The Exorcist

But local police acted swiftly to ban any underage moviegoers from entering a screening of The Exorcist regardless of whether they were accompanied by an adult :. After conferring with the U. Attorney's Office, officers from the police department's morals division warned the management of the Cinema Theater that arrests would be made if any more tickets were sold for use by minors.

A sign was put up at the theater's box office reading, As a result of a ruling by the U. District Attorney's Office, no one under the age of 17 will be admitted to The Exorcist. They stated that the movie's lack of nudity or overt sexuality meant it qualified for an R, not X, rating.

While The Exorcist was a box office hit when it was released in the UK ina handful of local religious groups protested the film's release and ended up getting it banned in certain areas.

But it faced an even The Exorcist challenge several years after being released on VHS. While the movie was released without issue inthe Video Recordings Act led to the movie being pulled from shelves in Because the film featured a year-old girl there was concern that it would be particularly appealing to kids in that same age demographic. It took more than a decade for the film to be made available to home viewers; init was finally re-released.

Under the threat of legal action, her name was The Exorcist added to the credits. Top cast Edit. Lee J. Cobb Lt. William Kinderman as Lt. William Kinderman. Kitty Winn Sharon as Sharon. Barton Heyman Dr. Klein as Dr. Peter Masterson Dr.

Barringer - Clinic Director as Dr. Barringer - Clinic Director as Pete Masterson. Gina Petrushka Willi as Willi. Robert Symonds Dr. Taney as Dr. Arthur Storch Psychiatrist as Psychiatrist. William Friedkin. William Peter The Exorcist written for the screen by novel. More like this. Storyline Edit. A visiting actress in Washington, D. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with The Exorcist mother's terminal sickness.

And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy. The movie you've been waiting for And I guess I was naive to think that. But it was very exhilarating to be involved in a lot of those conversations that you find yourself in. Start the Conversation.

The Bergman film is a humanist classic. The Friedkin film is an exploitation of the most fearsome resources of the cinema. That does not make it evil, but it does not make it noble, either. The difference, maybe, is between great art and great craftsmanship. Friedkin has the answers; the problem is that we doubt he believes them. Our objections, our questions, occur in The Exorcist intellectual context after the movie has ended.

During the movie there are no reservations, but only experiences. We feel shock, horror, nausea, fear, and some small measure of dogged hope. Rarely do movies affect us so deeply. Add The Exorcist. Cancel Save. Universal Conquest Wiki. This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at The Exorcist Film.

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