Carrie (1976)

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Movie Info & Cast


Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.


  • Sissy Spacek
  • Piper Laurie
  • Amy Irving
  • William Katt
  • John Travolta
  • Nancy Allen
  • Betty Buckley
  • P.J. Soles
  • Priscilla Pointer
  • Sydney Lassick

Did You Know?


  • Amy Irving's feature film debut.
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  • When the mirror shatters while Carrie is praying, it shatters into many small pieces but when the mother comes into the room and the mirror is fixed, it was only broken into a few large pieces.
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    • [referring to Carrie's prom gown]
    • Margaret White: Red. I might have known it would be red.
    • Carrie: It's pink, Mama.
    • [presenting her corsage]
    • Carrie: Look what Tommy gave me, Mama. Aren't they beautiful?
    • Margaret White: I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will.
    • Carrie: Breasts, Mama. They're called breasts, and every woman has them.
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5.0 out of 5



Carrie, on the other hand, is frighteningly feminine, a slap in the face of those charging De Palma with misogyny as fierce as the one Betty Buckley whales across Nancy Allen’s face.

Metacritic review by Eric Henderson
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Brian De Palma's Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that's the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A voluptuously shot horror movie, with Piper Laurie (as Carrie's fanatically religious mom) and some nasty teens played by Amy Irving, Nancy Allen and John Travolta.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune