Overview

Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.

  1. Caleb Carr

    Story

  2. Alexi Hawley

    Screenplay

  3. Renny Harlin

    Director

  4. William Wisher Jr.

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård

    Father Merrin

  2. Izabella Scorupco

    Izabella Scorupco

    Sarah

  3. James D'Arcy

    James D'Arcy

    Father Francis

  4. Julian Wadham

    Julian Wadham

    Major Granville

  5. Remy Sweeney

    Joseph

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 20, 2004
    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 54m

Budget $80,000,000.00

Revenue $78,000,586.00

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