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The Exorcist
Directed by William Friedkin
Produced by William Peter Blatty
Noel Marshall
Written by William Peter Blatty
Starring Ellen Burstyn
Linda Blair
Max von Sydow
Jason Miller
Lee J. Cobb
Mercedes McCambridge
Music by Jack Nitzsche
Mike Oldfield
Cinematography Owen Roizman
Editing by Norman Gay
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 26, 1973 (1973-12-26)
Running time 122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12 million (Production Budget) and
$3 million (Prints and Advertising Budget)
Gross revenue $440 million[1]
Followed by Exorcist II: The Heretic
.The Exorcist is a 1973 American horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, dealing with the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted by two priests.^ Screenplay by William Peter Blatty Based on his own novel.
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^ Keene also pointed out that demon possession and exorcism have biblical backing.
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^ Jason Miller and Max von Sydow are perfectly cast as the priests who risk their sanity and their lives to administer the rites of demonic exorcism, and Ellen Burstyn plays Blair's mother, who can only stand by in horror as her daughter's body is wracked by satanic disfiguration.
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.The film features Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Lee J. Cobb, Jason Miller and Mercedes McCambridge.^ Jason Miller and Max von Sydow are perfectly cast as the priests who risk their sanity and their lives to administer the rites of demonic exorcism, and Ellen Burstyn plays Blair's mother, who can only stand by in horror as her daughter's body is wracked by satanic disfiguration.
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^ Finally, the The Exorcist script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the William Friedkin 1973 movie starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Linda Blair, etc.  This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of The Exorcist.
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^ Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil Max Von Sydow as Father Merrin Lee J. Cobb as Lt. Kinderman Kitty Winn as Sharon Jack MacGowran as Burke Dennings Jason Miller as Father Karras Linda Blair as Regan Reverand William O'Malley Barton Heyman Pete Masterson Rudolf Schundler Gina Petrushka Special help by SergeiK .
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Both the film and novel took inspiration from a documented exorcism in 1949, performed on a fourteen-year-old boy. .The film is one of a cycle of 'demonic child' movies produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Rosemary's Baby and The Omen.^ Good Friday 2009 Classic Horror Movies of the 1970s A demon-possessed little girl, an abused teenager and a deranged 6-year-old brother...
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^ In regards to that "healing power," Rev. Keene said, one of the things about the film that he likes is that "two of the priests lay down their lives for the sake of the child.
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.The film became one of the most profitable horror films of all time, grossing $440,000,000 worldwide,[1] and proved to have a profound effect on popular culture.^ Movies and Television have been one of the most popular cultures in America for decades.
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^ Over Her Dead Body Motherhood and the Other: A Comparative Look at Alien , Aliens , and Alien 3 The Alien series is one of the most popular franchises in sci-fi/horror.
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^ Here are what I consider to be the scariest horror movies of all time.
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[2][3] .The film earned ten Academy Award nominations—winning two, one for Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay, and losing Best Picture to The Sting.^ Last year, for instance, Academy Award winning Best Picture "Crash" was not even nominated for the Globe in the same category.
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^ In regards to that "healing power," Rev. Keene said, one of the things about the film that he likes is that "two of the priests lay down their lives for the sake of the child.
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.Along with the novel on which it was based, Blatty's script has been published several times over the years.^ Screenplay by William Peter Blatty Based on his own novel.
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The Exorcist was commercially released in the United States by Warner Bros. on December 26, 1973, and re-released on March 17, 2000, with a restored version released on September 22, 2000. It was named the scariest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly and Movies.com[citation needed] and by viewers of AMC in 2006.[4]

Contents

Plot

.Based on the 1971 novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist marries three scenarios into one plot.^ Screenplay by William Peter Blatty Based on his own novel.
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^ The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.
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^ Slasher Movies Book Review: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty Book Review of The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty By John Gugie   |  Published 4/17/2008 More topics: Demonic Possession .
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.The movie opens with Father Merrin (Max von Sydow) on an archaeological dig in Al-hadar near Nineveh in Iraq.^ EXTERIOR - IRAQ- NINEVEH- DAY The old man arrives back at that dig site in a small jeep.
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He is then brought to a nearby site where a small stone is found, resembling a grimacing, bestial creature. .After talking to one of his supervisors, Merrin then travels to a spot where a strange statue stands, specifically Pazuzu, with a head similar to the one he found earlier.^ The old man walks up the rocky mound and sees a huge statue of the demon Pazuzu, which has the head of the small rock he earlier found.
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.Meanwhile, Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller), a young priest at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness.^ INTERIOR- KARRAS' MOTHER'S FLAT- HALLWAY The young priest enters the apartment, turns on the light and takes off his jacket, and his collar.
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^ INTERIOR- UNIVERSITY OF GEORGETOWN- CHAPEL- DAY Karras is doing a church service in the chapel.
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^ INTERIOR- UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON- DAHLGREN CHAPEL- DAY Karras is performing a service in the church.
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.In the central storyline, Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn), an actress filming in Georgetown, notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair).^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY- DAY Chris exits Regan's room and approaches Karl who is descending the stairs.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM-NIGHT Chris tucks Regan in and walks to the door.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM- DAY We start with a close up of Chris on the phone and slowly zoom out to see Regan over hearing the phone call.
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Regan first has a seizure, then exhibits strange, unnatural powers, including levitation and great strength. She often curses and blasphemes in a demonic male voice. At first, Chris believes that Regan's changes are related to the trauma of Chris's recent divorce, but doctors suspect a lesion in her brain. Regan is forced to endure a series of unpleasant medical tests. When X-rays show nothing out of the ordinary, a doctor advises that Regan be taken to a psychiatrist, whom she assaults. Paranormal occurrences continue to surround the MacNeil household, including a violently shaking bed, strange noises and unexplained movements. .The director of Chris MacNeil's film is found brutally murdered after being asked to babysit for Regan.^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY- DAY Chris exits Regan's room and approaches Karl who is descending the stairs.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM- NIGHT Regan is lying in bed looking at a magazine which has Chris and Regan on the cover.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM- NIGHT There is silence as Chris stands by the door a moment.
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.When all medical explanations are exhausted, a doctor recommends exorcism, suggesting that if Regan's symptoms are a psychosomatic result of a belief in demonic possession, then perhaps an exorcism would likewise have the psychosomatic effect of ending them.^ Her family alleged she was "demon possessed" while doctors diagnosed a "conversive nervous breakdown."
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^ REGAN/DEMON (Voice Over) What an excellent day for an exorcism.
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^ Despite the charity regulator's ruling the churches' website was today advertising "strong prayer to destroy witchcraft, demon-possession" - an apparent reference to exorcism.
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.In desperation, Chris consults Father Karras, since he is both a priest and a psychiatrist.^ CHRIS Father Karras it's my little girl.
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Regan claims she is not possessed by a demon but by Satan himself. .Despite his doubts, Karras decides to request permission from the Church to conduct an exorcism.^ KARRAS Well before the church approves an exorcism, it conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted.
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^ Despite the charity regulator's ruling the churches' website was today advertising "strong prayer to destroy witchcraft, demon-possession" - an apparent reference to exorcism.
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^ The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church allows exorcisms to be performed by a priest with the permission of a bishop.
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Father Merrin, an archaeologist and also an experienced exorcist, is summoned to Washington to help. In a climactic series of scenes, he and Father Karras try to drive the spirit from Regan.[5] At the climax of the exorcism, the demon threatens and taunts both priests, both physically and verbally, and Father Merrin dies of a heart attack. Father Karras attempts to perform CPR but to no avail. .Regan giggles as Karras tries to save Merrin.^ As Merrin kneels by the bed, Karras crawls over and covers Regan with a blanket.
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^ Regan is sitting up against the bottom right hand bed post as Karras pulls Merrin to the floor.
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^ Karras feels for Merrin's pulse, then tries frantically to pump life back into the priest with blows to his chest, but gives up when he realises Merrin is dead.
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Karras strikes her and chokes her, challenging the demon to leave Regan and enter him. .The demon does so, whereupon the priest throws himself through Regan's bedroom window and falls down the steps outside.^ Another character falls fatally out a window and down a flight of steps.

^ She flings herself down on top of Regan, cradling her and crying in hysterical relief, as Kinderman looks at Karras' body from the window, looks at Merrin's dead body on the floor and then looks at Chris and Regan.
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^ Their attentionis focused by a man lying in a pool of blood on the pavement at the foot of the steps under Regan's window.
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.At the bottom, a devastated Father Dyer (and friend of Father Karras) administers last rites as Father Karras dies.^ Father Dyer pushes through the crowd and kneels beside Karras.
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^ CHRIS You're a friend of Father Dyer, right?
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^ FATHER DYER Damien Karras.
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Regan is restored to health and does not appear to remember her ordeal. .The film ends as Chris and Regan leave Georgetown and their trauma behind.^ CHRIS What the hell do you mean going out and leaving Regan by her self!
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Cast

