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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Details


In this blend of psychological thriller and courtroom drama, Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) is a 19-year-old college student who begins displaying bizarre and troubling behavior; as her actions become increasingly destructive and shocking, Emily begins speaking in strange tongues and destroying religious symbols that surround her. Emily's parents believe that their daughter has become possessed of the devil, and the Catholic Church agrees to authorize an exorcism of the young woman. As Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson) attempts to drive the demons from Emily's body, the girl dies in the midst of the taxing ceremonies, and Father Moore finds himself charged with negligent homicide. Attorney Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) is hired to represent Father Moore against prosecutor Ethan Thomas (Campbell Scott), who intends to prove there were concrete medical explanations for Emily's behaviors, including epilepsy and schizophrenia, all leading to a heated courtroom debate between the notions of faith and science. The Exorcism of Emily Rose was inspired by the real-life story of Anneliese Michel, a young woman from Germany who died in 1976 after priests in Wurzburg spent eight months attempting to exorcise demons from her body. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 9, 2005


Laura Linney
as Erin Bruner
Tom Wilkinson
as Father Richard Moore
Campbell Scott
as Ethan Thomas
Jennifer Carpenter
as Emily Rose
Colm Feore
as Karl Gunderson
Joshua Close
as Jason
Kenneth Welsh
as Dr. Mueller
Duncan Fraser
as Dr. Cartwright
J.R. Bourne
as Ray
Mary Beth Hurt
as Judge Brewster
Henry Czerny
as Dr. Briggs
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Dr. Adani


Scott Derrickson
Tom Rosenberg
Gary Lucchesi
Paul Harris Boardman
Scott Derrickson
Tom Stern
Christopher Young
Composer (Music Score)
Jeff Betancourt
David Brisbin
Production Designer
Sandi Tanaka
Art Director
Paul Harris Boardman
Beau Flynn
Morgan Beggs
Associate Producer
Andre Lamal
Executive Producer
Terry McKay
Executive Producer
Julie Yorn
Executive Producer
David McIlvain
Executive Producer
Jay Mitchell
Set Designer
Chris Beach
Set Designer
Tish Monaghan
Costume Designer
Rob Young
Sound/Sound Designer
Morgan Beggs
First Assistant Director
Nancy Nayor Battino
Keith Vanderlaan
Keith Vanderlaan
Visual Effects