Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Exorcist Steps
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In the film's climactic ending, Father Karras (actor Jason Miller) plummets the seventy-five steps to his death.
Commemorated on this day, October 30, 2015.
Muriel Bowser Jack Evans
Mayor Ward 2 Councilmember
Location. 38° 54.337′ N, 77° 4.21′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 36th Street NW and Canal Road / M. Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollywood on the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Prospect House (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holy Trinity Parish (about 500 feet away); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 600 feet away); Francis Scott Key The Star-Spangled Banner (about 700 feet away); Francis Scott Key Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . .
1. The Exorcist Steps Commemoration, 10/30/15. DC Entertain and the DC Mayor' Office 24 minute video of the commemoration ceremony for the steps and marker. Includes appearances by the Mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser, the director of the film, Willam Friedkin (about 11 minutes in), and the author of the novel and screenplay, William Peter Blatty (about 15 minutes in). The unveiling of the marker is about 22 minutes in, almost at the end. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.)
2. Filming the stunt at The Exorcist Steps. A one minute excerpt from the documentary Fear of God featuring Marcel Vercouture (special effects for the film) discussing how the step scene was filmed. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.)
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