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|released = {{Film date|1973|12|26}}
 
|released = {{Film date|1973|12|26}}
 
|runtime = 122 minutes<br> 132 minutes <small>(Director's cut)</small>
 
|runtime = 122 minutes<br> 132 minutes <small>(Director's cut)</small>
|country = {{Film US}}
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|country = {{United States}}
 
|language = {{Language English}}<br>{{Language Latin}}<br>{{Language Greek}}<br>{{Language French}}<br>{{Language German}}<br>{{Language Arabic}}
 
|language = {{Language English}}<br>{{Language Latin}}<br>{{Language Greek}}<br>{{Language French}}<br>{{Language German}}<br>{{Language Arabic}}
 
|rating = {{R}} (United States)
 
|rating = {{R}} (United States)
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|followedby = [[Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)]]
 
|followedby = [[Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)]]
 
|wikipedia = {{Wikipedia|The Exorcist (film)}}
 
|wikipedia = {{Wikipedia|The Exorcist (film)}}
}}'''The Exorcist''' was released theatrically in the United States by Warner Bros. on December 26, 1973. The film earned ten Academy Award nominations—winning two (Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay), and losing Best Picture to The Sting.
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==Plot==
 
   
When a teenager is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
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'''''The Exorcist''''' is a 1973 American supernatural horror directed by [[William Friedkin]] and produced and written by [[William Peter Blatty]]. It is based on the 1971 novel [[wikipedia:The Exorcist|of the same name]]. The film earned ten Academy Award nominations—winning two (Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay), and losing [[Academy Award for Best Picture|Best Picture]].
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==Plot==
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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==
 
==Cast==
* Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil
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*[[Ellen Burstyn]] as Chris MacNeil
* [[Linda Blair]] as Regan MacNeil
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*[[Linda Blair]] as Regan MacNeil
* [[Max von Sydow]] as Father Lankester Merrin
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*[[Max von Sydow]] as Father Lankester Merrin
* Jason Miller as Father Damien Karras
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*[[Jason Miller]] as Father Damien Karras
* Lee J. Cobb as Lieutenant William F. Kinderman
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*[[Lee J. Cobb]] as Lieutenant William F. Kinderman
* Mercedes McCambridge as Pazuzu's voice
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*[[Mercedes McCambridge]] as Pazuzu's voice
* Eileen Dietz as Pazuzu's face
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*[[Eileen Dietz]] as Pazuzu's face
* Kitty Winn as Sharon Spencer
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*[[Kitty Winn]] as Sharon Spencer
* Jack MacGowran as Burke Dennings
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*[[Jack MacGowran]] as Burke Dennings
* William O'Malley as Father Joseph Dyer
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*[[William O'Malley]] as Father Joseph Dyer
* Arthur Storch as the Psychiatrist
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*[[Thomas Bermingham]] as Tom, President of Georgetown University
* Andre Trottier as the Priest's assistant
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*[[Peter Masterson]] as Dr. Barringer
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*[[Robert Symonds]] as Dr. Taney
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*Barton Heyman as Dr. Samuel Klein
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*[[Rudolf Schündler]] as Karl, house servant
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*[[Arthur Storch]] as the Psychiatrist
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==Reception==
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===Critical response===
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On review aggregator website [[Rotten Tomatoes]], the film has an approval rating of 84% based on 76 reviews, with a rating average of 8.07/10. On [[Metacritic]], the film has an average weighted score of 81 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". [[Roger Ebert]] gave the film a 4-out-of-4 star review, praising the actors (particularly Burstyn) and the convincing special effects. Ebert, while praising the film, believed the special effects to be unusually graphic.
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==External links==
 
==External links==

Latest revision as of 22:06, March 9, 2020

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror directed by William Friedkin and produced and written by William Peter Blatty. It is based on the 1971 novel of the same name. The film earned ten Academy Award nominations—winning two (Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay), and losing Best Picture.

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 84% based on 76 reviews, with a rating average of 8.07/10. On Metacritic, the film has an average weighted score of 81 out of 100, based on 21 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Roger Ebert gave the film a 4-out-of-4 star review, praising the actors (particularly Burstyn) and the convincing special effects. Ebert, while praising the film, believed the special effects to be unusually graphic.




External linksEdit

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