The Exorcist

Audio problem: At the end of the movie Chris calls to Father Dyer from her car and says, "I thought you'd like to keep this". If you read her lips she just says, "I thought you'd like this". (02:05:25)

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Audio problem: After Chris is startled by the exploding flame in the attic there's a shot of the bell tower of a church as a priests carries flowers into the courtyard. If you look closely the bell we hear overdubbed from the tower is not moving. (00:31:05)

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Audio problem: In Doctor Klein's office Regan spits at him as he tries to give her an injection. We hear it but if you look closely nothing comes out of her mouth. (00:47:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning of the movie, the old priest is in Northern Iraq and you can see the shadow of a microphone on his hat.

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Demon: I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras: Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
Demon: And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.
Father Damien Karras: If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?
Demon: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

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Trivia: According to writer William Peter Blatty, the shooting of the film was supposed to be about 90 days long. It ended up being shot in about 210 days. He states that 'strange and sinister things happened from the very beginning.'.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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Question: Was "caption howdy" the demon? Or did Regen make him up, the way some kids do?

Answer: The implication is that Captain Howdy was the name the demon gave itself while communicating with Regen prior to its possession of her.

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Answer: It was indeed Pazuzu, he wanted Regan to believe he was some friendly entity to gain her trust. Thus the Captain Howdy facade.

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