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The Exorcist


Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller


William Friedkin (Director), William Peter Blatty (Screenplay) View All

Released: June 19th, 1973
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

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This is the story of an actress named Chris MacNeill (Ellen Burstyn) who has recently moved to Georgetown with her daughter Regan (Linda Blair) in order to make a....
Captain Spaulding
Is The Exorcist the most frightening film of all time, as so many people label it? No, not even close. And I don't think I would've agreed with that claim even if I had seen the movie in 1973.
Burstyn - someone I consider an underrated actress - gives a troubled and affecting performance as the worried mother. I feel that part of what makes it such a powerful film is its realism.
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