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The Exorcist (1973)

R 122 min - Drama, Horror, Thriller - 26 December 1973
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12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Director:  William Friedkin
Stars:  Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, William O'Malley, Jack MacGowran, Barton Heyman, Peter Masterson, Rudolf Schündler, Robert Symonds, Titos Vandis, Donna Mitchell, Robert Gerringer, Mercedes McCambridge, Eileen Dietz

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Storyline

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.



Tagline: Something almost beyond comprehension is happening to a girl on this street, in this house... and a man has been sent for as a last resort. This man is The Exorcist.

Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller

Details

Release Date:  26 December 1973

Box Office

Budget:  $8,000,000
Revenue:  $441,306,145

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 02 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Jason Miller {“Father Damian Karras”}
ACTRESS — Ellen Burstyn {“Chris MacNeil”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Linda Blair {“Regan MacNeil”}
ART DIRECTION — Art Direction: Bill Malley; Set Decoration: Jerry Wunderlich
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Owen Roizman
DIRECTING — William Friedkin
FILM EDITING — Jordan Leondopoulos, Bud Smith, Evan Lottman, Norman Gay
BEST PICTURE — William Peter Blatty, Producer
SOUND — Robert Knudson, Chris Newman  – WON
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — William Peter Blatty – WON


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