The Exorcist

The Exorcist
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Original title
The Exorcist
Running Time
121 min.
 United States
William Peter Blatty (Novel: William Peter Blatty)
Jack Nitzsche
Owen Roizman
Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Arthur Storch, Barton Heyman, Gina Petrushka
Production Co.
Warner Bros. Pictures
Horror | Exorcism/Evil Possession. Religion. Supernatural. Cult movie
Synopsis / Plot
Linda Blair plays Regan, a 12-year-old girl possessed by the devil. After exhausting all the options of science, psychology, and medicine, Regan's mother (Ellen Burstyn) realizes the supernatural nature of her daughter's condition and resorts to a religious solution, turning to Father Karras (Jason Miller) for an exorcism. Aided by the mysterious Jesuit exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow), Karras must confront not only supernatural phenomena but also his own inadequate faith and displaced guilt over his mother's recent death, a personal torment Regan uses to manipulate him, but with disturbing results.
1973: 2 Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Sound. 10 Nominations
1973: Golden Globes: Best Movie (Drama), Director, Screenplay, Sup. Actress. 7 nomin.
1975: 4 Saturn Awards (Best Horror Film, writer, special effects, make-up)
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