The Exorcist

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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.

  1. William Peter Blatty

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. William Friedkin


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  1. Linda Blair

    Linda Blair


  2. Max von Sydow

    Max von Sydow

    Father Merrin

  3. Ellen Burstyn

    Ellen Burstyn

    Chris MacNeil

  4. Jason Miller

    Jason Miller

    Father Karras

  5. Lee J. Cobb

    Lee J. Cobb

    Lt. Kinderman

  6. Kitty Winn

    Kitty Winn


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $441,306,145.00


Release Information

  • December 26, 1973
    R, Theatrical



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