About

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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Directed by

William Friedkin

Written by

William Peter Blatty (Screenplay)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Something almost beyond comprehension is happening to a girl on this street, in this house... and a man has been sent for as a last resort. This man is The Exorcist.

Cast

Keywords

priest demon girl christian possession exorcism satan strong language religion and supernatural vomit ouija board crisis of faith paranormal phenomena profanity holy water disturbed child sfx

Photos

Lists

#214 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#206 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#3 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound Chris Newman

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Owen Roizman

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration