Exorcist II: The Heretic


Exorcist II: The Heretic

Critics Consensus

Hokey mystical effects, lousy plotting, and worse acting directly tarnishes the first's chilling legacy.



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Four years after her bout of demonic possession, Regan MacNeil seems at peace as she enjoys a privileged but lonely adolescence. Her actress mother, absent on-location, leaves her in the care of her childhood nanny, Sharon, who feels inextricably bound to her young charge despite the terror she endured during the girl's possession. Regan attends frequent counseling sessions with Dr. Gene Tuskin, an unorthodox psychologist who believes Regan remembers more of her ordeal than she admits. Meanwhile, Father Lamont, a protégé of the priest who died exorcising Regan, is called to investigate the death of his mentor. The Church is divided over the teachings of Father Merrin and wants to gather documentation of his views about demonic existence. Father Lamont himself is conflicted -- haunted by images of a possessed woman he could not save. As he and Dr. Tuskin become convinced that the demon still exhibits a hold on Regan, the priest sojourns to Africa in search of Kokuma, who as a boy was possessed by the same demon and exorcised by Father Merrin. Learning the true name and ancient origins of his supernatural foe, Lamont returns to America to stage a climactic battle for Regan's soul.

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Linda Blair
as Regan MacNeil
Richard Burton
as Father Philip Lamont
Louise Fletcher
as Dr. Gene Tuskin
Max von Sydow
as Father Merrin
Kitty Winn
as Sharon
Paul Henreid
as The Cardinal
James Earl Jones
as Older Kokumo
Ned Beatty
as Edwards
Joey Adams
as Tuskin Children
Rose Portillo
as Spanish Girl
Barbara Cason
as Mr. Phalor
Tiffany Kinney
as Deaf Girl
Joey Green
as Young Kokumo
Fiseha Dimetros
as Young Monk
Lorry Goldman
as Accident Victim
Hank Garrett
as Conductor
Larry Goldman
as Accident Victim
Bill Grant
as Taxi Driver
Shane Butterworth
as Tuskin Child
Joey Lauren Adams
as Tuskin Child
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