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The Exorcist, 1973

The Exorcist
Directed by: William Friedkin
Written by: William Peter Blatty
Language:  English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic
Country:  USA
Runtime:  122 min
MPAA Rating:  TV_14
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The mood of The Exorcist is scary, suspenseful, and sexual. The plot centers around a losing-it hero, religions or cults, and curses, spells and rituals. It is a horror movie. In approach, The Exorcist is serious. The setting is Washington DC. It happens in the 20th century. Visually, The Exorcist involves special effects. The musical score is electronica. It is based on a book. The Exorcist is known for being a classic, a Golden Globe winner, and controversial. Note that it includes strong sexual content and strong violent content.

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Strange creatures of death and prophecy in The Exorcist (1973)
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Arguably the scariest motion picture ever made, William Friedkin's THE EXORCIST was unleashed on an... more

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Language: English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic
Country: USA
Release date: 26 December 1973
Runtime: 122 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

William Peter Blatty for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1973 Academy Awards

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Ellen Burstyn Ellen Burstyn As Chris MacNeil
Max Von Sydow Max Von Sydow As Father Merrin
Linda Blair Linda Blair As Regan
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Film.com
The best thing about the new Exorcist is the spiffed-up soundtrack.
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San Francisco Chronicle
Friedkin has said the new, expanded version of his film has a more spiritual tone. But it's still a shocker.
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Nerve shredding
It's about the Devil, and nothing is more terrifying than that
04.October.2012 |  by: mattbright
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hi i want to watch this full movie the exorcist 1973 but i dont know pls help me .
14.December.2009 |  by: erfan muhammad
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The Exorcist was quite terrifying and disturbing but it hasn't exactly kept up with the increasingly more psychological horror films of our modern time.
03.August.2009 |  by: Honestrex123
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The Exorcist has quite a reputation even after going on forty years, and it's easy to see why. Until The Exorcist no film had defiled religion in such a way, but the film wasn't just a product of its time, it's still an impressive horror/drama that...
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24.June.2009 |  by: ZGDK
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Yes, this is terrifying and gross and sickening and full of dread, just like you've heard. Yes, the performances are astoundingly good and shockingly real, given the subject matter. Yes, the editing and sound editing are superb and groundbreaking....
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