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The Exorcist
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DIRECTOR William Friedkin
SCREENWRITER William Peter Blatty (Novel: William Peter Blatty)
COMPOSER Jack Nitzsche
CAST Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Arthur Storch, Barton Heyman, Gina Petrushka
STUDIO/PRODUCER Warner Bros. Pictures
AWARDS 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)
GENRE 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.
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"If movies are, among other things, opportunities for escapism, then The Exorcist is one of the most powerful ever made (...) Rating: **** (out of four)" (Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times)
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