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Exorcist 2: The Heretic
Linda Blair and Richard Burton




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Richard Burton stars as exorcist Father Philip Lamont in John Boorman's sequel to THE EXORCIST. The cleric, who is struggling with his faith, is investigating the death of Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow), who was killed in the course of exorcising the Assyrian demon Pazuzu from Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). Although now seemingly normal, Regan continues to be monitored at a psychiatric institute by Dr. Gene Tuskin (Louise Fletcher). In an attempt to plumb her memories of exorcism, Dr. Tuskin has hypnotized the girl, to whom she's linked by a "synchronizer" and is so overcome by "witnessing" Regan's memory of the event that Lamont has to rescue her. After a tour of the Georgetown house where the exorcism took place, Lamont returns to be coupled with Regan by synchronizer. The priest is spirited to the past by Pazuzu to observe Father Merrin exorcising a young boy, Kokumo (Joey Green), in Africa. Learning that the boy developed special powers to fight Pazuzu, who appears as a swarm of locusts, Lamont journeys to Africa, defying his superior, to seek help from the adult Kokumo (James Earl Jones).

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Overview

Richard Burton stars as exorcist Father Philip Lamont in John Boorman's sequel to THE EXORCIST. The cleric, who is struggling with his faith, is investigating the death of Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow), who was killed in the course of exorcising the Assyrian demon Pazuzu from Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). Although now seemingly normal, Regan continues to be monitored at a psychiatric institute by Dr. Gene Tuskin (Louise Fletcher). In an attempt to plumb her memories of exorcism, Dr. Tuskin has hypnotized the girl, to whom she's linked by a "synchronizer" and is so overcome by "witnessing" Regan's memory of the event that Lamont has to rescue her. After a tour of the Georgetown house where the exorcism took place, Lamont returns to be coupled with Regan by synchronizer. The priest is spirited to the past by Pazuzu to observe Father Merrin exorcising a young boy, Kokumo (Joey Green), in Africa. Learning that the boy developed special powers to fight Pazuzu, who appears as a swarm of locusts, Lamont journeys to Africa, defying his superior, to seek help from the adult Kokumo (James Earl Jones).

Main Cast & Crew

John Boorman - Director
Linda Blair
Richard Burton
Louise Fletcher
Max von Sydow
Kitty Winn
Paul Henreid
James Earl Jones
Ned Beatty
Belinda Beatty
Rose Portillo

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929318506
  • Genre: Horror
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2002

Related Categories:
Movies > Horror/Suspense

Related Keywords:
Demonic Possession
Religion
Suspense
Thriller
Surreal
Clergy
Devil/Demons
Theatrical Release
Essential Cinema

 

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Synopsis:
This sequel to the 1973 groundbreaking box office hit finds Regan under psychiatric treatment, still recovering from the effects of personally hosting evil. However, one priest who thinks it's not over yet.

Notes:
Theatrical release: June 17, 1977. Shot on location in New York, New York; Glen Canyon, Utah; and Africa. Linda Blair refused to be wear the elaborate make-up that she had in THE EXORCIST, so a double performed the scenes of demonic possession.

Reviews:
"There's a visually arresting swarm of locusts and Louise Fletcher's vaguely sinister hypnosis machine." - 03/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.76-7

 

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