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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

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Latin | Italian

Release Date:

2 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beware the Night See more »

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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

First movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer to carry an R rating since "Bad Boys II" in 2003. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) and (at around 1h 8 mins) The same man(black t-shirt, shorts, short hair) walks in front of the police station and the same cop car drives by. Clearly the scene was re-used. See more »

Quotes

Butler: You know, when your radar goes off, you usually wind up with stitches?
Sarchie: You're an adrenaline junkie, and without my radar, you don't get your fix. Okay?
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Referenced in La noche de...: Líbranos del mal (2016) See more »

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Less is More in Horror... Still
3 July 2014 | by snopek-758-908561See all my reviews

This film is worth seeing (hence how it got the minimal viewing score, a 6) But if your at least a novice fan of horror films, you will undoubtedly find yourself critiquing the film "scare-by-scare."

Ramirez was great, you can easily perceive how he's one of fastest ascending actors in Hollywood, BUT he was in a no-win situation playing an exorcist, a strange one at that. Think about this... When was the last time you actually felt afraid watching an exorcism on screen? -It wasn't via any self-announced Exorcism film garbage (yes, that includes The Rite), it wasn't even in the Conjuring (which although a terrifying film, the exorcism scene was admittedly lackluster). The point is, outside of maybe The Exorcism of Emily Rose (this director could have taken a cue from one of his earlier films), there HAS NOT been one Horror Film to scares us like the Original did oh so long ago!

Since the trailer was excellent, I thought maybe this film could do it; breathe new fear into the 'Sub-Horror Possession Genre', BUT it didn't. The exorcism(s) were laughable (even with Ramirez's inept performance) due mainly to major inconsistencies involving the possessed (including when they were or weren't), a lack of established motive (by either the possessed or demon), as well as a disappointing origin of the demon.

Maybe it's too hard to make an exorcism scary anymore (ESPECIALLY when you DON'T do what's listed above)!

In Addition: Derrickson, like almost ALL horror filmmakers these days, gives away WAYYY too much for the audience to not only see but to understand (which steals a level of necessary mystique). This film is proof that a Great Cast + a fairly original idea (and supposedly based on a true story) does not = a compelling film without the foundation of sufficient details.


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