Production

Casting

Although the agency representing Blair did not send her for the role, Blair's mother brought her to meet with Warner Bros.' casting department and then with William Friedkin. Pamelyn Ferdin, a veteran of science fiction and supernatural drama, was a candidate, but the producers may have felt she was too well-known. Denise Nickerson, who played Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, was considered, but her parents pulled her out, troubled by the material. At one point the search for a young actress capable of playing Regan was so trying that Friedkin claims he even considered auditioning adult dwarf actors. .The part went instead to Blair, a relative unknown except for a role in The Way We Live Now.^ If you wasn't a priest you'd be famous psychiatrist now on Park Avenue, your mother she'd be living in a penthouse instead of here.
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The studio wanted Marlon Brando for the role of Father Merrin.[citation needed] Friedkin immediately vetoed this by stating it would become a "Brando movie." Jack Nicholson was up for the part of Father Karras before Stacy Keach was hired by Blatty. Friedkin then spotted Miller in a Broadway play. Even though Miller had never acted in a movie, Keach's contract was bought out by Warner Bros. and Miller was cast. .Jane Fonda and Shirley MacLaine were approached to play Chris MacNeil.^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY- DAY Chris exits Regan's room and approaches Karl who is descending the stairs.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- FOYER- DAY Kinderman stands with his hat in his hand as Chris approaches.
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Both refused to do the film, and Fonda reportedly called the project a "capitalist piece of shit."[6] Audrey Hepburn was approached, but said she would only agree if the film were to be shot in Rome. Anne Bancroft was another choice, but she was in her first month of pregnancy. Burstyn then agreed to do the movie.
Vasiliki Maliaros, who played Father Karras' mother, was discovered by Friedkin in a Greek restaurant. Her only acting experience was in Greek stage dramas. Friedkin claimed she bore an uncanny resemblance to his own mother and Blatty felt she resembled his mother, too.
It was originally intended to use Linda Blair's voice, electronically deepened and roughened, for the demon's dialogue. .Friedkin felt this worked fine in some places (including the infamous "Let Jesus fuck you" line, which was voiced by Blair herself despite the common misconception that an unnamed male actor provided it) but he felt scenes with the demon confronting the two priests lacked the dramatic power required.^ MALE VOICE You bitch!
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^ MERRIN ...and the power to confront this cruel demon.
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^ REGAN/DEMON Let Jesus fuck you!
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It was decided that an experienced voice actor would be required. Friedkin selected legendary radio actress Mercedes McCambridge. After filming, Warner Bros. attempted to conceal McCambridge's participation. It led to a lawsuit won by McCambridge and a grudge between her and Friedkin that was never healed.

Direction

Warner Bros. had approached .Arthur Penn (who was teaching at Yale), Peter Bogdanovich (who wanted to pursue other projects, subsequently regretting the decision) and Mike Nichols (who didn't want to shoot a film so dependent on a child's performance) and John Boorman (who would direct Exorcist II: The Heretic, said he didn't want to direct it because it was "cruel towards children").^ She said to me the other day that she didn't want her friend Shawney to leave.
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^ The Hemphills said they talked to the four people who had been at the service: Ray Hemphill, Patricia Cooper and two women they would not name.
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^ If I were any of you who didn't see it I would sudggest you go soon!!!
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.Originally Mark Rydell was hired to direct, but William Peter Blatty insisted on William Friedkin instead, because he wanted his film to have the same energy as Friedkin's previous film, The French Connection.^ Editorial Review on movie "The Exorcist": Director William Friedkin was a hot ticket in Hollywood after the success of The French Connection, and he turned heads (in more ways than one) when he decided to make The Exorcist as his follow-up film.
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^ Screenplay by William Peter Blatty Based on his own novel.
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^ The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.
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After a standoff with the studio, which initially refused to budge over Rydell, Blatty eventually got his way. Stanley Kubrick wanted to direct the film, but only if he could produce it himself. But the studio was worried that he would go over budget and over schedule.
Friedkin went to some extraordinary lengths, reminiscent of D.W. Griffith's manipulation of the actors, to get the genuine reactions he wanted. .Yanked violently around in harnesses, both Blair and Burstyn suffered back injuries and their painful screams went right into the film.^ Chris jumps on the bed to comfort Regan and they both sit screaming as the bed continues to rapidly jump around.
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^ Merrin sprinkles more holy water on Regan, she falls back and screams in pain.
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.Burstyn later reported that she had permanent back injury after landing on her coccyx when a stuntman jerked her via cable during the scene when Regan slaps her mother.^ Regan lands back on the bed once more.
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^ Regan slaps her mother and sends her flying to the floor.
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.After asking Reverend William O'Malley if he trusted him and being told yes, Friedkin slapped him hard across the face before a take to generate a deeply solemn reaction that was used in the film, as a very emotional Father Dyer read last rites to Father Karras; this offended the many Catholic crew members on the set.^ KARRAS Have you told him what's happening?
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^ Father Dyer helps Damien onto his bed, takes his cigarette and takes his shoes off.
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^ Yarmouth ghost-chaser Neil Fellows visited the pub with his Paranormal Dimension team last week and was set to return tonight to film more footage using special infra-red cameras.
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He also fired a gun without warning on the set to elicit shock from Jason Miller for a take. Lastly, he had Regan's bedroom set built inside a freezer so that the actors' breath could be visible on camera, which required the crew to wear parkas and other cold-weather gear.

Music

Lalo Schifrin's working score was rejected by Friedkin. Schifrin had written six minutes of music for the initial film trailer but audiences were reportedly too scared by its combination of sights and sounds. Warner Bros. executives told Friedkin to instruct Schifrin to tone it down with softer music, but Friedkin did not relay the message. Schifrin's final score was thrown out into the parking lot by Friedkin, dubbing it "fucking Mexican marimba music".[citation needed]
.In the soundtrack liner notes for his 1977 film Sorcerer, Friedkin said had he heard the music of Tangerine Dream earlier, he would have had them score The Exorcist.^ The Scariest Horror Films of All Time I've heard it said that comedies are the hardest movies for directors to pull off.
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Instead, he used modern classical compositions, including portions of the 1971 Cello Concerto by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, as well as some original music by Jack Nitzsche. But the music was heard only during scene transitions. .The 2000 "Version You've Never Seen" features new original music by Steve Boddacker, as well as brief source music by Les Baxter.^ I'd love to go back in a time machine to see the original version in theatres and watch the reactions I've read about!
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^ If anyone reading this has never seen the Exorcist, you're really missing out.
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^ Well, I've seen maybe 10 times since then, even on the big screen when the 2000 version came out in theatres, and still to this day, this movies scares the hell out of me!!
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The original soundtrack LP has only been released once on CD, as an expensive and hard-to-find Japanese import. It is noteworthy for being the only soundtrack to include the main theme Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, which became very popular after the film's release, and the movement Night of the Electric Insects from George Crumb's string quartet Black Angels.

Filming locations

The Exorcist Steps in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
The movie's eerie opening sequence was filmed in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, near the Syrian border. .The people of Sinjar are mostly Kurdish members of the ancient Yezidi sect, which reveres often Melek Taus, a being equated with the Devil[7] though Yazidis point out that this benevolent being has little in common with the Islamic and Christian Satan[8] The archaeological dig site seen at the beginning of the movie is the actual site of ancient Nineveh in Hatra.^ More pertinently, is the theme of the movie, actual demon possession of a human being, even valid in the year 2000?
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^ EXTERIOR - IRAQ- NINEVEH- DAY The old man arrives back at that dig site in a small jeep.
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^ What I set out to find was a little entertainment, a few movies, just to break the silence, but now I've joined the forward-leaning hunchbacks of the clip-culture.
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.The "Exorcist steps", stone steps at the end of M Street in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. were padded with 1/2"-thick rubber to film the death of Karras.^ EXTERIOR- GEORGETOWN- CITY STREETS- EARLY HOURS We are transformed from the blazing suns of Iraq to the dusk of Washington.
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^ EXTERIOR- UNIVERSITY OF GEORGETOWN- FILM SET- DAY We are looking at the building of Washington University when suddenly we are transported to the film set on campus.
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The stunt man tumbled down the stairs twice. Georgetown University students charged people around $5 each to watch the stunt from the rooftops.
The MacNeil residence interiors were filmed at CECO Studios in Manhattan. The bedroom set had to be refrigerated to capture the authentic icy breath of the actors in the exorcizing scenes, while the bedroom scenes along with many other scenes were filmed in the basement of Fordham University in New York. The temperature was brought so low that a thin layer of snow fell onto the set one morning. Linda Blair, who was only in a thin nightgown, says to this day she cannot stand being cold.[9] .Exteriors of the MacNeill house were filmed at 36th and Prospect in Washington, using a family home and a false wall to convey the home's thrust toward the steps.^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- STAIRWAY- NIGHT They both ascend the stairs and creep toward Regan's room.
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^ EXTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- PROSPECT STREET- NIGHT We see the house is lit up as there's a party going on inside.
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^ EXTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- PROSPECT STREET- DAY We see Karl is loading the car with cases.
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In fact, both then and now, a garden sits atop the embankment between the steps and the home.
The interior of Fr. Karras' room at Georgetown was a meticulous reconstruction of Theology professor Fr. Thomas M. King, S.J.'s "corridor Jesuit" room in New North Hall. Fr. King's room was photographed by production staff after a visit by Blatty, a Georgetown graduate, and Friedkin. Upon returning to New York, every element of King's room, including posters and books, was recreated for the set, including a poster of Pierre Tielhard de Chardin, S.J., a paleontologist on whom the character of Fr. Merrin was loosely based. .Georgetown was paid $1,000 per day of filming, which included both exteriors, such as Ellen Burstyn's first scene, shot on the steps of the Flemish Romanasque Healy Hall, and interiors, such as the defilement of the statue of the Virgin Mary in Dahlgren Chapel, or the Archbishop's office, which is actually the office of the president of the university.^ INTERIOR- UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON- DAHLGREN CHAPEL- DAY The bishop walks into the chapel, and walks to the aisle.
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^ INTERIOR- UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON- DAHLGREN CHAPEL- DAY Karras is performing a service in the church.
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^ INTERIOR- GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT'S OFFICE- DAY PRESIDENT Well, he does know the background.
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One scene was filmed in The Tombs, a student hangout across from the steps that was founded by a Blatty classmate.

