Is the rite based on a true story?

Is the rite based on a true story?

For the last four years, Father Gary Thomas has served at the Sacred Heart parish in Saratoga, Calif., a bucolic suburb of San Jose.

What is the movie THE RITE about?

Though he is filled with doubt about the subject, seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) finds he must attend a Vatican school of exorcism. Believing possession to be the work of a troubled mind rather than actual demons, hel urges his superiors to look for answers in psychiatry. Then Michael becomes the apprentice of Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), a veteran exorcist, and encounters a terrifying force that causes him to question everything he believes.

Who is Father Michael Kovak?

In the film Father Thomas is renamed Michael Kovak, played by Colin O'Donoghue, Irish star of TV series The Tudors. But as filming progressed, the cast grew nervous of demonic possession. “The producer and the two key actors all asked me privately if they could be attacked by doing this movie,” says Father Thomas.

Is the rite scary?

That said, The Rite does have some disturbing images and violence directed at children and women: A pregnant teen is possessed by a demon and tossed around, a boy has bruises all over his body, and a possessed priest slaps a little girl (he also attacks a grown woman).

Where was the movie The Rite filmed?

The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, and Rutger Hauer. Shot in Rome, Budapest, and Blue Island, it was released on Janu and grossed $32 million domestically.

How old is Anthony Hopkins?

83 years (Decem)

Is the rite on Amazon Prime?

Watch The Rite | Prime Video.