The Exorcist

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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Film Cast:

  • Chris MacNeil: Ellen Burstyn
  • Regan Teresa MacNeil: Linda Blair
  • Father Lankester Merrin: Max von Sydow
  • Lt. William F. Kinderman: Lee J. Cobb
  • Sharon Spencer: Kitty Winn
  • Burke Dennings: Jack MacGowran
  • Father Damien Karras: Jason Miller
  • Father Joseph Dyer: William O’Malley
  • Dr. Samuel Klein: Barton Heyman
  • Dr. Barringer: Peter Masterson
  • Karl: Rudolf Schündler
  • Willi: Gina Petrushka
  • Dr. Taney: Robert Symonds
  • Psychiatrist: Arthur Storch
  • Tom: Thomas Bermingham
  • Mary Karras: Vasiliki Maliaros
  • Uncle John: Titos Vandis
  • Language Lab Director: John Mahon
  • Bishop Michael: Wallace Rooney
  • Chuck / Demon (voice): Ron Faber
  • Mary Jo Perrin: Donna Mitchell
  • Jesuit Dean: Roy Cooper
  • Senator at Party: Robert Gerringer
  • Demon (voice): Mercedes McCambridge
  • Radiologist’s Assistant (uncredited): Paul Bateson
  • Nurse (uncredited): Elinore Blair
  • The Producer (uncredited): William Peter Blatty
  • First Mental Patient (uncredited): Mary Boylan
  • Astronaut (uncredited): Dick Callinan
  • Doctor (voice) (uncredited): Mason Curry
  • Violent psychotic patient (uncredited): Toni Darnay
  • Demon / Regan Double (uncredited): Eileen Dietz
  • Senator’s Wife (uncredited): Joanne Dusseau
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Bernard Eismann
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Beatrice Hunter
  • Bellevue Nurse (uncredited): Yvonne Jones
  • Minor Role (uncredited): Don LaBonte
  • Angiography Doctor (uncredited): Barton Lane
  • Spiderwalk (uncredited): Ann Miles
  • Priest (uncredited): John Nicola
  • Subway Vagrant (uncredited): Vincent Russell
  • Priest Singing Around Piano at Party (uncredited): Gerard F. Yates

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Louis DiGiaimo
  • Casting: Juliet Taylor
  • Director of Photography: Owen Roizman
  • Original Music Composer: Jack Nitzsche
  • Set Decoration: Jerry Wunderlich
  • Special Effects Assistant: Rick Baker
  • Assistant Art Director: Charles Bailey
  • Director: William Friedkin
  • Scenic Artist: Edward Garzero
  • Sound Effects Editor: Fred J. Brown
  • Property Master: Joseph M. Caracciolo
  • Executive Producer: Noel Marshall
  • Makeup Artist: Dick Smith
  • Casting: Nessa Hyams
  • Novel: William Peter Blatty
  • Editor: Norman Gay
  • Editor: Evan A. Lottman
  • Production Design: Bill Malley
  • Special Effects: Marcel Vercoutere
  • Costume Design: Joe Fretwell
  • Hairstylist: William A. Farley
  • Still Photographer: Josh Weiner
  • Music Editor: Eugene Marks
  • Title Designer: Dan Perri
  • Focus Puller: David Wynn-Jones
  • Stunts: Ann Miles
  • Technical Advisor: John Nicola

Movie Reviews:

  • Potential Kermode: **Shocking rather than frightening.**

    Friedkin’s The Exorcist is a film that shocks rather than scares. A well made film that achieved notoriety via pea soup. A slow and intelligent film with strong performances – yet also a mostly disappointing one for those who dare to go beyond the hype and actually _experience_ it for the first time.

    For a film that _does_ succeed in frightening the audience and with none of the hype – I recommend The Changeling starring George C Scott. Now **THAT** is a scary movie.

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