The Ninth Configuration

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Run time: 118 mins

In Theaters: Friday 29th February 1980

Production compaines: Ninth Configuration

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: Stacy Keach as Col. Vincent Kane, Scott Wilson as Capt. Billy Cutshaw, Ed Flanders as Col. Richard Fell, Neville Brand as Maj. Marvin Groper, George DiCenzo as Capt. Fairbanks, Moses Gunn as Maj. Nammack, Robert Loggia as Lt. Bennish, Joe Spinell as Lt. Spinell, Alejandro Rey as Lt. Gomez, Tom Atkins as Sgt. Krebs, Steve Sandor as 1st Cyclist (Stanley), Richard Lynch as 2nd Cyclist (Richard), William Peter Blatty as Dr. Fromme, Jason Miller as Lt. Frankie Reno

The Ninth Configuration Movie Review


Decidedly weird, The Ninth Configuration is a slow burn of a thriller that gives us Stacy Keach in a dead-on performance as a marine psychiatrist brought in to do his doctoring in a (what else) converted, remote castle in the Pacific Northwest. Namely, he interacts with NASA astronaut-gone-nuts Scott Wilson (equally good, if not better), until it starts to surface that Keach's character may not be altogether there himself. It's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by way of Jacob's Ladder. Written and directed by William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist). Very capable, though it flounders considerably in the final act. Still worth checking out, though.

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