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The Exorcist

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Original title
The Exorcist
Running time
121 min.
United States United States
William Peter Blatty (Novel: William Peter Blatty)
Jack Nitzsche
Owen Roizman
Warner Bros., Hoya Productions
Horror | Exorcism/Evil Possession. Religion. Supernatural. Cult Movie
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The Exorcist
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.
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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