Urban legends and on-set incidents

Some claim the film was cursed. Blatty has stated on video[10] some strange occurrences. Burstyn indicated some rumors to be true in her 2006 autobiography Lessons in Becoming Myself. .The interior sets of the MacNeil residence, except for Regan's bedroom, were destroyed by a studio fire and had to be rebuilt.^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY- DAY Chris exits Regan's room and approaches Karl who is descending the stairs.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM- DAY Karras stops as he sees Regan, on the bed, arms held down by a set of restraining straps, it seems no longer entirley Regan but something somehow demonic that now lies on the bed and stares at him.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BATHROOM- NIGHT Regan is in the bath tub, hunched forward, staring infront of her.
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Friedkin has claimed that a priest was brought in numerous times to bless the set. Blatty, after the difficulties encountered in New York production, asked Fr. .King, mentioned above, to bless the Washington crew on its first day of filming, at the foot of Lauinger Library's steps to 37th Street (not the "Exorcist Steps").^ EXTERIOR- PROSPECT STREET- TOP OF STEPS- DAY On a bright, sunny day, we are looking down the steps which are now clean.
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^ EXTERIOR- WASHINGTON DC- CHRIS' CAR- DAY Chris and Regan are driving through the streets of Washington.
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^ EXTERIOR- UNIVERSITY OF GEORGETOWN- FILM SET- DAY We are looking at the building of Washington University when suddenly we are transported to the film set on campus.
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The incident was recounted in Fr. King's 2009 Washington Post obituary. Other issues include Blair's harness breaking when she is thrashing on the bed, injuring the actress. Burstyn noted she was slightly hurt when Regan throws her across the room. .Actor Jack MacGowran (Burke Dennings) died during filming.^ KINDERMAN You this director was doing a film here, Burke Dennings?
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Alternate and uncut versions

There have been several versions of The Exorcist released and altered. The 1979 theatrical re-issue was reconverted to 70MM, with its 1.85:1 ratio modified to 2.20:1 to take advantage of the picture and audio fidelity 70MM offers. This was also the first time the sound was remixed to six-channel Dolby Stereo sound. Almost all video versions feature this soundtrack.
.In both the TV-PG and TV-14 versions of the network version, the image of the obscenely defiled statue of the Virgin Mary stays intact.^ It's the statue of the Virgin Mary, which has been horribly desecrated, by being given a clay penis and pointing clay breasts.
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It stays on screen several seconds longer for the TV-14 version. On original TV airings, the shot was replaced with one where the statue's face is smashed in but without other defilement. .The scene in which Regan, possessed by the demons, commits sacrilege against a crucifix by repeatedly stabbing her vagina with it, was also removed due to its extremely graphic nature.^ "Demon possession is very serious and graphic thing," said the Rev. David Keene, parochial vicar at St. Monica in Methuen.
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^ Regan has the crucifix gripped in her hand and is plunging it into her bloodied vagina.
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The Special Edition released on DVD for the 25th Anniversary includes the original theatrical ending, and includes the extended ending with Father Dyer and Lt. Kinderman as a special feature (as opposed the "Version You've Never Seen" ending which features Father Dyer and Lt. Kinderman but omits the Casablanca reference). The Special Edition DVD also includes a 75-minutes documentary titled The Fear of God on the making of The Exorcist (although PAL releases feature an edited, 52 minute version). The documentary includes screen tests and additional deleted scenes. .The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology (box set) was released in October, 2006. This DVD collection includes the original theatrical release version The Exorcist; the extended version, The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen; the sequel with Linda Blair, Exorcist II: The Heretic; the supposed end of the trilogy, The Exorcist III; and two different prequels: Exorcist: The Beginning and Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist.^ CHUCK I suppose you've heard.
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^ KINDERMAN You've seen him.
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^ Look your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says she's the devil himself and if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.
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The "Spider-Walk Scene"

.Contortionist Linda R. Hager was hired to perform the infamous "spider-walk scene" that was filmed on April 11, 1973. Friedkin deleted the scene just prior to the original December 26, 1973 release date because he felt it was ineffective technically.^ I don't think the Film Review Board would even allow this movie to be released unless a few scenes were taken out.
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^ Does anyone know of web sites with original reviews and news articles from 1973 after it was released?
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^ In the 1973 smash film that spawned a cottage industry of exorcism movies, books and ceremonies, the devil is expelled from a character played by Linda Blair.
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.However, with advanced developments in digital media technology, Friedkin worked with CGI artists to make the scene look more convincing for the 2000 theatrically re-released version of The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen.^ If anyone reading this has never seen the Exorcist, you're really missing out.
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^ Editorial Review on movie "The Exorcist": Director William Friedkin was a hot ticket in Hollywood after the success of The French Connection, and he turned heads (in more ways than one) when he decided to make The Exorcist as his follow-up film.
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^ But because of this reason some scenes make you wanna laugh unintentially because they are so fake.
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.Since the original release, myths and rumors still exist that a variety of spider-walk scenes were filmed[11] despite Friedkin's insistence that no alternate version was ever shot[12].^ Helplessness Movie Review: The Exorcist Over three decades since its release (ironically the day after Christmas), The Exorcist is still extremely disturbing and shocking.
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In 1998, Warner Brothers re-released the digitally remastered DVD of The Exorcist: 25th Anniversary Special Edition. .This DVD includes the special feature BBC documentary, The Fear of God: The Making of The Exorcist,[13] highlighting the never-before-seen original non-bloody version of the spider-walk scene.^ I never thought the spider walk scene was possible.
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^ I liked the Exorcist but found little change from the original 1975 version.
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^ If anyone reading this has never seen the Exorcist, you're really missing out.
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.The updated "bloody version" of the spider-walk scene appears in the 2000 re-release of The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen utilizing CGI technology to incorporate the special effect of blood pouring from Regan's mouth during this scene’s finale.^ If anyone reading this has never seen the Exorcist, you're really missing out.
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^ PRESIDENT You're the best we've got.
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^ KINDERMAN You've seen him.
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Sequels and related films

John Boorman's Exorcist II: The Heretic was released in 1977, and re-visited Regan four years after her initial ordeal. .The plot dealt with an investigation into the legitimacy of Father Merrin's exorcism of Regan in the first film.^ A Capuchin priest, Father Theophilus Riesigner, performed the rites of exorcism on her the first time in 1912, but she became possessed again "due to the curses hurled against her by her wicked father."
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^ Regan appears in view and Father Dyer notices her first.
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.In flashback sequences we see Regan giving Merrin his fatal heart attack, as well as scenes from the exorcism of a young boy named Kokumo in Africa many years earlier.^ KARRAS Well before the church approves an exorcism, it conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted.
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^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM- NIGHT Karras re-enters Regan's room and sees Merrin face down on her bed.
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^ We see more people having fun, Regan laughing and we then cut to Father Dyer, a young priest who is talking to the same guy Burke was.
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The film was so sharply criticized that Director John Boorman re-edited the film immediately after its premiere. Both versions have now been released on video; the cut version on VHS and the original uncut version now on DVD.
The Exorcist III appeared in 1990, written and directed by Blatty himself from his own 1983 novel Legion. .Jumping past the events of Exorcist II, this book and film presented a continuation of the story of Father Karras.^ The Exorcist 100 Years...100 Movies...The Timothy Sexton Edition The American Film Institute recently updated their list of the 100 Greatest American Films of the Past 100 Years.
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^ Kid's Bedroom The True Story Behind the Hit Movie and Book The Exorcist The true events leading up to the exorcism that would later inspire a best selling book, and a hit movie.
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^ Exorcism The Exorcist: the "Real" Story Behind the Film The Exorcist is a classic film shocker supposedly based upon a true story.
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Following the precedent set in The Ninth Configuration, Blatty turned a minor character from the first film — in this case, Det. Kinderman — into the chief protagonist. Though the characters of Karras and Kinderman were related through the murder investigation in The Exorcist and Kinderman was in fact fond of Karras, in Exorcist III Blatty has Kinderman remembering Karras as "his best friend".
A parody entitled Repossessed was released the same year as The Exorcist III, with Blair lampooning the role she played in the original.
A prequel, Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) attracted attention and controversy even before its release. It went through a number of directorial and script changes, such that two versions were ultimately released. Paul Schrader was originally hired as director for this project, but upon completion the studio rejected his version as being too slow. Renny Harlin was then hired as director after John Frankenheimer was forced from the project due to the illness. Harlin reused some of Schrader's footage and shot new material to create a more conventional horror film. Harlin's new version Exorcist: The Beginning was released, but was not well received. At that point Schrader's original version, named Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist was subsequently released. It received better, but still mostly negative, critical responses. .Both films are now available on DVD. Like Exorcist III, both films made significant changes from the original storyline.^ I liked the Exorcist but found little change from the original 1975 version.
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^ One of the most frightening films ever made, The Exorcist was mysteriously plagued by troubles during production, and the years have not diminished its capacity to disturb even the most stoical viewers.
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.The plot of these films centered around an exorcism that Father Merrin had performed as a young priest in Africa, many years prior to the events in The Exorcist.^ By the time Father Riesigner approached his superiors about the Earling exorcism, Schmidt had not known a peaceful night's sleep for 26 years because of the voices inside her.
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^ Priest Luis Gallardo from the local church has already met the family and has promised to perform an exorcism soon.
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^ Although exorcism was once part of all priests' ordinations, these days, only a select few have the authority to perform one.
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This exorcism was first referenced in the The Exorcist, and in the first sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic flashback scenes were shown of Merrin exorcising the demon Pazuzu from an African boy named Kokumo. .Although the plot for both Beginning and Dominion centered around Merrin's exorcism in Africa, they both took a significant departure from the original story, making no effort to be faithful to those original details.^ Chris jumps on the bed to comfort Regan and they both sit screaming as the bed continues to rapidly jump around.
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^ As the exorcism continued, the evil spirits appeared to be losing ground although it was noted that they often try to fool the exorcist by pretending to leave the body of their victim.
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The African boy was not named Kokomu, and eventually discovered not to actually be the possessed character.
.A made-for-television film entitled Possessed (based on the book of the same name by Thomas B. Allen) was broadcast on Showtime on October 22, 2000, directed by Steven E. de Souza and written by de Souza and Michael Lazarou.^ The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.
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^ However, the evidence for possession, the evidence that convinced a Capuchin priest and inspired decades of controversy, books and film was that Emma blasphemed whenever holy relics were brought near her.
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.The film claimed to follow the true accounts that inspired Blatty to write The Exorcist and starred Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny and Christopher Plummer.^ The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.
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Blatty directed The Ninth Configuration, a post-Vietnam War drama set in a mental institution. .Released in 1980, it was based on Blatty's novel of the same name.^ Screenplay by William Peter Blatty Based on his own novel.
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Though it contrasts sharply with the tone of The Exorcist, Blatty regards Configuration as its true sequel. The lead character is the astronaut from Chris' party, Lt. Cutshaw.
A 1974 Turkish movie Şeytan (Turkish for Satan, the original movie was also shown with the same name) is almost a scene-by-scene remake of the original. .It has gained a reputation among cult movie enthusiasts as the "Turkish Exorcist". That same year the German film Magdalena, vom Teufel besessen was also released with an Exorcist plot.^ One of the most frightening films ever made, The Exorcist was mysteriously plagued by troubles during production, and the years have not diminished its capacity to disturb even the most stoical viewers.
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Similarly, a blacksploitation film was also released in 1974 titled Abby. While the films Şeytan and Magdalena, vom Teufel besessen were more legally free to be made due to being filmed in other countries, the makers of Abby (filmed in Louisiana) were sued by Warner Bros. The film was pulled from theatres, but not before making 4 million dollars at box office.
.In November 2009 was announced that William Peter Blatty planned a miniseries of his film.^ Screenplay by William Peter Blatty Based on his own novel.
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^ The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.
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DVD and Blu-Ray

