9- The Exorcist
Tagline: 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 Exorsist.
This re-release of this 1973 film stars Linda Blair in a head-turning performance as a youg girl possessed by demons.
Max Von Sydow plays a maverick priest striving to save her. Restored director’s cut includes 11 minutes of additional footage.
Young Regan, Blair, suddenly starts speaking Latin, bouncing around on a shaking bed and rotating her head 360 degrees, so her famous-actress mom searches for answers, finally employing the services of a priest-psychiatrist and a legendary exorcist played by Max von Sydow whose battles with the devil have left him frail.
This classical Horror is rated R for strong language and disturbing images.
Aside from Blair and Sydow, the cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and Lee J. Cobb.
The movie was directed by William Friedkin, written and produced by William Peter Blatty and released by Warner Bros.
Its running time is 2 hours and 12 minutes.
In its 5th week re-release the movie has made $2,900,000, giving it a total of $34,800,000.
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