The Exorcist
  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    1973

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    127m

  • Cast

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

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Film

The Exorcist

Contains very strong language, strong threat and supernatural horror

When a 12 year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

  • Directors(s)

    William Friedkin

  • Production Year

    1973

  • Genre(s)

    Horror, Drama, Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    127m

  • Cast

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

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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.

UseRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
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The Exorcist (Director's Cut)Cinema131m 59sWarner Brothers28/09/2000
The ExorcistCinema121m 39sWarner Brothers10/08/1990
The ExorcistCinema121m 39sColumbia-Warner Dists28/01/1974
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The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming126m 44sWarner Home Video Ltd20/10/2010
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming116m 42sOn Demand Management Ltd12/11/2004
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming126m 43sWarner Home Video Ltd02/01/2002
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming126m 40sWarner Home Video Ltd02/01/2002
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming116m 40sWarner Home Video Ltd10/06/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming116m 40sWarner Home Video Ltd25/02/1999
UseRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
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The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 27sWarner Home Video Ltd26/01/2001
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 47sWarner Home Video Ltd26/01/2001
The Exorcist - Tv SpotsPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 30sWarner Home Video Ltd20/12/2000
The Exorcist (Director's Cut)Cinema1m 40sWarner Brothers28/09/2000
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 59sWarner Home Video Ltd25/05/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 29sWarner Home Video Ltd25/05/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 29sWarner Home Video Ltd25/05/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 37sWarner Home Video Ltd09/04/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 41sWarner Home Video Ltd09/04/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 27sWarner Home Video Ltd09/04/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 59sWarner Home Video Ltd09/04/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 30sWarner Home Video Ltd09/04/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming0m 30sWarner Home Video Ltd09/04/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 28sWarner Home Video Ltd19/02/1999
The ExorcistPhysical media + VOD/Streaming1m 37sWarner Home Video Ltd19/02/1999
The ExorcistCinema0m 54sWarner Brothers10/09/1998
The ExorcistCinema1m 42sWarner Brothers24/04/1998
  • Classified date

    20/10/2010

  • BBFC reference

    GVF029742

  • Language

    English