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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

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New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

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Scott Derrickson

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Scott Derrickson (screenplay), Paul Harris Boardman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bana ... Sarchie
Edgar Ramírez ... Mendoza
Olivia Munn ... Jen
Chris Coy ... Jimmy
Dorian Missick ... Gordon
Sean Harris ... Santino
Joel McHale ... Butler
Mike Houston ... Nadler
Lulu Wilson ... Christina
Olivia Horton ... Jane
Scott Johnsen Scott Johnsen ... Lt. Griggs
Daniel Sauli ... Salvatore
Antoinette LaVecchia ... Serafina
Aidan Gemme Aidan Gemme ... Mario
Jenna Gavigan ... Lucinda
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Storyline

In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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You haven't seen true evil


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Rated R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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Joel McHale spent months training with knives and martial arts in order to do his own knife stunts in the film. He managed to go through months of training, as well as most of filming without a single injury. However during one of the last days of filming, his son was visiting on set and McHale used his knife to cut a piece of white chocolate for him. He cut his hand and bled profusely. See more »

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The fish that are in Sarchie's aquarium comprise of at least 5 male Betta fish, also known as Siamese fighting fish. Male Betta are not only highly aggressive but also territorial and should never be kept in the same aquarium as other male Betta or they will kill each other. He's lucky to have any fish left. See more »

Quotes

Sarchie: I've had a darkness growing inside of me. Something's happening to me. Tell me you saw that.
Mendoza: You can sense what others can't but it also puts you at risk. Your family's already in danger.
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Oração de São Bento
Written by Pe Joãozinho, SCJ and Ocimar De Paula
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An unusual team of two to fight the evil spirits!
24 September 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

This was based on the real account. A cop from the New York who witnessed those unexplained events are what this film depicted for us. I think it is slightly an underrated film. Not because of true story, but from the entertainment perspective. From the beginning till the end, I enjoyed watching it. Horror means there's no big scary stuff in it, still being true to the genre, it told a decent story. It was well written and directed, a film that I almost missed, but now I can gladly suggest it to the others. But it is just an above average, yet worth a watch.

The story follows a cop who witnesses a series of strange events, which also influence his past. In the most of the case, he's trying to find one particular person, a painter seen in and around the city. So he and his partner finally find that strange man and when they do, it is already too late. One of them gets injured and the other one tries his best teaming up with a priest to fight the demon that terrorising the city. The film ends with an interesting event. Looks a sequel won't be a bad idea, since the duo is still fighting the devils as what the end statement reveals.

There's a recent television series I'm watching called 'Outcast' and this film is kind of resembles that. Anyway, this one came first, but what makes they both be alike is the unusual team up between two different field people. The series is like a follow-up of this film, or maybe inspired by this original story. Eric Bana is not everybody's favourite, but his films are quite enjoyable and for this, he had given his best. Co-stars are not bad either; particularly Edgar Ramirez was awesome as a priest. I hope you would find it interesting as I did. It would be beyond that for some, so all I say is watch it with a low expectations.

6.5/10


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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish | Latin | Italian

Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,740,471, 6 July 2014

Gross USA:

$30,577,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,937,815
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2.39 : 1
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