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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 »

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Steven E. de Souza

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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 ... 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.

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Horror | Drama

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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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$98,169
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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

When Robbie is circling the bed singing "Ave Maria" his mouth in no way matches the words heard. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Eckhardt: I can't explain it. I thought I was a man of reason, a man of science, and a man of God. I am not sure of anything anymore. The Catholics! We should take him to the Catholics. They know about these things.
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References End of Days (1999) See more »

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Perhaps Timothy Dalton has finally found his calling - it sure WASN'T as 007!
3 June 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

Amazing! Whoever would have expected to see James Bond matching it with Regan's distant young cousin!

Based for the most part on Thomas Allen's book of supposedly the only bona-fide recorded exorcism ever conducted in the US, Dalton is just out of his tree as Father William Bowden, the priest who actually performed the exorcism on the young Mannheim boy.

Given a more direct and less Hollywoodesque approach, the circumstances of the boy's "affliction" (and many, having watched this will have their doubts) are presented as totally realistic. The exorcism itself is deftly handled and Dalton gives a power-house performance as the priest being torn apart by forces he can barely comprehend. He gets finally to show his considerable acting skills, uncluttered by his usual veneer of a one-dimensional and synthetic personality. (He was starting to get there in HAWKS!)

This telemovie comes highly recommended for both believers and non-believers. Both sides will get something out of this!


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