A limited edition box set was released in 1998. It was limited to 50,000 copies, with available copies circulating around the Internet. .There are two versions; a special edition VHS and a special edition DVD. The only difference between the two copies is the recording format.^ Is there a difference between the two?
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On the DVD

  • The original film with restored film and digitally remastered audio, with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio.
  • An introduction by director William Friedkin
  • The 1998 BBC documentary The Fear of God: The Making of "The Exorcist"
  • 2 audio commentaries
  • Interviews with the director and writer
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots

In the Box

  • A commemorative 52-page tribute book, covering highlights of the film's preparation, production, and release; features previously-unreleased historical data and archival photographs
  • Limited edition soundtrack CD of the film's score, including the original (unused) soundtrack (Tubular Bells and Night of the Electric Insects omitted)
  • 8 lobby card reprints.
  • Exclusive senitype film frame (magnification included)

Blu-ray

In an interview with DVD Review, William Friedkin mentioned that he is scheduled to begin work on a 'The Exorcist' Blu-ray on December 2, 2008. This edition will feature a new restoration, including both the 1973 theatrical version and the "version you've never seen" from 2000. The release is currently scheduled for Fall 2010.[16]

Reception

US critical reception

Upon its release on December 26, 1973, the film received mixed reviews from critics, "ranging from ‘classic’ to ‘claptrap'."[17] Stanley Kauffmann, in The New Republic, wrote, "This is the most scary film I’ve seen in years — the only scary film I’ve seen in years…If you want to be shaken — and I found out, while the picture was going, that that’s what I wanted — then The Exorcist will scare the hell out of you."[18] Variety noted that it was "an expert telling of a supernatural horror story…The climactic sequences assault the senses and the intellect with pure cinematic terror."[19] In Castle of Frankenstein, Joe Dante stated, "[A]n amazing film, and one destined to become at the very least a horror classic. .Director William Friedkin’s film will be profoundly disturbing to all audiences, especially the more sensitive and those who tend to 'live' the movies they see…Suffice it to say, there has never been anything like this on the screen before."^ I mean who's the priest I keep seeing, he's there all the time.
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^ Editorial Review on movie "The Exorcist": Director William Friedkin was a hot ticket in Hollywood after the success of The French Connection, and he turned heads (in more ways than one) when he decided to make The Exorcist as his follow-up film.
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^ They sadly don't make movies like that anymore.
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[20]
However, Vincent Canby, writing in the New York Times, dismissed The Exorcist as "a chunk of elegant occultist claptrap…[A] practically impossible film to sit through…it establishes a new low for grotesque special effects..."[21] Andrew Sarris complained that "Friedkin’s biggest weakness is his inability to provide enough visual information about his characters…whole passages of the movie’s exposition were one long buzz of small talk and name droppings…The Exorcist succeeds on one level as an effectively excruciating entertainment, but on another, deeper level it is a thoroughly evil film."[22] Writing in Rolling Stone, Jon Landau felt the film was, "[N]othing more than a religious porn film, the gaudiest piece of shlock this side of Cecil B. DeMille (minus that gentleman’s wit and ability to tell a story) …"[23]
Over the years, The Exorcist’s critical reputation has grown considerably. The film currently has an 85% "Certified Fresh" approval rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website, based on 40 reviews the website collected.[24] .Some critics regard it as being one of the best and most effective horror films; admirers say the film balances a stellar script, gruesome effects, and outstanding performances.^ In regards to that "healing power," Rev. Keene said, one of the things about the film that he likes is that "two of the priests lay down their lives for the sake of the child.
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

^ The third is a novel inspired at least partly by this exorcism and one other in Washington, D.C. The book is called "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and it inspired a film of the same title, which is considered to be one of the most frightening horror films ever made.
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

^ One of the most frightening films ever made, The Exorcist was mysteriously plagued by troubles during production, and the years have not diminished its capacity to disturb even the most stoical viewers.
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

[citation needed] However, the movie has its detractors as well, including Kim Newman who has criticized it for messy plot construction, conventionality and overblown pretentiousness, among other perceived defects. Writer James Baldwin provides an extended negative critique in his book length essay The Devil Finds Work..November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Director Martin Scorsese placed The Exorcist on his list of the 11 scariest horror films of all time.^ Keene said he remembers being scared by "The Exorcist" when, in his early teens, he saw it on video for the first time, but said while it was "vulgar and disgusting in places ...
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

[25] In 2008, the film was selected by Empire Magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies Ever Made.[26] It was also placed on a similar list of 1000 movies by The New York Times.[27]

Earnings

The film earned $66,300,000 in distributors' domestic (U.S. and Canada) rentals during its theatrical release in 1974, becoming the second most popular film of that year (trailing The Sting).[28] After several reissues, the film eventually earned $89,000,000 in domestic rentals.[29] To date, it has a total gross of $440,000,000 worldwide; if adjusted for inflation, this would be the top-grossing R-rated film of all time.[1] It was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and also won four Golden Globes, including the award for Best Picture – Drama for the year 1974.

UK reception

In the United Kingdom, the film was included in the 'video nasty' phenomenon of the early 1980s. Although it had been released uncut for home video in 1981, this was prior to the implementation of the Video Recording Act 1984. When the Act came into force, Warner Bros. decided against submitting it to the BBFC for a rating following the 'Video Nasties' scare. It is a widely-reported myth that the BBFC banned the film, but it was never rejected by them. .Following a successful re-release in cinemas in 1998, the film was submitted for home video release for the first time in February 1999 [30] and was passed uncut with an 18 certificate rating, signifying a relaxation of the censorship rules with relation to home video in the UK. The film was shown on terrestrial television in the UK for the first time in 2001, on Channel 4.^ Even today, 30 years later, no film has come close to the horror and shock of watching this for the first time.
  • The Exorcist [1973] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31]
British film critic Mark Kermode proclaimed The Exorcist as "the greatest film ever made" on his weekly film review program on BBC Radio 5 Live.[32]

Special effects and filmgoer reception

The Exorcist contained a number of special effects, engineered by makeup artist Dick Smith. Roger Ebert, while praising the film, believed the effects to be so unusually graphic he wrote, "That it received an R rating and not the X is stupefying."[33]
Theaters provided "Exorcist barf bags".[34]
Because of death threats against Linda Blair, Warner Bros. hired bodyguards to protect her for six months after the film's release.[9]

Alleged subliminal imagery

The Exorcist was also at the center of controversy due to its alleged use of subliminal imagery. A detailed article in the July / August 1991 issue of Video Watchdog examined the phenomenon, providing still frames identifying several usages of subliminal "flashing" throughout the film.[35] In an interview from the same issue, Friedkin explained, "I saw subliminal cuts in a number of films before I ever put them in The Exorcist, and I thought it was a very effective storytelling device... The subliminal editing in The Exorcist was done for dramatic effect — to create, achieve, and sustain a kind of dreamlike state."[36] However, these quick, scary flashes have been labeled "[not] truly subliminal"[37] and "quasi-" or "semi-subliminal"[38]. True subliminal imagery must be, by definition, below the threshold of awareness.[39][40][41][42] .In an interview in a 1999 book about the movie, The Exorcist author William Blatty addressed the controversy by explaining that, "There are no subliminal images.^ This movie plays all on my feelings about "but what if there was a devil..."
  • The Exorcist [1973] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie The Exorcist Script - Dialogue Transcript .
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

