The Exorcist

The Exorcist (1973)

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.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1973-12-26
  • User Rating: 7.716/10 from 6515 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Friedkin
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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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  • Ellen Burstyn

    as Chris MacNeil
  • Linda Blair

    as Regan Teresa MacNeil
  • Jason Miller

    as Father Damien Karras
  • Max von Sydow

    as Father Lankester Merrin
  • Lee J. Cobb

    as Lt. William F. Kinderman
  • Kitty Winn

    as Sharon Spencer
  • Jack MacGowran

    as Burke Dennings
  • William O'Malley

    as Father Joseph Dyer
  • Barton Heyman

    as Dr. Samuel Klein
  • Peter Masterson

    as Dr. Barringer
  • Rudolf Schündler

    as Karl
  • Gina Petrushka

    as Willi
  • Robert Symonds

    as Dr. Taney
  • Arthur Storch

    as Psychiatrist
  • Thomas Bermingham

    as Tom
  • Vasiliki Maliaros

    as Mary Karras
  • Titos Vandis

    as Uncle John
  • John Mahon

    as Language Lab Director
  • Wallace Rooney

    as Bishop Michael
  • Ron Faber

    as Chuck / Demon (voice)
  • Donna Mitchell

    as Mary Jo Perrin
  • Roy Cooper

    as Jesuit Dean
  • Robert Gerringer

    as Senator at Party
  • Mercedes McCambridge

    as Demon (voice)
  • Paul Bateson

    as Radiologist's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Elinore Blair

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • William Peter Blatty

    as The Producer (uncredited)
  • Mary Boylan

    as First Mental Patient (uncredited)
  • Dick Callinan

    as Astronaut (uncredited)
  • Mason Curry

    as Doctor (voice) (uncredited)
  • Toni Darnay

    as Violent psychotic patient (uncredited)
  • Eileen Dietz

    as Demon / Regan Double (uncredited)
  • Joanne Dusseau

    as Senator's Wife (uncredited)
  • Bernard Eismann

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Beatrice Hunter

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Yvonne Jones

    as Bellevue Nurse (uncredited)
  • Don LaBonte

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Barton Lane

    as Angiography Doctor (uncredited)
  • Ann Miles

    as Spiderwalk (uncredited)
  • John Nicola

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Vincent Russell

    as Subway Vagrant (uncredited)
  • Gerard F. Yates

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