The Exorcist
  • Director(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2001

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    127m

  • Cast

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

Film

The Exorcist

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

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    2001

  • Genre(s)

    Horror

  • Approx. running minutes

    127m

  • Cast

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

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

    EVF029742

  • Language

    English