The Exorcist



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


Top Billed Cast

  1. Linda Blair

    Linda Blair

    Regan MacNeil

  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

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The Exorcist
The Exorcist



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 26, 1973


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $441,306,145.00




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