The Exorcist Poster

Release Date: 1973

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 1997

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

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Hoya Productions

Keywords: 1970s, Daughter, Dark, Mystery, Sacrifice, Doctor

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Awards

Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Actress
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Sound
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture