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And, for your consideration, we offer the final shooting draft from December 1972. Free, of course, from 8FLiX and Warner Bros.

Also, you can learn a little more about the writer, William Peter Blatty. Just click or tap his name to get started.

Okay, now let's get to the goods!

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Discover More About "The Exorcist" Screenplay

Just the facts, and everything else you should know.

Okay, so in addition to the film's logline and poster are some of the most important details about the script. You'll notice that we've attached a "classification" label inside of a color-coded border. For a better understanding of the screenplay's source, have a look at the "Glossary" a little further down.

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Now, let's go through what we have for you today.

Take a look at "The Exorcist" logline.

When a movie actress begins to suspect that an evil spirit is possessing her young daughter, she calls in two priests to try to exorcise the demon. Warner Bros.

"The Exorcist" Screenplay Details.

Whether you're a fan or an aspiring screenwriter, here are some important particulars you'll want to know.

To get "The Exorcist" script now, keep scrolling until you see the Download PDF button. And, just a reminder, for a better understanding of our color-coded classifications, scroll a little further down until you find the "Glossary."

Okay, here are the facts:

The Exorcist small movie poster.
Type ...
SCANNED
Version ... FinalShooting Draft E-37
Date ... 12.18.1972
Pages ... 137
Genres ... Horror
Screenplay ... William Peter Blatty
IMDb ID ... 0070047

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Glossary

Wondering about the screenplay's origin? Here's what we know.

DUPLICATE
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It's the same, but different.

All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.

FYC
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For Your Consideration.

When you see a script labelled as "FYC", it's as good as gold! FYC screenplays are made public each year during what is commonly referred to as "awards season." Rest assured, we got this right from the author or studio.

ORIGINAL
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Official, authentic, real.

Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.

REPLICA
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Unofficial reproduction.

This is a tricky one to explain. On one hand, this screenplay is an unofficial copy. On the other, it's formatted and transcribed by a professional writer and not a fan. Basically, that's why we've chosen to list it. So, although the typesetting and dialogue may be accurate, the scenarios and action blocks are likely not the works of the original credited screenwriter.

SCANNED
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Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.

Using a scanner, the paper version of the ORIGINAL script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.

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