The Exorcist (1973): FYC

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The Exorcist

See the plot, cast, facts, and script from the 1973 movie written by William Peter Blatty.

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"The Exorcist" Plot Summary.

William Friedkin directs one of the most horrifying movies ever made. When a charming 12-year-old girl takes on the characteristics and voices of others, doctors say there is nothing they can do. As people begin to die, the girl's mother realizes her daughter has been possessed by the devil--and that her daughter's only possible hope lies with two priests and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism.

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Notable Cast
Ellen Burstyn Ellen Burstyn ... Chris MacNeil
Max von Sydow Max von Sydow ... Father Lankester Merrin
Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb ... Lt. William Kinderman
Kitty Winn Kitty Winn ... Sharon
Jack MacGowran Jack MacGowran ... Burke Dennings
Jason Miller Jason Miller ... Father Damien Karras
Linda Blair Linda Blair ... Regan MacNeil
William O'Malley William O'Malley ... Father Dyer
Barton Heyman Barton Heyman ... Dr. Klein
Peter Masterson Peter Masterson ... Dr. Barringer
Rudolf Schündler Rudolf Schündler ... Karl
Gina Petrushka Gina Petrushka ... Willi
Robert Symonds Robert Symonds ... Dr. Taney
Arthur Storch Arthur Storch ... Psychiatrist
Thomas Bermingham Thomas Bermingham ... Tom
Vasiliki Maliaros Vasiliki Maliaros ... Karras' Mother
Titos Vandis Titos Vandis ... Karras' Uncle
John Mahon John Mahon ... Language Lab Director
Wallace Rooney Wallace Rooney ... Bishop Michael


William Peter BlattyWilliam Peter Blatty...Writer (screenplay/novel)


Notable Wins
Oscar Award William Peter Blatty ... Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Oscar Award Christopher Newman, Robert Knudson ... Best Sound
Golden Globe Award William Peter Blatty, Noel Marshall ... Best Motion Picture - Drama
Golden Globe Award Linda Blair ... Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award William Peter Blatty ... Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Golden Globe Award William Friedkin ... Best Director - Motion Picture

Box Office Data

U.S. Dollars (includes anniversary re-release)
Opening weekend...$8,175,666
Gross (US & Canada)...$232,906,145
Gross (World)...$441,306,145


The Exorcist movie poster


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...The 46th Academy Awards
Awards...32nd Golden Globes
Awards...Warner Bros.

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