Possessed


1h 50m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Father William Bowdern is a priest who is haunted by devastating memories of his military service as a chaplain during World War II. Asked by a fellow priest to save the life and soul of a child who becomes possessed after the death of his aunt, Father Bowdern must confront his past when he clashes

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Father William Bowdern is a priest who is haunted by devastating memories of his military service as a chaplain during World War II. Asked by a fellow priest to save the life and soul of a child who becomes possessed after the death of his aunt, Father Bowdern must confront his past when he clashes not only with demonic forces, but with a powerful Archbishop with a political agenda.

After the death of his Aunt Hanna, several inexplicable and frightening events take place around Robbie Mannheim -- including screaming obscenities in a voice different from his own and summoning the power to thrust furniture at those who bully him at school. His parents turn to science and medicine to try and help Robbie but to no avail. In desperation, they call on Father William Bowdern, a professor at the Jesuit-run St. Louis University. Bowden is coping with his own problems; devastating memories of his military service as a Chaplain during World War II. These become so debilitating that they threaten his ability to serve both his students and his congregation.

After listening to the Mannheim family's plea for help, Bowdern agrees to put his own troubles aside and try to help. He decides to perform an exorcism even though his own mental stability, let alone Robbie's life and soul, may be at risk. Before this collision of good and evil is over, Bowdern finds himself challenged not only by demonic forces, but also by the powerful Archbishop Hume, who keeps himself distanced from the young boy and his problems for political reasons.

As Robbie starts to weaken, the allegiance of Bowdern's best friend, Father Raymond McBride, begins to waver along with his own courage. After several attempts at an exorcism fail at the Mannheim home, Bowdern makes a decision to move Robbie to the Alexian Brothers Hospital -- a religious hospital run by monks. In this sacred place, Bowdern will perform the final exorcism -- Robbie's last hope for sanity.

Crew

Thomas B Allen

Book As Source Material

Jeffrey Arbuckle

Production Assistant

Patrick Arias

Assistant Director

David Bailey

Post-Production Supervisor

Dennis Baldock

Driver

Bev Ball

Assistant

Tim Barraball

Special Effects

Jane Bartelme

Line Producer

Erik Berger

Key Grip

Paul Berta

Storyboard Artist

Rosalie Board

Set Decorator

Bill Bridges

Boom Operator

Darren Brown

Assistant Director

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Kevin Burns

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Carr

Driver

Don Chan

Transportation Captain

Adam Clark

Color Timer

Rick Constantineau

Production Accountant

Laurie Cook

Video Post-Production

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Scott Craven

Electrician

Catherine Currie

Other

Steven E. De Souza

Screenplay

James Des Roches

Assistant Production Coordinator

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Tara Dixit

Camera Trainee

John Dondertman

Production Designer

Chris Dover

Dailies

Wayne Downer

Stunts

Stephen Edwards

Song

John C Frizzell

Music

Errol Gee

Stunts

Filomena Gennaro

Assistant

Linda Gillespie

Other

Dede Gilser

Other

Craig Goodwill

Assistant

Marni Grossman

Photography

Mark Harris

Rerecording

Michael Harris

Costume Designer

V Edney Hendrickson

Production Assistant

Curtis Hibbert

Stunts

Paul Howden

Dolly Grip

Reni Hoz

Assistant Camera Operator

Scott Humphries

Assistant

Andrew Hunter

Dailies

Bruce Hutchison

Production Coordinator

Stephanie Ingram

Hair Stylist

Andrea Jenkins

Wardrobe Assistant

Brayden Jones

Stunts

Tim Jones

Original Music

Peter Karmazsin

On-Set Dresser

James Kelly

Advisor

Jamie Kirkpatrick

Assistant Editor

Stacey Knocker

Other

Andrea Kool

Casting Associate

Chris Lamon

Stunts

Roger Laprairie

Video

Tom Latto

Driver

Eleanor Lavender

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Michael Lazarou

Screenplay

Tracy Lefler

Video Post-Production

Harry Lindsay

Assistant Production Accountant

Ao Loo

Sound Recordist

Jennifer Lum

Other

Louise Mackintosh

Prosthetic Makeup

Janet Macleod

Other

Al Macneil

Transportation Coordinator

Murray Mainprize

Generator Operator

Nancy Markle

Script Supervisor

Ian Patrick Mcallister

Assistant Art Director

Jerome Mccann

Transportation Supervisor

Lynda Mccormack

Makeup Artist

James Mccrindle

On-Set Dresser

Renay Mcgowan

Post-Production Coordinator

Glen Mcgugan

Driver

Christina Meynell

On-Set Dresser

Laurie Mirsky

Assistant Director

Evelyn Mitsui

Props Assistant

Edward Moffat

Assistant Location Manager

Beth Nobes

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael O'hara

Driver

Todd Orr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

James Oswald

Art Director

David Owen

Gaffer

Mike Patterson

Props Assistant

Nelson Peexoto

Electrician

Edward J Pei

Director Of Photography

Tom Perry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jerome Persaud

Production Assistant

Susan Pilcher

Music Coordinator

Cassandra Pollack

Art Assistant

Ken Quinn

Stunt Coordinator

Anthony Redman

Editor

Chris Reeves

Dialogue Editor

John Reniewick

Driver

Simon Reynolds

Driver

Hendrik Riik

Driver

Chris Risner

Sound Effects Editor

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Coordinator

Erwin Rothmeier

Other

Brian Ruberg

Foley Mixer

Joseph Sabella

Foley Artist

Nathalie Samanon

Post-Production Supervisor

Pete Sarmento

Electrician

Carl Savage

Dolly Grip

Franz Schubert

Music

Rick Selmanovic

Driver

Hassan Smith

Post-Production Assistant

Marty Stein

Dialogue Editor

Sheelagh Stewart

Coordinator

Dave Stinson

Stunts

Jack Studzienny

Grip

Patrick Tarr

Lead Set Dresser

Richard Taylor

Sound Editor

Eve Terran

Theme Lyrics

Allyn Terry

Electrician

Barbara Title

Executive Producer

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Tami Treadwell

Adr

Scott Tremblay

Electrician

Ron Van Hart

Stunts

Dave Van Zeyl

Stunts

Thomas Vencelides

Location Manager

Andres Vosu

Driver

Jeff Wachsmann

Grip

Trevor Ward

Consultant

Christopher Welch

Location Scout

Claire Welland

Production Manager

Glen Weller

Transportation Captain

Deeana Wendell

Accounting Assistant

Kit Whitmore

Camera Operator

Mark Willis

Camera Operator

Skyler Wilson

Special Effects

Tom Woyzbun

Production Assistant

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 22, 2000

Released in United States on Video October 2, 2001

Based on the actual events that were fictionalized in the 1973 thriller "The Exorcist."

Began shooting October 4, 1999.

Completed shooting November 5, 1999.