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Possessed (2000)

Not Rated | | Horror, Drama | TV Movie 22 October 2000
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An eleven-year-old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on, and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't... See full summary »

Director:

Steven E. de Souza

Writers:

Thomas B. Allen (book), Michael Lazarou (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Fr. Willam Bowden
Henry Czerny ... Fr. Raymond McBride
Jonathan Malen ... Robbie Mannheim
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ... Karl Mannheim
Shannon Lawson ... Phyllis Mannheim
Christopher Plummer ... Archbishop Hume
Michael McLachlan ... Halloran
Richard Waugh ... Reverend Eckhardt
Deborah Drakeford Deborah Drakeford ... Mrs. Eckhardt
Piper Laurie ... Aunt Hanna
Brad Borbridge Brad Borbridge ... German Soldier
Rob Tinkler ... American Soldier (as Robert Tinkler)
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Racist Cop
Jefferson Mappin ... Big Prisoner
Nicholas Pasco Nicholas Pasco ... Jail Cop
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An eleven-year-old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on, and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the Protestants, the boys parents turn to the Catholic church for help. Father Bowden is a World War II veteran who is experiencing nightmares, flashbacks, and other personal problems, including alcoholism. He is recruited by the Archbishop to perform a series of exorcisms. This is the true account of the last exorcism known to have been done by the Catholic church. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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There has only been one documented exorcism in America. The ultimate fear is knowing it really happened.

Genres:

Horror | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ördögűző - Az igaz történet See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,169
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the 1949 case of a Maryland boy, which inspired "The Exorcist". See more »

Goofs

In one of the early scenes, Father Bowden shows a college classroom images of the devil. One of the images was the popular devil head drawn by the artist 'Coop'. The problem is that this movie is set in the 1950s and Coop hadn't even been born by that time. See more »

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Title Card: Father William Bowdern returned to the university and its chapel where he continued to serve for another thirty years. The boy known as Robbie, whose true identity has never been made public, went on to lead a normal life. He married and raised a family. Father Bowdern performed the Nuptial Mass.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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similar to exorcist only much better
31 August 2002 | by m_viknarajaSee all my reviews

the film version of possessed is really good. the acting is of the highest standards - timothy dalton as good as ever. the plot itself is based on a true story of a boy being possessed by a devil in 1950s. if the film is not an exaggeration of the incident then it is of great concern to all those who believe in faith and god. it definitely made me question lots of things - god ,religion, evil, heaven and hell etc. u'll be thinking for days after - one of those films that may leave a lasting impression.

the film is expertly made, beaustiful cast, wonderful sound - great surround sound. great showcase for relatively inexpensive filmmaking. shows that u don't need millions to produce a good motion picture.

the exorcism itself is a very frightening issue. its very scary and is not for the faint-hearted. not advisable for children or people who are squemish.

its impossible to describe this film in any way, one of those that u have to watch to understand what its all about. the film covers many areas, such as peoples relationship, good and bad, morality, the unknown and ofcourse humanity itself.

great film that can teach us about ourselves and our beliefs. and ofcourse that there are some things which are difficult to explain scientifically.

highly recommended. warning it feels quite a long film and will require u to pay attention.


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