If you can see it, it's not subliminal."[43]

Awards and honors

Academy Awards

The Exorcist was nominated for a total of ten Academy Awards in 1973. At the 46th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, the film won two statuettes.[44]
The film was nominated for

Golden Globe Awards

The Exorcist was nominated for a total of five Golden Globes in 1973. At the Golden Globes ceremony that year, the film won five awards.
The film was nominated for

Others

References

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External links

Awards
Preceded by
Gone With The Wind
Highest Grossing Film of All-Time
1974-1975
Succeeded by
Jaws
Awards
Preceded by
The Godfather
Golden Globe for Best Picture - Drama
1974
Succeeded by
Chinatown

Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.The Exorcist is a 1973 film about a troubled cleric who sees a means of redemption in helping combat devil possession and in the subsequent exorcism of the demonic spirits from a young, innocent girl.^ A little girl is possessed by a demon and an Exorcist is brought in to save her.
  • The Exorcist | The Brunching Shuttlecocks 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.brunching.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It appears that Venamon was executed at the exact moment that Father Karras became possessed by the killer/devil and hurtled from the window at the end of the first film.
  • The Exorcist III - Blockbuster Online 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The Exorcist III" is based on the novel "Legion" by William Peter Blatty, who also wrote the novel "The Exorcist", and is a true sequel to the first film, ignoring the events of "The Exorcist II: The Heretic."
  • The Exorcist III 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.dvdreview.com [Source type: General]

.Directed by William Friedkin.^ Directed by William Friedkin.
  • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC decentfilms.com [Source type: General]
  • The Exorcist Files 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.tabula-rasa.info [Source type: General]

^ "The Exorcist" Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow Directed by William Friedkin .

^ Release: 1973 Directed by: William Friedkin Writing credits: William Peter Blatty (also novel) .
  • The Exorcist Horror Movie Review from BHM: Best terror of all time gets a fresh look. 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.best-horror-movies.com [Source type: General]

Written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.
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.^ A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her.
  • The Exorcist (1973) Movie Trailer - MattTrailer.com DVD Clips, Previews, Movie Teasers & Trailers 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC matttrailer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ultimately, Chris turns to religion as a last resort, as her desperation to save her daughter parallels Father Karras' own desperation to redeem his guilt in the aftermath of his mother's death.

That Man Is The Exorcist.
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Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.

Contents

Father Damien Karras

.
  • There's not a day in my life that I don't feel like a fraud.^ KARRAS There's not a day in my life when I don't feel like a fraud.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I feel I have cast some light on my background and still there is so much that is untold."
    • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Now in her neighborhood, she turns and hears, from a distance, the priest Karras counseling a fellow priest (until his spiritual words are overshadowed by the loud, mechanical roar of an overhead jet engine): There's not a day in my life that I don't feel like a fraud.
    • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    .Other priests, doctors, lawyers - I talk to them all.^ Other priests, doctors, lawyers - I talk to them all.
    • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I mean priests, doctor, lawyers I've talked to them all, I don't know anyone who hasn't felt that.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I don't know anyone who hasn't felt that.
  • Take me.^ I don't know anyone who hasn't felt that.
    • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Karras: I don't know anyone who fits that description.
    • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ KARRAS I don't know anyone who fits the description.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Come into me. .God-damn you.^ God damn you!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Take me. Take me.

Chris MacNeil

.
  • [trying to reach her ex-husband] Oh circuits, my ass.^ CHRIS Oh circuit my ass, he doesn't give a shit!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .He doesn't give a shit...Operator, don't tell me there's no answer, it's the Hotel Excelsior in Rome...^ He also disapproved of the villagers' custom of giving couples an envelope of cash on their wedding day, on the grounds that there was no Quranic basis for it.
    • LibForAll Foundation - The Exorcist 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.libforall.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But there is no answer.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No, Operator don't tell me there's no answer, it's the Hotel Excelcia in Rome would you try it again please and let it ring.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Would you try it again please and let it ring...Operator, I've given you the number four times...I've been on this fucking line for twenty minutes!
  • " You're sorry, Jesus Christ 88 Doctors and all you can tell me with all of your bullshit is??!!!"

Regan MacNeil

.
  • My bed was shaking.^ REGAN My bed was shaking, I can't get to sleep.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I can't get to sleep.
  • [to an astronaut guest at Chris' party] You're gonna die up there.^ REGAN Your gonna die up there.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CHRIS Is she gonna die?
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CHRIS You're kidding!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .[urinates on the carpet]
  • Oh please, Mother, make it stop!^ She screams: "Oh please, Mother, make it stop!
    • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh please mother make it stop!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's hurting.
  • [possessed voice] Keep away!^ Her physically-repulsive voice warns: "Keep away!
    • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

    The sow is mine!
  • [possessed voice] Fuck me! .Fuck me!
  • [possessed voice] Let Jesus fuck you, let Jesus fuck you!^ REGAN/DEMON Let Jesus fuck you!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let him fuck you!!!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Let him fuck you!
  • [possessed voice] Do you know what she did?^ He had said "It was not really me that did it, you know.

    ^ Let him fuck you!!!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Did you know that a priest in the Catholic Church once beginning an active practice in exorcism has an average life span of only 3-5 years?
    • The Exorcist 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.kenpage.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Your cunting daughter?
  • [possessed voice, to Father Merrin] Stick your cock up her ass, you mother-fucking worthless cocksucker!
  • [possessed voice] Your mother sucks cocks in hell, Karras, you faithless slime.
  • [possessed voice, to father Karras] You killed your mother.^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ KARRAS Thank you your excellency.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You mother fucking, worthless cocksucker!
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    You left her alone to die.

Father Merrin

.
  • Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon.^ MERRIN ( Voice Over ) Especially important is the warning to avoid conversation with the demon.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We may ask what is relevant but anything beyond that is dangerous.^ MERRIN We may ask what is relevant, but anything beyond that is dangerous.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    He is a liar. The demon is a liar. .He will lie to confuse us.^ He will lie to confuse us.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us.^ But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack us.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The attack is psychological, Damien, and powerful.^ The attack is psychological , Damien.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    So don't listen to him. Remember that - do not listen.
  • It's the power of Christ! The power of Christ compels you!

Others

  • Lt. Kinderman: If certain British doctors never asked "What is this fungus?" we wouldn't today have penicillin, correct?
  • Father Dyer: My idea of Heaven is a solid white nightclub with me as a headliner for all eternity, and they LOVE me.

Dialogue

.Karras: Mama, I could take you somewhere where you'd be safe.^ As he carefully binds his mother's injured leg and then lights a cigarette for a smoke [atypical for a priest], he suggests moving her elsewhere, but she is a stoic, stubborn, Greek immigrant woman from the Old World, and she doesn't want to move: Damien: Mama, I could take you somewhere where you'd be safe.
  • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ KARRAS He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples and said "Take this, all of you and eat.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS Momma I'm goona take you home.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.You wouldn't be alone.^ You wouldn't be alone.
  • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ MRS.KARRAS Okay KARRAS Momma I can take you somewhere to a place where you wouldn't be alone.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.There would be people around.^ There would be people around.
  • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ There'd be people around, you know you won't have to sit here listening to the radio.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.You know, you wouldn't be sitting here listening to a radio.^ There'd be people around, you know you won't have to sit here listening to the radio.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You know, you wouldn't be sitting here listening to a radio.
  • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

^ You tell me you know for a fact that an exorcism wouldn't do any good!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]
  • The Exorcist Movie Review by Anthony Leong from MediaCircus.net 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.mediacircus.net [Source type: General]

.Mother: [speaks in Greek] ...You understand me?^ Regan, in the voice of Karras' mother, speaks a few pleading phrases in Greek to Karras.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mother: (She first speaks in her native tongue) ...You understand me?
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.This is my house and I'm not going no place.^ MRS.KARRAS You understand me, This is my house, and I'm not going no place.
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^ This is my house and I'm not going no place.
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^ My own ideas, opinions or judgments have no meaning, as these place a limitation on their outcome.
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.Dimmy, you're worried for something?^ Dimmy, you're worried for something?
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^ MRS.KARRAS Dimmy, you worry for something?
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^ DOCTOR Now Regan you're going to feel something, a little bit cold and wet.
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Karras: No, Mama.
.Mother: You're not happy.^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
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^ Mother: You're not happy.
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^ You're happy?
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Tell me, what is the matter?
.Karras: Mama, I'm all right, I'm fine, really I am.^ MRS.KARRAS I'm all right.
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^ Damien: Mama, I'm all right, I'm fine, really I am.
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^ KARRAS It's fine really, sit.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Chris: [about a Ouija board] Wait a minute, you need two.^ CHRIS Wait a minute you need two.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS Look, I'm telling you again and you'd better believe it, I'm not about to put her in a goddamn asylum!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DR. KLEIN Well, you see, that's quite similar to things like her lying- uncharacter- CHRIS Wait a minute.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Regan: No ya don't.^ REGAN No you don't.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

