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The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut)

Q & A with William Friedkin

No Premiere
Friday, October 18, 2002 - 2:30am
Run Time: 
2h 2min
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Directed by: 
William Friedkin
Produced by: 
William Peter Blatty
Written by: 
"William Peter Blatty (screenplay and novel)
Main Cast: 
Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Linda Blair,
About the Director(s): 

Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with Orson Welles after seeing Citizen Kane (1941). He went to work for WGN TV immediately after graduating from high school where he started making documentaries, one of which won the Golden Gate Award more