Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

  1. Peter Jackson

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Fran Walsh


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael J. Fox

    Michael J. Fox

    Frank Bannister

  2. Jeffrey Combs

    Jeffrey Combs

    Milton Dammers

  3. Jake Busey

    Jake Busey

    Johnny Charles Bartlett

  4. Chi McBride

    Chi McBride


  5. Trini Alvarado

    Trini Alvarado

    Dr. Lucy Lynskey

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Status Released

Release Information

  • July 18, 1996
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $29,359,216.00

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