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R| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn , Linda Blair , Max von Sydow , Lee J. Cobb , Kitty Winn , Jack MacGowran , Jason Miller , Reverend William O'Malley

Director: William Friedkin

Genres: Horror

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

The Exorcist (1973)

Release Date: December 26th, 1973|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • May 10, 2012 brooklynvette
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    In my opinion the best horror movie ever made. Still creeps me out.

  • January 08, 2012 Angel
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    I SAW THE MOVIE 1975, THAT\'S WHEN I GOT OUT THE ARMY, AND WHEN ...

  • October 14, 2011 mumyface
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    cool im very scared

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