Overview

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

    Screenplay

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

    Cyrus

  5. Trini Alvarado

    Trini Alvarado

    Dr. Lucy Lynskey

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Release Information

  • July 18, 1996
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $29,359,216.00

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