I do it all the time.
.Chris: Oh yeah.^ CHRIS Oh yeah, since when?
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^ CHRIS Oh yeah, well let's both play.
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.Well let's both play.^ CHRIS Oh yeah, well let's both play.
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...
.Chris: You really don't want me to play, huh?^ CHRIS You've been playing with it?
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^ CHRIS You really don't want me to play huh?
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^ CHRIS Oh my god, you kidding, me marry Burke Dennings don't be silly, of course not.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Regan: No, I do. .Captain Howdy said no.^ REGAN No I do, Captain Howdy said no.
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.Chris: Captain who?^ CHRIS Captain who?
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^ CHRIS Who's Captain Howdy?
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.Regan: Captain Howdy.^ REGAN No I do, Captain Howdy said no.
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^ REGAN Captain Howdy, Do you think my mom's pretty?
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^ REGAN Captain Howdy.
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.Chris: Who's Captain Howdy?^ CHRIS Oh, Captain Howdy....
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS Who's Captain Howdy?
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^ CHRIS Captain who?
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.Regan: You know, I make the questions and he does the answers.^ REGAN Well you know it's okay.
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^ REGAN You know, I make the questions and he does the answers.
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^ REGAN How do you know?
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.Karras: It's my mother, Tom.^ KARRAS (shouting) You're not my mother!!!
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^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
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^ KARRAS It's my mother Tom.
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She's alone. .I never should have left her.^ She's alone I never should have left her.
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.At least in New York, I'd be near, I'd be closer.^ At least in New York I'd be nearer, I'd be closer.
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.Tom: Could see about a transfer, Damien.^ PRESIDENT Could see about a transfer Damien.
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.Karras: I need re-assignment, Tom.^ I need re-assignment, Tom.
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^ KARRAS I need reassignment Tom, I want out of this job.
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.I want out of this job.^ I want out of this job.
  • The Exorcist Movie Review by Anthony Leong from MediaCircus.net 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.mediacircus.net [Source type: General]

^ KARRAS I need reassignment Tom, I want out of this job.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

It's wrong. It's no good.
.Tom: You're the best we've got.^ PRESIDENT You're the best we've got.
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^ You're the best we've got.
  • The Exorcist Movie Review by Anthony Leong from MediaCircus.net 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.mediacircus.net [Source type: General]

^ Look your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says she's the devil himself and if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.
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Karras: Yeah, not really. .It's more than psychiatry, and you know that Tom.^ It's more than psychiatry, and you know that Tom.
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^ You probably know as much about possession than most priests.
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^ It's more than psychiartry and you know that Tom, some of there problems come down to faith, there vocation, the meaning of there lives and I can't cut it anymore.
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.Some of their problems come down to faith, their vocation and meaning of their lives, and I can't cut it anymore.^ It's more than psychiartry and you know that Tom, some of there problems come down to faith, there vocation, the meaning of there lives and I can't cut it anymore.
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^ Some of their problems come down to faith, their vocation, and meaning of their lives, and I can't cut it anymore.
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I need out. I'm unfit. .I think I've lost my faith, Tom.^ I think I've lost my faith Tom.
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^ I think I've lost my faith, Tom.
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.Chris: What made you say that, Regan?^ CHRIS What made you say that Regan?
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^ CHRIS Regan, why are you reading that?
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^ CHRIS Karl if you put this in Regan's room I want you to tell me, now did you?
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.Do you know, sweetheart?^ Do you know sweetheart?
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Regan: Mother? What's wrong with me?
.Chris: It's just like the doctor said.^ CHRIS It's just like the doctor said, it's nerves and that's all.
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It's nerves, and that's all. .OK? You just take your pills and you'll be fine, really.^ Okay, you just take your pills and you'll be fine really.
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^ But it' worth watching though, altough 99% you'll be disappointed just because of this reason.
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^ CHRIS I really wouldn't know, you see Karl takes care of that.
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OK?

Dr. Klein: It's a symptom of a type of disturbance in the chemical-electrical activity of the brain. .In the case of your daughter, in the temporal lobe - it's up here - in the lateral part of the brain.^ In the case of your daughter in the temperal lobe, up here in the lateral part of the brain.
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^ But no-one was here except your daughter.
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^ DR. KLEIN Mrs. MacNeil the problem with your daughter is not her bed, it's her brain.
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It's rare, but it does cause bizarre hallucinations and usually just before a convulsion...the shaking of the bed. .It's doubtless due to muscular spasms.^ DR. KLEIN The shaking of the bed, that's doubtless due to musuclar spasms.
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Chris: Oh no. No, no. That was not a spasm. Look. I got on the bed. The whole bed was thumping and rising off the floor and shaking - the whole thing, with me on it!
Dr. Klein: Mrs. MacNeil, the problem with your daughter is not her bed, it's her brain.
Chris: So, uhm, what causes this...?
Dr. Klein: A lesion. A lesion in the temporal lobe. .It's a kind of seizure disorder.^ It's a kind of seizure disorder.
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.Chris: Now look Doc, I really don't understand how her whole personality could change.^ CHRIS Why, I don't understand?
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^ CHRIS Look doc, I really don't understand how her whole personality could change.
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^ CHRIS What was going on in there, how could she jump off the bed like that?
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Dr. Klein: The temporal lobe is very common...It could last for days or even weeks. .It isn't rare to find destructive, even criminal behavior.^ It isn't rare to find destructive or even criminal behaviour.
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.Chris: Hey, do me a favor, will ya?^ CHRIS Hey do me a favour will ya'.
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Tell me somethin' good.
Dr. Klein: Don't be alarmed. .If it's a lesion, in a way she's fortunate.^ If it's a lesion in a way she's fortunate.
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.All we have to do is remove the scar.^ All we have to do is remove the scar.
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.Chris: Well give me an example, like what specifically did she say?^ CHRIS Ya know, those things to get attention, like saying that her bed shakes and stuff.
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^ DR. KLEIN Well, you see, that's quite similar to things like her lying- uncharacter- CHRIS Wait a minute.
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^ CHRIS I mean, what if a person, let's say, was a criminal, like maybe a murderer or something, you know?
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Dr. Klein: Specifically Mrs. MacNeil she advised me to keep my fingers away from her goddamned cunt.

Dr. Klein: She's heavily sedated. .She'll probably sleep through tomorrow.^ She'll probably sleep through tomorrow.
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.Chris: What was going on in there?^ Chris demands answers from them: "What was going on in there?
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.How could she fly off the bed like that?^ CHRIS What was going on in there, how could she jump off the bed like that?
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^ How could she fly off the bed like that?"
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^ Regan falls back, the bed sheets fly off of the bed and the straps slowly rip apart.
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Dr. Klein: Pathological states can induce abnormal strength. .Accelerated motor performance.^ Accelerated motor performance.
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^ DR. TANNEY Pathological states can induce abnormal strength, accelerated motor performance.
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.Now, for example, say a 90 pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck.^ Now, for example, say a 90 pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck.
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^ For example, a ninety-pound women sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck, runs out and lifts the wheels half a foot up off the ground.
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.Runs out and lifts the wheels a half a foot up off the ground - you've heard the story - same thing here.^ For example, a ninety-pound women sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck, runs out and lifts the wheels half a foot up off the ground.
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^ CHUCK I suppose you've heard.
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^ You know the story, same thing here.
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.Same principle, I mean.^ Same principle, I mean.
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Chris: So what's wrong with her?
Dr. Klein: We still think the temporal lobe.
.Chris: Oh what are you talking about, for Christ's sakes?^ Chris: (hysterically) Oh what are you talking about, for Christ's sakes.
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^ Chris: Oh, Christ!
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.Did you see her or not?^ Did you see ''The Exorcist''?
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.She's acting like she's fucking out of her mind, psychotic, like a...^ She's acting like she's f--king out of her mind, psychotic, like a...
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^ She's acting like a fucking out of her mind psychotic or a split personality or...
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split personality or ...
Dr. Klein: There haven't been more than a hundred authentic cases of so-called split personality, Mrs. MacNeil. Now I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry. .But any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.^ But any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
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^ Now I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry, but any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
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Chris: So, what's next?
Dr. Klein: A pneumoencephalogram, I would think. .Pin down that lesion.^ DR. TANNEY A pneumoencephelogram, I would think, pin down that lesion.
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.It will involve another spinal.^ It will involve another spinal.
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.Chris: Oh, Christ!^ Chris: Oh, Christ!
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^ CHRIS Oh, Christ.
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^ CHRIS Oh Karl, Jesus Christ Karl, don't do that.
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Dr. Klein: What we missed in the EEG and the arteriograms could conceivably turn up there. .At least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.^ At least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.
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^ At the least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.
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^ Plus the various other things we mentioned would make it very probable, probable, not certain, that the deceased was killed and then pushed from your daughter's window.
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.Chuck: I suppose you heard.^ CHUCK You haven't heard.
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^ Chuck: You haven't heard.
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^ CHUCK I suppose you've heard.
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Chris: Heard what?
.Chuck: You haven't heard.^ CHUCK You haven't heard.
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^ Chuck: You haven't heard.
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^ CHUCK I suppose you've heard.
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Burke's dead. He must have been drunk. .He fell down from the top of the steps right outside.^ He fell down from the top of the steps right outside.
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^ He fell down from the top of the steps right outside, by the time he hit 'M' Street he'd broken his neck.
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^ EXTERIOR- PROSPECT STREET- TOP OF STEPS- DAY On a bright, sunny day, we are looking down the steps which are now clean.
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.By the time he hit M Street, he broke his neck.^ By the time he hit M Street, he broke his neck.
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.Psychiatrist: When I touch your forehead, open your eyes.^ A voice commands: "When I touch your forehead, open your eyes."
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^ We fade to black PSYCHIATRIST Now when I touch your forehead, open your eyes.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.How old are you?^ PSYCHIATRIST How old are you?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She has been put in an hypnotic trance (seated in a living room chair in her house) for questioning by the sweet-voiced psychiatrist: Psychiatrist: How old are you?
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Regan: Twelve.
Psychiatrist: Is there someone inside you?
Regan: Sometimes.
Psychiatrist: Who is it?
.Regan: I don't know.^ Regan: I don't know.
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^ REGAN I don't know, I just thought.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN I don't know.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Psychiatrist: Is it Captain Howdy?^ Psychiatrist: Is it Captain Howdy?
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^ PSYCHIATRIST Is it Captain Howdy?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Regan: I don't know.^ Regan: I don't know.
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^ REGAN I don't know, I just thought.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN I don't know.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Psychiatrist: If I ask him to tell me, will you let him answer?^ Let him fuck you!!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PSYCHIATRIST If I ask him to tell me, will you let him answer?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Psychiatrist: If I ask him to tell me, will you let him answer?
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Regan: No!
Psychiatrist: Why not?
Regan: I'm afraid.
.Psychiatrist: If he talks to me, I think he'll leave you.^ PSYCHIATRIST If he talks to me, I think he'll leave you.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Psychiatrist: If he talks to me, I think he'll leave you.
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^ You don't think a psychiatrist-?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Do you want him to leave you?^ Do you want him to leave you?
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  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Regan: Yes.
.Psychiatrist: I'm speaking to the person inside of Regan now.^ Psychiatrist: (he stands and addresses Regan's tormentor): I'm speaking to the person inside of Regan now.
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^ PSYCHIATRIST Are you the person inside of Regan?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PSYCHIATRIST I'm talking to the person inside of Regan now.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.If you are there, you too are hypnotized and must answer all my questions.^ If you are there, you too are hypnotized and must answer all my questions.
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^ If you are there you too are hypnotised and must answer all my questions.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS Oh you wouldn't talk, well I didn't have my make up man there.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Come forward and answer me now.^ Come forward answer me now.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[Regan growls and contorts on the bed]
.Psychiatrist: Are you the person inside of Regan?^ PSYCHIATRIST Are you the person inside of Regan?
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^ PSYCHIATRIST Are you comfortable Regan?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Psychiatrist: Is there someone inside you?
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Who are you?
[Regan slams her fist into the Psychiatrist's groin]

