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The Exorcist

"Somewhere between science and superstition, there is another world. The world of darkness."

Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist.

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Released: Dec 26th, 1973
Budget: $10,497,444.00
Revenue: $441,071,011.00

The Exorcist Main Cast

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Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
plays Chris MacNeil
Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow
plays Father Merrin
Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
plays Lt. Kinderman
Kitty Winn
Kitty Winn
plays Sharon
Jack MacGowran
Jack MacGowran
plays Burke Dennings
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Early in the film, a man is seen wearing a Montreal Canadiens hat. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in June 1973, six months before the release of the film.
  • In the scene where the words "help me" arise out of Regan's torso, the effect was achieved by constructing a foam latex replica of actress Linda Blair's belly, writing the words out with a paint brush and cleaning fluid, then filming the words as they formed from the chemical reaction. Special effects artist Dick Smith (II) then heated the forming blisters with a blow dryer, causing them to deflate. When the film was run backwards, it appeared as though the words were rising out of young Regan's skin in an attempt to summon intervention.
  • The original teaser trailer, which consisted of nothing but images of the white-faced demon quickly flashing in and out of darkness, was banned in many theaters, as it was deemed "too frightening".
  • Gonzalo Gavira was called on to create many of the special sound effects after William Friedkin recalled his work from El topo (1970). One of the more memorable sounds, the 360-degree turning of Regan's head, was actually made by scraping the teeth of his assistant's (Ruben Bustamante) black pocket comb with his own teeth.
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Movie Series/Collection

The Exorcist
1973
- The Exorcist
Exorcist II: The Heretic
1977
- Exorcist II: The Heretic
The Exorcist III
1990
- The Exorcist III
Exorcist: The Beginning
2004
- Exorcist: The Beginning

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