Exorcist: The Beginning

The nurse & wife of the chief archaelogist, in fact, was the one who is possessed and not the boy she is taking care of, as everyone suspected.The priest sent by the Vatican to help Merrin is killed by the possessed nurse.Father Merrin realizes that she is the one possessed, and with the boy at his side, exorcises her.Father Merrin returns to the Vatican, the implication is that his faith in God and the Catholic Church is restored.


Factual error: In the very beginning of the film, the priest is walking through a battlefield that contains the bodies of Roman soldiers (they are wearing distinctive Roman uniforms and armor), which dates the battle no later than 6th century AD. He is holding a rosary in his hand, but the rosary wasn't introduced into the Catholic Church until the 13th century.

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Sarah: Sometimes I think the best view of God is from Hell.

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Trivia: Stellan Skarsgard, at age 53 when filming this movie, is nearly a decade older than Max von Sydow was at the time of filming the original movie (age 44), but is playing a younger version of the character.


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Question: Near the end of the film, when Sarah dies, where did all the blood come from? Did she hit her head when she fell after the demon was driven out? If so, why did it take so long to start gushing?

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Chosen answer: Yes. It may have taken so long because the blood was probably pooling at the back of her head, which caused her to pass out, then finally built up enough pressure to gush out of the cut or fracture at the back of her head.


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