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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Continuity mistake: The Psychiatrist that hypnotizes Regan is wearing a tie that in the close-ups, is retied differently as the scene progresses. (01:02:05)

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Question: What was the significance of the father being an absentee dad? Did that make Reagan more vulnerable to being possessed?

Answer: The demon wants everyone to lose hope for the girl and give up on her. Her father, having already flown the coop, just makes this goal that much easier.

TonyPH

Answer: It's possible it made her more vulnerable, but the mother, being a big movie star with an adolescent child would probably be divorced at this stage. It was more likely a literary choice by the author. Fewer characters make for a less complicated plot and eliminates the need to add an additional character who may not serve the story in a meaningful way.

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