The Exorcist III

As Kinderman's daughter is about to be decapitated by a possessed old woman, Father Morning arrives at the hospital where Patient X (former Damien Karras/Gemini Killer) is, and the decapitation is stopped.Father Morning performs an exorcism, complete with snakes, fires, and exploding bible, to exorcise the "Legion" of demons trapped inside Damien's body. But the priest is not quite successful and is nearly about to be killed when Kinderman enters the room. He too is nearly killed when, with the help of the Damien Karras' spirit urging him to "kill me now!", Kinderman uses his gun and shoots. The "Legion" is exorcised, but Damien Karras is finally dead, for good. They bury Damien Karras' body.


Continuity mistake: When the nurse is wrapping a tensor bandage (also known as an Ace bandage) around Kinderman's hand and wrist, the way the bandage is wrapped changes between shots.

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Trivia: Director William Peter Blatty wanted to title the film "Legion" after his novel the script was based on, while the studio (understandably) wanted to call it "The Exorcist III" for brand-recognition reasons. Blatty absolutely hated "Exorcist II: The Heretic" and felt that the title "The Exorcist III" would suggest this movie followed that one, so he countered by suggesting they title the film "The Exorcist 1990." The studio eventually won out and went with "The Exorcist III."


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