Exorcist: The Beginning

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Go back to where the horror began.

  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2004-08-20
  • User Rating: 5.2/10 from 430 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dominion Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.

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  • Stellan Skarsgård

    as Father Merrin
  • Izabella Scorupco

    as Sarah
  • James D'Arcy

    as Father Francis
  • Julian Wadham

    as Major Granville
  • Remy Sweeney

    as Joseph
  • Andrew French

    as Chuma
  • Antonie Kamerling

    as Lieutenant Kessel
  • Ben Cross

    as Semelier
  • Alan Ford

    as Jeffreries
  • Ralph Brown

    as Sergeant Major
  • David Bradley

    as Father Gionetti
  • Eddie Osei

    as Emekwi
  • Israel Aduramo

    as Jomo
  • Patrick O'Kane

    as Bession
  • James Bellamy

    as James
  • Cecilia Amati

    as Little Dutch Girl
  • Matti Ristinen

    as Medieval Priest
  • Lydia Darly

    as Sebituana's Wife
  • James Paparella

    as Boy in Market
  • Silvio Jimenez Hernandez

    as Stricken Turkana Worker
  • Yemi Goodman Ajibade

    as Turkana Shaman
  • Michel Leroy

    as Tribesman in Hospital
  • John Sesay

    as Turkana Warrior #1
  • Sayoh Lahai

    as Turkana Warrior #2
  • Alessandro Casula

    as Preacher with Pazuzu
  • Robert Davide

    as Corporal Finn
Camera Vittorio Storaro Director of Photography
Sound Trevor Rabin Original Music Composer
Editing Mark Goldblatt Editor
Writing William Wisher Jr. Story
Production James G. Robinson Producer
Art Stefano Maria Ortolani Production Design
Production Pam Dixon Casting
Directing Renny Harlin Director
Production Guy McElwaine Executive Producer
Editing Todd E. Miller Editor
Writing Alexi Hawley Screenplay
Writing Caleb Carr Story
Crew Bruno Di Luia Stunts
Production David C. Robinson Executive Producer