The Exorcist
  • Director(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    1999

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    117m

  • Cast

    Vincent Russell, John Mahon, Reverend John Nicola, Eileen Dietz, Yvonne Jones, Richard Callinan, Mason Curry (voice), William Peter Blatty, Mary Boylan, Robert Gerringer, Mercedes McCambridge (voice), Donna Mitchell, Roy Cooper, Wallace Rooney, Ron Faber, Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, Gina Petrushka, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Reverend Thomas Bermingham, Pete Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Reverend William O'Malley S. J., Barton Heyman, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Burstyn

Film

The Exorcist

Contains strong horror, language and sex references
  • Director(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    1999

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    117m

  • Cast

    Vincent Russell, John Mahon, Reverend John Nicola, Eileen Dietz, Yvonne Jones, Richard Callinan, Mason Curry (voice), William Peter Blatty, Mary Boylan, Robert Gerringer, Mercedes McCambridge (voice), Donna Mitchell, Roy Cooper, Wallace Rooney, Ron Faber, Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, Gina Petrushka, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Reverend Thomas Bermingham, Pete Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Reverend William O'Malley S. J., Barton Heyman, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Burstyn

THE EXORCIST is a US horror film in which a young girl is possessed by a demon.

Threat

There are frequent scenes of strong threat and horror in which a young girl's physical appearance and behaviour alters as she falls deeper under the control of a demonic spirit. Her face appears to decay, and she is seen levitating, thrashing wildly on a bed and vomiting. In one sequence she also thrusts a bloodied crucifix between her legs.

In other scenes characters glimpse the face of the demonic spirit and experience supernatural occurrences. There is also a protracted sequence in which the young girl undergoes a series of medical tests which appear to cause her discomfort.

Language

Occasional use of strong language ('f**k', 'c**ksucker', 'motherf**ker') occurs, as well as infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t') spoken by the possessed girl.

Sex

There are occasional strong sex references, including to oral and anal sex, and sexualised uses of strong language ('f**k'). These are primarily spoken by the possessed girl.

  • Classified date

    10/06/1999

  • BBFC reference

    BVF029742

  • Language

    English