobear)
James Brooke ... special thanks
James T. Bruce IV ... special thanks (as James Bruce)
Fatimah Conley-Mayfield ... special thanks
Jerry Gilbert ... special thanks: Louisiana Media Services
Tom Hammock ... special thanks
Gary D. Jones ... special thanks
Hunter Moskowitz ... special thanks (as Hunter L. Moskowitz)
Sara Northcutt ... special thanks: Hampton Inn Hotels & Suites of New Orleans
The People of Louisiana ... special thanks
Louis Pomes ... special thanks
David Pomier ... special thanks (as Dave Pomier)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the evangelical Reverend Cotton Marcus was raised by his father to be a preacher. He agrees that the filmmaker Iris Reisen and the cameraman Daniel Moskowitz make a documentary about his life. Cotton tells that when his wife Shanna Marcus had troubles in the delivery of their son Justin, he prioritized the doctor help to God and since then he questions his faith. Further, he tells that exorcisms are frauds but the results are good for the believers because they believe it is true. When Cotton is summoned by the farmer Louis Sweetzer to perform an exorcism in his daughter Nell, Cotton sees the chance to prove to the documentary crew what he has just told. They head to Ivanwood and they have a hostile reception from Louis's son Caleb. Cotton performs the exorcism in Nell, exposing his tricks to the camera, but sooner they learn that the dysfunctional Sweetzer family has serious problems. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Le dernier exorcisme (France)
  • Cotton (United States)
  • Der letzte Exorzismus (Germany)
  • El último exorcismo (Spain)
  • Son ayin (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $67,738,090, 26 Sep 2013

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ashley Bell did all the bends and contortions of her body on her own. No special effects were used because she has hypermobility (an exaggerated increase mobility or loose joints more flexible than ordinary), a very common problem which affect more than 15% of the world population, without it involves a pathology. See more »
Goofs At 9:51, there is a shot of a newspaper article about the death of an autistic boy. The article is in three columns. Half way down the third column, the article repeats, starting from the beginning again. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Last Exorcism Part II (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Black Paws, Snow Deep See more »
Quotes Cotton Marcus: Do you believe that if you go ahead and allow the Holy Ghost into your heart, you can be cleansed of all your sins and sit in the Kingdom of God?
Congregation: Amen.
Cotton Marcus: That is what I'm talking about. Can I get an amen?
Congregation: Amen.
Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah?
Congregation: Hallelujah!
Cotton Marcus: Can I get a hallelujah and an amen?
Congregation: Hallelujah, amen!
Cotton Marcus: Do you know if you take two ripe bananas, you put them in a bowl, and you put some sugar and you go ahead then bake it for 400, you can go and pull it out and have yourself banana bread? Hallelujah!
Congregation: Hallelujah!
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