Repossessed (1990) is an American comedy movie that parodies The Exorcist (1973) and features some of the original stars of The Exorcist (1973). There is only a handful of parodies that I found somewhat amusing and that is because I am not a fan of parodies. Director and writer Bob Logan (Dennis the Menace (1986), Popples (1986), Meatballs 4 (1992)) did not fulfill my expectations. Bob fell short on his directorial skills to pull the weak screenplay to a score of five. I was disappointed because he directed a few good movies that I enjoyed. Overall, the movie was not for me, and I did not find it entertaining in the least bit of sense.
The film starts by showing us Father Jedediah Mayii (Leslie Nielsen - The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), Airplane! (1980)) evoked the devil from young Nancy Aglet body. Nancy (Linda Blair - The Exorcist (1973), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Hell Night (1981)) becomes possessed again seventeen years later, in 1990. She was watching a religious broadcast, "The Ernest and Fanny Miracle Hour" while she became possessed. Father Luke Brophy (Anthony Starke - Licence to Kill (1989), Return of the Killer Tomatoes! (1988), Nowhere to Run (1993)) concludes that Nancy is possessed. After some events, Father Mayii declines to perform the exorcism on Nancy because the last exorcism almost killed both of them and is too weak and old now.
Father Brophy and stars Ernest and Fanny from "The Ernest and Fanny Miracle Hour" visits the Supreme Council for Exorcism Granting. Ernest convinces the Council to televise Nancy’s exorcism as "Ernest and Fanny’s Exorcism Tonight" because they believe it will convert millions. Mayii decides to hit the gym because he feels that Brophy will need his help. SPOILER: The devil that possesses Nancy sets the studio on fire after hearing that the show receive the largest audience ever. The devil wanted to receive the largest audience and turns them into a pantomime horse. The devil had his own mission in hand and tried to claim the souls of the viewing audience with the camera. Watch the movie if you wish to know what happens next. What happens next is probably the best scenes in the film and is the reason I gave the movie a two.
Repossessed was a disaster movie from the beginning and did not reclaim itself. The acting was horrible, but movie ending saved the film to receive two stars. The screenplay was horrendous, and a parody is supposed to have comedy, but I did not find myself laughing or smiling anywhere in this movie. The comedy was nonexistent. The sets were next to okay but do not spark anything worth mentioning. The special effects reeks and the directorial skill was weak. I gave this movie a two because of the poor acting performances at the end of the film and because of the fight with the devil and Mayii.
About Repossessed (1990)
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Julie Strain, Ian Abercrombie, Linda Blair, John Moore, Greg Lewis, Fred D. Scott, Ben Kronen, Marc Siegler, Jesse Ventura, Jacquelyn Masche, Max Martini, Army Archerd, Ned Beatty, Willie Garson, Lana Schwab, Darren Lee, Wally George, May Quigley, Barbara Alyn Woods, Melissa Moore, Timothy D'Arcy, Norman Large, Sara Matthews, Jack Hanrahan, Karen Person, Tereza Rizzardi, Erna Gregory, Charlotte J. Helmkamp, Richard Halpern
Director: Bob Logan