.Kinderman: Well, this desecration in the church.^ The detective suggests that the priest identify any of those he counsels who might be capable of committing the murder: Kinderman: Well, this desecration in the church.
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.Do you think this has anything to do with witchcraft?^ These desecration's in the church…you think they have anything to do with witchcraft?
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^ Do you think this has anything to do with witchcraft?
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Karras: Maybe. .Some rituals use the Black Mass.^ Some rituals used in Black Mass.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some rituals use the Black Mass.
  • The Exorcist (1973) 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.filmsite.org [Source type: General]

Maybe.
.Kinderman: And now, Dennings, you read how he died?^ KINDERMAN And Dennings, you read how he died?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Kinderman: And now, Dennings, you read how he died?
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^ You're also familiar with how last week he died?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Karras: In a fall.
.Kinderman: Let me tell ya how, and please Father, confidential.^ Kinderman: Let me tell ya how, and please Father, confidential.
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.Burke Dennings, good Father, was found at the bottom of those steps leading to M Street with his head turned completely around - facing backwards.^ Burke Dennings, good Father, was found at the bottom of those steps leading to 'M' Street, with his head turned completely around.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Burke Dennings, good Father, was found at the bottom of those steps leading to M Street with his head turned completely around - facing backwards.
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^ Dramatically timed, Kinderman also finds a small clay, pig-faced talisman [resembling the Pazuzu amulet found in Iraq] near the steps.
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.Karras: It didn't happen in the fall?^ Karras: It didn't happen in the fall?
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Kinderman: It's possible. Possible, however -
Karras: ...unlikely.
Kinderman: Exactly. .So on the one hand, we've got a witchcraft kind of murder, and on the other hand a Black Mass type desecration in the church.^ So on the one hand we've got a witchcraft type of murder and a Black Mass style of desecration in the church.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So on the one hand, we've got a witchcraft kind of murder, and on the other hand a Black Mass type desecration in the church.
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^ These desecration's in the church…you think they have anything to do with witchcraft?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Karras: You think the killer and the desecrator are the same?^ KARRAS You think the killer and the desecrator are the same?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Karras: You think the killer and the desecrator are the same?
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^ CHRIS No KARRAS Well I think you should.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Kinderman: Maybe somebody crazy.^ Kinderman: Maybe somebody crazy.
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^ KINDERMAN Maybe somebody crazy, someone with a spite against the church, some unconscious rebellion, perhaps.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Somebody with a spite against the church.^ KINDERMAN Maybe somebody crazy, someone with a spite against the church, some unconscious rebellion, perhaps.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some unconscious rebellion.^ KINDERMAN Maybe somebody crazy, someone with a spite against the church, some unconscious rebellion, perhaps.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Karras: A sick priest - is that it?^ KARRAS Sick priest, is that it?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Kinderman: Look, Father, this is hard for you.^ KINDERMAN Look, Father this is hard for you- please.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KINDERMAN No we haven't met, but they said I could tell; that you looked like a boxer.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KINDERMAN Let me tell you how Father, and please confidential.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Please, I understand, but for priests on the campus here, you're the psychiatrist.^ But for priests on the campus here, you're the psychiatrist; you'd know who was sick at the time, who wasn't.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DOCTOR Okay, now you're gonna feel a little stick here.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Whether you're writing fiction or memoir, you come to a certain understanding by the end of it.
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

.You know who was sick at the time, who wasn't.^ But for priests on the campus here, you're the psychiatrist; you'd know who was sick at the time, who wasn't.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KINDERMAN One last time: Can you think of some priest who fits the bill?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You know who I think really did it?
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.I mean, this kind of sickness.^ I mean this kind of sickness.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

You'd know that.
.Karras: I don't know anyone who fits that description.^ KARRAS I don't know.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS I don't know anyone who fits the description.
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^ I mean priests, doctor, lawyers I've talked to them all, I don't know anyone who hasn't felt that.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Kinderman: Ah! Doctor's ethics! .If you knew, you wouldn't tell, huh?^ If you knew you wouldn't tell, huh?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KINDERMAN Not to bother you with trivia, but a psychiatrist in sunny California was thrown in jail for not telling the judge what he knew about a patient.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You tell me you know for a fact that an exorcism wouldn't do any good!
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.Karras: No, I probably wouldn't.^ KARRAS No I wouldn't.
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^ KARRAS No I probably wouldn't.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Kinderman: Not to bother you with trivia, but a psychiatrist, in sunny California no less, was put in jail for not telling the police what he knew about a patient.^ KINDERMAN Not to bother you with trivia, but a psychiatrist in sunny California was thrown in jail for not telling the judge what he knew about a patient.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you knew you wouldn't tell, huh?
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^ Tell me, what do you know about the subject of witchcraft?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Karras: Is that a threat?
.Kinderman: No, I mention it only in passing.^ KINDERMAN No, I mentioned it only in passing.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS Incidentally I mention only in passing that I could tell the judge that it was a matter of confession.
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.Karras: Incidentally, I mention it only in passing.^ KARRAS Incidentally I mention only in passing that I could tell the judge that it was a matter of confession.
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^ KINDERMAN No, I mentioned it only in passing.
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.I could always tell the judge it was a matter of confession.^ KARRAS Incidentally I mention only in passing that I could tell the judge that it was a matter of confession.
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Dr. Barringer: There is one outside chance for a cure. .I think of it as shock treatment - as I said, it's a very outside chance...Have you ever heard of exorcism?^ I think of it as shock treatment.
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^ CLINIC DIRECTOR Have you ever heard of exorcism?
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.Well, it's a stylized ritual in which the rabbi or the priest try to drive out the so-called invading spirit.^ The Catholic priest holds up a cross and chants prayers to drive out the evil spirits.
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

.It's been pretty much discarded these days except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of an embarrassment, but uh, it has worked.^ It's pretty much discarded these days, except by the Catholics who keep it in the closet as a sort of embarrassment.
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In fact, although not for the reasons they think, of course. .It's purely a force of suggestion.^ It was purely the force of suggestion.
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.The victim's belief in possession is what helped cause it, so in that same way, a belief in the power of exorcism can make it disappear.^ The victim's belief in possession helped cause it; and just in the same way this belief in the power of exorcism can make it disappear.
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^ The belief that possession is the root cause of a seizure still holds sway in small numbers of people.
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

.Chris: You're telling me that I should take my daughter to a witch doctor?^ CHRIS Do you think I should take her to see a psychiatrist?
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^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
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^ CHRIS You're kidding!
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Is that it?

Kinderman: It's strange. .The deceased comes to visit - stays only 20 minutes.^ The deceased comes to visit, stays only twenty minutes, and leaves all alone a very sick girl.
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.And leaves all alone a very sick girl.^ The deceased comes to visit, stays only twenty minutes, and leaves all alone a very sick girl.
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And speaking plainly, Mrs. MacNeil, it isn't likely he would fall from a window. .Besides, a fall wouldn't do to his neck what we found, except maybe one chance in a thousand.^ Besides that, a fall wouldn't do to his neck what we found except maybe a chance in a thousand.
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.Nope, my hunch, my opinion - he was killed by a very powerful man - point one.^ I believe he was killed by a very powerful man: point one.
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.And the fracturing of his skull - point two.^ And the fracturing of the skull - point two - plus the various things I have mentioned, would make it very probable - probable, not certain - that the deceased was killed and then pushed from your daughter's window.
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.Plus the various other things we mentioned would make it very probable, probable, not certain, that the deceased was killed and then pushed from your daughter's window.^ And the fracturing of the skull - point two - plus the various things I have mentioned, would make it very probable - probable, not certain - that the deceased was killed and then pushed from your daughter's window.
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^ CHRIS Well thank you very much but why on earth would I want to bring Burke on your birthday?
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^ At the least, it would eliminate certain other possibilities.
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.But nobody was in the room, except your daughter.^ But no-one was here except your daughter.
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^ KINDERMAN Does your daughter remember if perhaps Mr. Dennings was in her room in her room that night?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KINDERMAN Incidentally, just a chance in a million, I know; but your daughter - you could possibly ask her if she saw Mr. Dennings in her room that night?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

So how can this be? .It could be one way.^ It could be one way: if someone came calling between the time Miss Spencer left and the time you returned.
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.If someone came calling between the time Miss Spencer left and the time you returned...^ It could be one way: if someone came calling between the time Miss Spencer left and the time you returned.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Chris: Judas Priest. Just a second.

