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The Exorcist(1973)

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  • Expanded re-release in United States October 27, 2000
  • Limited re-release in United States March 17, 2000
  • Limited re-release in United States September 22, 2000
  • Released in United States April 1981
  • Released in United States August 1996
  • Released in United States November 2000
  • Released in United States September 2000
  • Released in United States Winter December 26, 1973
  • Re-released in United States on Video August 25, 1998
  • Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-17, 2000.
  • Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival (Gala) August 17-28, 2005.
  • Shown at London Film Festival (Treasures from the Archives/2000 re-release version) November 1-16, 2000.
  • Shown at MIFED in Milan October 1989.
  • Shown at Radio City Film Festival August 1996.
  • Limited re-release in United States March 17, 2000 (2000 re-release Version)
  • Released in United States April 1981 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition ("Scared to Death": Horror Movie Marathon) April 2-23, 1981.)
  • Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Radio City Film Festival August 1996.)
  • Re-released in United States on Video August 25, 1998 (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
  • Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 8-17, 2000.)
  • Limited re-release in United States September 22, 2000
  • Expanded re-release in United States October 27, 2000
  • Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Treasures from the Archives/2000 re-release version) November 1-16, 2000.)
  • Released in United States Winter December 26, 1973
  • Began shooting June 5, 1989.
  • Completed shooting August 7, 1989.
  • In 2002, a version based on a script by Caleb Carr was greenlit by Morgan Creek. During pre-production, the project's first director, John Frankenheimer, suffered a stroke and died. Paul Schrader stepped in.Principal photography took place in Morocco and Italy, wrapping in early 2003. But Schrader's $40-million production was scrapped. Schrader was dismissed and Renny Harlin was brought in. Although elements of Schrader's version remain, "The Exorcist: The Beginning" was rewritten, recast (with Skarsgard persuaded to return) and re-shot - at an additional cost of nearly $60 million. Director Paul Schrader's original version of the film will be given a limited threatrical release by Warner Bros. on May 20, 2005.
  • In 2002, a version based on a script by Caleb Carr was greenlit by Morgan Creek. During pre-production, the project's first director, John Frankenheimer, suffered a stroke and died. Paul Schrader stepped in.Principal photography took place in Morocco and Italy, wrapping in early 2003. But Schrader's $40-million production was scrapped. Schrader was dismissed and Renny Harlin was brought in. Although elements of Schrader's version remain, "The Exorcist: The Beginning" was rewritten, recast (with Skarsgard persuaded to return) and re-shot - at an additional cost of nearly $60 million. Director Paul Schrader's original version of the film will be given a limited threatrical release by Warner Bros. on May 20, 2005.
  • Billy Crawford was also excluded in the re-shoots.
  • Film was released in three versions. The original at 117 minutes, with the original ending removed at 112 minutes, and a re-edited version at 102 minutes.
  • Gabriel Mann was replaced as Father William Francis in the re-shoots due to a scheduling conflict.
  • Lead actor Liam Neeson left during pre-production and was replaced by Stellan Skarsgrd.
  • Tom McLoughlin was previously attached to direct.
  • Feature screenwriting debut for best-selling author Caleb Carr.
  • Film debut of Linda Blair.
  • Released in USA on video.
  • Based on the William Peter Blatty novel The Exorcist (New York, 1971).
  • Clara Bellar was written out of the script in the re-shoots and replaced by a new female lead played by Isabella Scorupco.
  • Prequel to the classic horror film "The Exorcist" (USA/1973), directed by William Friedkin and starring Max Von Sydow, Jason Miller and Linda Blair.
  • William Peter Blatty's novel, "The Exorcist," was first published in 1971.