Movie: The Exorcist Release Date: December 26, 1973 Director: William Friedkin Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran. Jason Miller, Linda Blair. Tag Lines: “The movie you’ve been waiting for…without the wait.” “Something beyond comprehension is happening to a girl on this street, in this house . . ….