Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

35mm film, colour, 2.35:1
stereo, English

An American horror film directed by John Boorman.

Plot Summary

To clear the name of Father Merrin, Father Lamont is sent to complete his exorcism of Regan McNeil many years after her initial possession.


Directed by: John Boorman
© 1977 Warner Bros. Inc.
Warner Bros. [logo] A Richard Lederer production
Produced by: John Boorman, Richard Lederer
Associate Producer: Charles Orme
Written by: William Goodhart
Original Characters: William Peter Blatty [uncredited]
Director of Photography: William A. Fraker
Edited by: Tom Priestley
Music Composed and Conducted by: Ennio Morricone
Sound Mixer: Walter Goss
Costume Designer: Robert De Mora
Make-up Supervisor: Gary Liddiard
Supervising Hairstylist: Lynda Gurasich
Special Make-up by: Dick Smith
Special Effects by: Chuck Gaspar, Wayne Edgar, Jim Blount, Jeff Jarvis, Roy Kelly
Special Visual Effects: Albert J. Whitlock, Van Der Veer Photo
Production Designer: Richard MacDonald
Creative Associate: Rospo Pallenberg
Filmed at The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California

Linda Blair (Regan)
Richard Burton (Father Lamont)
Louise Fletcher (Dr Gene Tuskin)
Max von Sydow (Father Merrin)
Kitty Winn (Sharon)
Paul Henreid (the Cardinal)
James Earl Jones (older Kokumo)
Ned Beatty (Edwards)
Belinha Beatty (Liz)
Rose Portillo (Spanish girl)
Barbara Cason (Mrs Phalor)
Joey Green (young Kokumo)
Tiffany Kinney (deaf girl)
Charles Parks Listed in the opening credits but not the end.
Lorry Goldman (accident victim)
Richard Paul
Robert Lussier
George Skaff
Fiseha Dimetros (young monk)
Ken Renard (abbot)

Sequel to
The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist III (1990)

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

See also
The Exorcist (2016-2018)

Production Notes

It was released in the UK on 15 September 1977



Cinema of the '70s no.1 (2020) pp.36-39 – illustrated article (An ode to Ennio Morricone by Eric McNaughton)
Films and Filming  vol.23 no.12 issue no.276 (September 1977) p. 8 – credits (London openings)