The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Synopsis: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trail begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Director(s): Scott Derrickson
Production: Dimension Films
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min


You're the medical examiner?

Mr. Rose?

I'm sorry, Mr. Rose...

...but I cannot state conclusively...

...that the cause of death | was natural.

Your daughter, she...

Excuse me, Father?

Father Moore.

You'll have to come with me.

- Father Moore! | - Will you plead guilty?

- Tell us about the exorcism! | - Over here, Father Moore!

We're at Crescent County Courthouse. | We show you Father Richard Moore...

- They're not talking to the police.

Do we charge them?

he ran the show.

We need a Christian on this.

Preferably a Catholic.

Somebody that knows this shit | inside out...

...and who the public will see | as unbiased.

We're going after a holy man here.

Ethan Thomas.

He's not Catholic, though. | Methodist, I think.

But the guy practically lives at church. | Choir, teaches Sunday school.

He's no choirboy in the courtroom. | I've seen him tear people up.

He's a shrewd son of a bitch.

All right, pull him off whatever | he's doing. He's lead prosecutor.

There's ambition. She never stops. | She even works while she drinks.

- Gentlemen, you know Erin Bruner. | - Of course.

- Hello. | - I was so sure Van Hopper would fry...

...but you proved me wrong, lady.

The system worked, that's all.

Gentlemen, you'll excuse us, | will you?

Have you seen the news | about this priest?

I heard something about an exorcism | gone bad, but I don't know the details.

The DA charged him | with negligent homicide.

They offered a very reasonable plea | bargain, but the priest turned it down.

Do not ask me to take this...

The archdiocese | specifically requested you.

- Why me? | - They followed the Van Hopper trial.

They think you're smart...

...and convincing.

They want you to ask the priest | to reconsider.

Well, what if he won't?

This sounds like a quagmire. | If I'm smart, I'll leave it alone.

Erin, the Van Hopper case | got you back on the fast track.

Once again, you're a rising star.

- Chivas, neat, please. | - Tanqueray martini, dry.

- What are you saying? | - I'm saying, you do this for me...

...and the rising star keeps rising.

The case is yours.

And just how high | do I get to rise this time?

I've been junior partner | for too long now, Karl.

- It's not like other firms haven't called. | - Erin...

I want my name on the door, | right next to yours.


Try to get the deal.

If the priest won't | and this goes to trial...

...the archdiocese feels he could | be an embarrassment.

So under no circumstances | is he to testify.

No, of course. | If I'd put Van Hopper on the stand...

...he'd be marking time on death row | instead of sunbathing in Miami.

His tab.

Good morning, I'm Erin Bruner.

May I sit down?

They brought the chair | for my public defender.

I guess they left it when they decided | I wasn't going to kill myself with it.

My firm represents the archdiocese.


Yes, I was expecting them | to send someone.

- Why did they choose you? | - I wanted this case.

- So you like the spotlight? | - I'm used to it.

I defended James Van Hopper.

And now you've come | to further your celebrity.


I'm here to make senior partner | at my firm.

- Are you a Catholic? | - No.

I'm an agnostic, I guess. | I'm not really sure.

If you're not sure, then you are one.

I don't think you're the right attorney. | I'll stick with my public defender.

He can't get the DA | to get you a better deal. I can.

I won't be making | any plea agreement.

If you don't, the archdiocese | won't post your bail.

You'll be stuck in here for the trial.

Do you understand how long | they can put you away?

It's been explained to me.

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Paul Harris Boardman

Paul Harris Boardman is an American screenwriter and film producer, best known for his work in the horror genre. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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