Exorcist: The Beginning

Lists: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "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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George Rother of MovieGuy 24/750(full review)

People Involved

  • Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd (Father Merrin)
  • Izabella Scorupco (Sarah)
  • James DArcy (Father Francis)
  • Julian Wadham (Major Granville)
  • Remy Sweeney (Joseph)
  • Andrew French (Chuma)
  • Antonie Kamerling (Lieutenant Kessel)
  • Ben Cross (Semelier)
  • Alan Ford (Jeffreries)
  • Ralph Brown (Sergeant Major)
  • David Bradley (Father Gionetti)
  • Eddie Osei (Emekwi)
  • Israel Aduramo (Jomo)
  • Patrick OKane (Bession)
  • James Bellamy (James)
  • Cecilia Amati (Little Dutch Girl)
  • Matti Ristinen (Medieval Priest)
  • Lydia Darly (Sebituanas Wife)
  • James Paparella (Boy in Market)
  • Silvio Jimenez Hernandez (Stricken Turkana Worker)
  • Yemi Goodman Ajibade (Turkana Shaman)
  • Michel Leroy (Tribesman in Hospital)
  • John Sesay (Turkana Warrior #1)
  • Sayoh Lahai (Turkana Warrior #2)
  • Alessandro Casula (Preacher with Pazuzu)
  • Robert Davide (Corporal Finn)
  • Vittorio Storaro (Director)