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The Exorcist


Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb View All


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

Release: Dec. 26th, 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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6 How and why does Burke Dennings die in the Exorcist
I always had this question about the movie. This happens off screen and yet they don't provide proper information to connect the dots. I am talking about the death of the director of Ellen Burstyn's m...

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Captain Spaulding
Even though this was my first true viewing of the movie, I've seen so many scenes before--- the "pea-soup" scene, the "360-degree-head-turn" scene, "the power-of-Christ-compels-you" scene, as well as numerous other iconic scenes from the movie--- that it hampered my enjoyment of the movie.
There is not much you can expect from a film youve likely watched more than a hundred times, even if it is The Exorcist.
In all the movie there might be a few minutes worth of material that could have been dropped to make the film little tighter but otherwise it's nearly perfect.
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