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The Exorcist

1973 Rated R 2hr 1m

When movie actress Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn) begins to suspect that an evil spirit is possessing her young daughter, Regan (Linda Blair), she calls in two priests (Max von Sydow and Jason Miller) to try and exorcise the demon against frightening and formidable odds. Writer William Peter Blatty scored an Academy Award for his big-screen adaptation of his own novel; the film also won an Oscar for Best Sound.

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Movie Details

1974 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Thrills
1974 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
  • Best Director nominee: William Friedkin
  • Best Supporting Actress nominee: Linda Blair
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Actress nominee: Ellen Burstyn
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, French, Portuguese

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; "The Fear of God" full-length making-of featurette; audio commentary by by director William Friedkin and writer William Peter Blatty; TV spots; production notes; interviews; theatrical trailer(s); closed captioned.