The Exorcist

The Exorcist

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  • William Friedkin


  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Max von Sydow
  • Linda Blair

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

One of the most iconic horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting strange—levitating, speaking in tongues—her concerned mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

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