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: 5.3/10 from 538 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Dominion Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Renny Harlin
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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
Art Eugenio Ulissi Art Direction
Sound Bob Beher Foley Editor
Crew Michael Kamen In Memory Of
Art Carlo Gervasi Set Decoration
Sound Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Sound Christopher Moriana Foley Artist
Crew John Frankenheimer In Memory Of
Production Pam Dixon Casting
Directing Renny Harlin Director
Costume & Make-Up Hayat Ouled Dahhou Hairstylist
Sound Derek Vanderhorst Foley Mixer
Production Guy McElwaine Executive Producer
Production Wayne Morris Unit Production Manager
Production Wayne Morris Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Gary J. Tunnicliffe Makeup Effects Designer
Editing Todd E. Miller Editor
Writing Alexi Hawley Screenplay
Writing Caleb Carr Story
Directing Bruce Franklin First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Giancarlo De Leonardis Hair Department Head
Directing Antti Jokinen Second Unit Director
Camera Marco Carosi Second Unit Director of Photography
Crew Bruno Di Luia Stunts
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Sound James Moriana Foley Artist
Sound Jeffrey Wilhoit Foley Artist
Sound Tom Bellfort Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Luke Reichle Costume Design
Sound Michael Kamper Sound Effects Editor
Editing Steve Ansell First Assistant Editor
Editing Yvonne Valdez First Assistant Editor
Production David C. Robinson Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Marco Scotti Costume Supervisor
Crew David Ambrosi Stunt Coordinator
Sound Chris Jenkins Sound Mixer
Sound Ann Scibelli Sound Designer
Sound Larry Kemp ADR Editor
Directing Portia Tickell Script Supervisor
Sound Frank A. Montaño Sound Mixer
Art Redouane Nasserdine Construction Coordinator
Lighting Abderrahim Bissar Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Fabrizio Sforza Makeup Department Head
Sound Kerry Dean Williams ADR Supervisor
Sound Bruce Tanis Sound Effects Editor
Production Khalid Banoujaafar Location Manager
Sound Allen Hartz Dialogue Editor
Sound Frank Fleming Sound Recordist
Sound Ulrika Akander ADR Editor
Art Francesco Postiglione Assistant Property Master
Crew David Packard Scenic Artist
Sound Jon Mete Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Barbara De Leonardis Hairstylist
Art Dominic Hyman Property Master
Sound Jeanette Surga Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Tim Aslam Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Giovanni Lipari Key Costumer
Art Antonio Beccarisi Head Carpenter
Sound Tim Farrell Sound Effects Editor
Camera Giovanni Gebbia Steadicam Operator
Sound Tim Webb Sound Recordist
Art Bernadino Nardoni Construction Coordinator
Lighting Giovanni Gabriele Electrician
Art Trevor Goring Storyboard Artist
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Sound Kenneth L. Johnson Sound Effects Editor
Editing Stephanie Ito Digital Intermediate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Raffaella Iorio Key Makeup Artist
Crew Tatiana Romanova Stunts
Sound Michael C. Moore Sound Mixer
Art Tommaso Dubla Painter
Camera Alfredo Betrò Camera Operator
Art Roberta Amodio Assistant Set Decoration
Directing Oscar Beuselinck Second Assistant Director
Directing Luca Lachin Second Unit First Assistant Director
Directing Catherine Olaya Second Second Assistant Director
Production Felice Lattes Extras Casting
Lighting Alessandro Cardelli Electrician
Camera Fabrizio Diamanti Best Boy Grip
Production Edmondo Amati Jr. Production Manager
Lighting Filippo Cafolla Gaffer
Camera Sergio Strizzi Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Maria Federico Hairstylist
Art Federica Russo Assistant Art Director
Camera Mauro Diamanti Key Grip
Camera Alessandro Martella Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Piera Cimino Seamstress
Production Mustapha Grumij Production Accountant
Crew Archie Buffkins In Memory Of
Crew Barnaby Paul Cadiou In Memory Of
Crew David 'Kam' Coyner In Memory Of