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The Possessed (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 1 May 1977
A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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Jerry Thorpe
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Farentino ... Kevin Leahy
Claudette Nevins ... Ellen Sumner
Eugene Roche ... Sgt. Taplinger
Harrison Ford ... Paul Winjam
Ann Dusenberry ... Weezie Sumner
Diana Scarwid ... Lane
Joan Hackett ... Louise Gelson
Dinah Manoff ... Celia
Carol Jones ... Alex
P.J. Soles ... Marty
Ethelinn Block Ethelinn Block ... Barry
Susan Walden ... Student
Lawrence Bame Lawrence Bame
James R. Parkes James R. Parkes
Catherine Cunneff Catherine Cunneff
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A former priest, now an exorcist, battles the Satanic forces that are threatening the students at a girls school.

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Possessed See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released just prior to Star Wars, which made Harrison Ford a star. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer #1: [attempting to revive the victim of an accident] He's a minister.
Police Officer #2: He's a dead minister. Hardly a mark, but he's dead.
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Whoa....the vivid memories!
12 January 2003 | by muzik_guySee all my reviews

Along with Gargoyles, Trilogy of Terror & Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, this movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. The premise, though somewhat formulaic, is still quite effective in this flick. The possession scenes are great, with a particular "hell yea!" during the nail spitting sequence! THAT freaked me out. Poor Harrison Ford hides from this film like it's leprosy or something. I dunno why...it beats "The Devil's Own" ANY day!!!

J Richter


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