.Chris: How do you go about getting an exorcism?^ CHRIS How are you today?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS If a person was possessed by a demon of some kind, how do you go about getting an exorcism?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS And how do you go about getting an exorcism?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Karras: I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing - I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century...Well, it just doesn't happen any more, Mrs. MacNeil...since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia...Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.

Chris: Someone very close to me is probably possessed and needs an exorcism. .Father Karras, it's my little girl.^ CHRIS Father Karras it's my little girl.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Karras: The Catholic Church insists on proof that the devil is really in a person. Then that's all the more reason to forget about exorcism...To begin with, it could make things worse. .Secondly, the church before it approves an exorcism conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted.^ KARRAS Well before the church approves an exorcism, it conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.That takes time...I need church approval and that's rarely given.^ KARRAS No I couldn't, I have to have church approval, and frankly, that's rarely given,- CHRIS Could you see her?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

I will see her as a psychiatrist.
Chris: Oh, not a psychiatrist. She needs a priest. .She's already seen every fucking psychiatrist in the world and they sent me to you.^ She's already seen every fucking psychiatrist in the world and they sent me to you, now you're gonna send me back to them!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Which I thoought every one should have already seen it ages ago...
  • The Exorcist [1973] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As other people who reviewed this movie already mentioned: If you haven't seen this classic, then you must see it.
  • The Exorcist [1973] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now you're gonna send me back to them?^ DOCTOR Okay, now you're gonna feel a little stick here.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DOCTOR Now Regan you're going to feel something, a little bit cold and wet.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS Are you gonna steal my shoes now?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Jesus Christ! .Won't somebody help me?...Can't you help her, just help her?^ Jesus Christ, won't somebody help her!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Karras: Hello, Regan.^ KARRAS Hello Regan.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.I'm a friend of your mothers.^ I'm a friend of your mother, I'd like to help you.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.I'd like to help you.^ I'm a friend of your mother, I'd like to help you.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Regan: Why not loosen the straps then?
.Karras: I'm afraid you might hurt yourself, Regan.^ KARRAS I'm affraid you might hurt yourself Regan.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON You might loosen the straps then.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Regan: I'm not Regan.
Karras: I see. .Well then, let's introduce ourselves.^ Well then let's introduce ourselves, I'm Damien Karras.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

I'm Damien Karras.
Regan: I'm the devil. .Now kindly undo these straps!^ Now kindly undo these straps!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Karras: If you're the devil, why not make the straps disappear?^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS If you're the devil, why not make the straps disappear?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says she's the devil himself and if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Regan: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.^ REGAN/DEMON That's much to vulgar a display of power Karras.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As Karras turns away, Regan raises her tied hands and deals him a powerful blow on the back of his head.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Karras: Where's Regan?
.Regan: In here - with us.^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Karras: Show me Regan and I'll loosen one of the straps.
.Regan: Can you help an old altar boy, Father?...^ Can you help an old altar boy?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/HOMELESS GUY Can you help an old altar boy Fa-dah?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS I think it would be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Your mother's in here with us, Karras.^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother sucks cocks in hell Karras, you faithless slime!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you wasn't a priest you'd be famous psychiatrist now on Park Avenue, your mother she'd be living in a penthouse instead of here.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Would you like to leave a message?^ Would you like to go?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And speaking plainly Mrs. MacNeil, as you say, it's not likely he would fall from a window.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.I'll see that she gets it.^ I'll see that she gets it.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Karras: If that's true, then you must know my mother's maiden name.^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS It's my mother Tom.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS If that's true, then you must know my mother's maiden name.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

What is it? What is it?
[Regan vomits onto Karras]

.Karras: Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good...I can't do it.^ KARRAS You look good.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says she's the devil himself and if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession...like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied...Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon.^ KARRAS Like her speaking in a language that she's never known or studied.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What are the tell-tale signs of demon possession?
  • WinterSteel.Com - The Exorcist & Exorcism 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.wintersteel.com [Source type: News]

^ I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.She says she's the devil himself.^ Look your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says she's the devil himself and if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.^ Look your daughter doesn't say she's a demon, she says she's the devil himself and if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PRESIDENT You're the best we've got.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KINDERMAN You've seen him.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. .Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.^ Six months, under observation in the best hospital you can find.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Chris: I'm telling you that that thing upstairs isn't my daughter.^ CHRIS You're telling me that, I should take my daughter to a witch doctor?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'd know in my gut and I'm telling you that that thing upstairs isn't my daughter!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS Did he tell you about my party?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Now I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except in her mind.^ You tell me you know for a fact that an exorcism wouldn't do any good!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except in her mind!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'd know in my gut and I'm telling you that that thing upstairs isn't my daughter!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

YOU TELL ME YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AN EXORCISM WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD! YOU TELL ME THAT!

.Regan: What an excellent day for an exorcism.^ REGAN/DEMON (Voice Over) What an excellent day for an exorcism.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Karras: You'd like that?^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS You'd like that?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS Do people tell you look like Paul Newman?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Regan: Intensely.
.Karras: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?^ KARRAS But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ INTERIOR- MACNEIL HOUSE- REGAN'S BEDROOM- DAY Karras pulls a tape recorder out of his bag and props an microphone on her bed near her.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Regan: It would bring us together.^ REGAN/DEMON It would bring us together.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Karras: You and Regan.^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother sucks cocks in hell Karras, you faithless slime!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Regan: You and us.^ REGAN/DEMON You and us.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Your mother's in here with us Karras, would you like to leave a message?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Karras: I think it might be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested.^ PSYCHIATRIST Are you the person inside of Regan?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS I'm affraid you might hurt yourself Regan.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS I think it would be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

So far, I'd say there seem to be three. She's convinced...
.Merrin: There is only one.^ She's convinced- MERRIN There's only one.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Merrin: I cast you out!^ MERRIN I cast you out!!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Unclean Spirt!
.Regan: Shove it up your ass, you faggot!^ REGAN/DEMON Shove it up your ass you faggot!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Stick your cock up her ass!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN Your gonna die up there.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Merrin: In the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!^ MERRIN ...in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who once and for all consigned that fallen tyrant to the flames of hell.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MERRIN Almighty Lord, word of God the father Jesus Christ, God and Lord of all creation, who gave to your holy apostle the power to tramp underfoot serpents and scorpions.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is he who commands you!^ It's God himself who commands you!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is he who commands you!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is he who flung you from the gates of Heaven to the depths of Hell!^ He who flung you from the heights of Heaven to the depths of hell!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Regan: Fuck Him!
Merrin: Be gone...
.Regan: Fuck Him, Karras!^ Regan stares at Father Karras and snakes her abnormaly long tongue in and out at him.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As Karras turns away, Regan raises her tied hands and deals him a powerful blow on the back of his head.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ REGAN/DEMON Fuck him Karras!!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Fuck Him!
.Merrin: ...from this creature of God!^ MERRIN ...from this creature of God!!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[Regan moaning]
Merrin: Be gone! .In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!^ MERRIN Save me o' God by thy name, by thy might defend my cause, proud men have risen up against me, men of violence seek my life, but God is my helper, the Lord sustains my life and every need he has delivered to me, glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this sign of the holy cross, of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the father and the holy spirit...
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Chris: Would you like some bourbon in that, father?^ CHRIS Where'd you ever get an idea like that?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS Would you like some more coffee?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CHRIS I thought you'd like to keep this.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Merrin: Well, my doctor says I shouldn't but thank God my will is weak.^ MERRIN Save your servant KARRAS Who places her trust in thee, my God.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


Karras: Why her? Why this girl?
.Merrin: I think the point is to make us despair.^ MERRIN I think the point is to make us dispair...
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

To see ourselves as... animal and ugly. .To make us reject the possibility that God could love us.^ To reject the possibillity that God could love us.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Regan: [in Karras' mother's voice] Dimmy, why did you do this to me?^ KARRAS (shouting) You're not my mother!!!
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why they did this to me Dimmy?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MRS. KARRAS How about you Dimmy?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.
.Karras: You're not my mother!^ KARRAS You're not my mother.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS It's my mother Tom.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ KARRAS Did you know my mother died recently?
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Merrin: Don't listen...Get out!^ MERRIN Don't listen.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


Chris: She doesn't remember any of it.
.Father Dyer: That's good.^ FATHER DYER That's good.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FATHER DYER Good bye.
  • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Taglines

  • 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.
  • The Devil Inside.
  • Somewhere Between Science And Superstition, There Is Another World.^ The old man walks to the base of the mound where another man who looks in command is there to greet him.
    • The Exorcist Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or William Friedkin 1973 movie 19 September 2009 16:30 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    The World Of Darkness.
  • Nobody Expected It, Nobody Believed It, And Nobody Could Stop It. The One Hope, The Only Hope: THE EXORCIST.

Cast

External links

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Citable sentences

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