The Exorcism of Emily Rose | 2005

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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Main Plot

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.


  • Laura Linney's character is Erin Bruner, a defense attorney who represents Father Moore in the trial for Emily Rose's exorcism.
  • Tom Wilkinson's character is Father Richard Moore, a priest on trial for the death of Emily Rose during an exorcism.
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo's character in The Exorcism of Emily Rose is Dr. Adani, a psychiatrist who evaluates Emily's mental state.


In the conclusion of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, the trial of Father Moore begins. The defense argues that Emily's death was not due to medical reasons but rather demonic possession. The jury finds Father Moore guilty of negligent homicide, but the judge sentences him to time served. Emily's grave is visited by Father Moore and the prosecutor, Erin, who experiences a supernatural encounter. Erin starts questioning her beliefs, and the film ends with a voiceover suggesting that the trial had a significant impact on people's perception of the spiritual world.

Scott Derrickson