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The Exorcist Script Summary

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother’s terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.

TitleThe Exorcist
GenresAward Winning, Movie Scripts,
IMDB Rating
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MetaScore
Writers, ,
Director(s)William Friedkin,
ActorsEllen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn,
Year1973
RatedR
Released26 Dec 1973
Runtime122 min
LanguageEnglish, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic, Kurdish
CountryUSA
AwardsWon 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 15 nominations.
Domestic Box Office$232,906,145
Foreign Box Office$208,400,000
Total Box Office $441,306,145

Discussion About The Exorcist

  1. Joy

    Every time I watch the Exorcist with commentary by director William Friedkin I’m reminded what it takes to be a great filmmaker. Not only does Willliam Friedkin explains every scene; dialogue, camera action, lighting, he explains the character emotions what they’re possibly going through at that time. We gain a better understanding why he has, for instance, the Priest Father Karras ascending during scenes and then of course, at the end he’s descending. The conflict he’s experiencing having doubts about the priesthood to young Regan why she is chosen. Which makes this film so much more than your typical horror movie, rather deals with human emotions.

    • Stephanie Palmer

      Thanks so much, Joy. Director’s commentary can be a goldmine of insight and I’m so glad to know you got so much out of the Exorcist.