The Exorcist
  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2000

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    127m

  • Cast

    Reverend John Nicola, Vincent Russell, Yvonne Jones, John Mahon, Mason Curry (voice), Eileen Dietz, Mary Boylan, Richard Callinan, Mercedes McCambridge (voice), William Peter Blatty, Robert Gerringer, Ron Faber, Donna Mitchell, Roy Cooper, Wallace Rooney, Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, Reverend Thomas Bermingham, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Pete Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Gina Petrushka, 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

  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2000

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    127m

  • Cast

    Reverend John Nicola, Vincent Russell, Yvonne Jones, John Mahon, Mason Curry (voice), Eileen Dietz, Mary Boylan, Richard Callinan, Mercedes McCambridge (voice), William Peter Blatty, Robert Gerringer, Ron Faber, Donna Mitchell, Roy Cooper, Wallace Rooney, Vasiliki Maliaros, Titos Vandis, Reverend Thomas Bermingham, Robert Symonds, Arthur Storch, Pete Masterson, Rudolf Schundler, Gina Petrushka, 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

    02/01/2002

  • BBFC reference

    DVF029742

  • Language

    English