R | | Horror
A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.
Jon Voight originally agreed to play Father Lamont before dropping out over concerns with the screenplay. He felt the script was flawed from a Catholic point of view. He made some considerable script revisions but none were used and he departed the project. David Carradine and Jack Nicholson were considered to play the part: the studio rejected Carradine due to an ongoing dispute with him over his Kung Fu (1972) TV series, while Nicholson's salary demands were deemed too high.
Father! Agh! Agh! Oh, Father!
At the start of the film, with the burning woman, she appears to have non-flammable hair.
Tap Dance Routine Choreographed by Daniel Joseph Giaghi
There is also an alternate version that made its way to television on TNT. This version exludes the Sync sequence when Richard Burton sees the death of Father Merrin, but includes the original ending with Father Lament surviving. Also, this version exludes the flashing pink light in the Sync sequence, and the scene with the naked African women.
English, French, Spanish
$6,735,000 (USA) (19 June 1977)