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Exorcist: The Beginning
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Title: Exorcist: The Beginning
Genres: Horror
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Written by: Alexi Hawley; William Wisher; Caleb Carr
Produced by: Guy McElwaine; Wayne Morris; David C. Robinson; James G. Robinson
Music by: Trevor Rabin
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro
Distributed by: Morgan Creek Productions
Warner Bros.
Released: August 20th, 2004
Rating: R
Running time: 114 min. [1]
125 min. [2]
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $50,000,000 [3]
Gross: $41,814,863 (US) [3]
$78,000,586 (Worldwide) [3]
Next: The Exorcist

Exorcist: The Beginning is an American feature film of the supernatural horror genre. It is basically a quasi-remake of Paul Schrader's Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, but Warner Bros. decided to scrap this project despite having been completed, in favor of a complete retooling. Though executives may have feared for the commercial value of Dominion, it actually fared slightly better amongst critics than the re-imagining Exorcist: The Beginning was directed by Renny Harlin with a screenplay written by Alexi Hawley, based on story concepts developed by William Wisher and Caleb Carr. It was produced by Morgan Creek Productions and released theatrically in the United States on August 20th, 2004.



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  • This is the first, and to date, only film released by Dominion Productions.
  • There are a total of twenty-six credited cast members in this film.
  • This is Renny Harlin's twelfth feature film as a director. It is his third film in the horror genre.
  • Exorcist: The Beginning borrows elements of Father Merrin's backstory as first revealed in Exorcist II: The Heretic, but the details are completely different.

Fun Facts

  • The tagline for this film is "A new chapter of evil".


Supernatural thriller films

  • Oculus
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • Quiet Ones, The
  • Sinister
  • Sinister 2

See also


The Exorcist

Exorcist II: The Heretic

Exorcist III: Legion

Exorcist: The Beginning

External Links


  1. Original theatrical release running time.
  2. Unrated director's cut running time.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 IMDB; Exorcist: The Beginning (2004); Box office & business.
  4. IMDB; Exorcist: The Beginning (2004); Filming locations.


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