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The Exorcist

Original title
The Exorcist
Year
Running time
121 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Peter Blatty (Novel: William Peter Blatty)
Music
Jack Nitzsche
Cinematography
Owen Roizman
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Horror | Exorcism/Evil Possession. Religion. Supernatural. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
The Exorcist
New
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.
Awards
1973: 2 Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Sound. 10 Nominations
1973: Golden Globes: Best Movie (Drama), Director, Screenplay, Sup. Actress. 7 nomin.
1973: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1973: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
1974: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Original Soundtrack
1975: 4 Saturn Awards (Best Horror Film, writer, special effects, make-up)
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