The Ninth Configuration

1980

Action / Comedy / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

46
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 4965

Synopsis


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Cast

Scott Wilson as Capt. Billy Cutshaw
Stacy Keach as Col. Vincent Kane
Robert Loggia as Lt. Bennish
Joe Spinell as Lt. Spinell
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by a_chinn 7 / 10

Flawed but interesting and ambitious film about religion, good/evil, and religion.

Interesting film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, the author of "The Exorcist." Stacey Keach plays the new commanding officer in charge of a castle that serves as a military insane asylum. The film is a bit uneven in tone, at times surreal, at other moments comedic, and deadly serious at others. I suppose that is the nature of insanity, which is a focus of the film, but it did make the film less a cohesive whole. Part "Catch 22," part "Slaughterhouse Five," part "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and with heavy religious overtones, it's a well crafted film that's filled with striking imagery and strong performances, particularly Keach and Scott Wilson (now better known now as Hershel on "The Walking Dead"). Wilson and Keach share one of the film's strongest sequences in a bar where Keach prostrates himself in order to save Wilson from a beating by a biker gang (one of whom is the menacing Richard Lynch). The strong cast also includes Jason Miller, Neville Brand, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, and Tom Atkins. Overall, this film is a mixed bag, but there are enough strong points to the film to make it well worth watching and likely revisiting.

Reviewed by tflynn-46074 10 / 10

Very Good unknown cult flick

William Peter Blatty purportedly produced this as a sequel to the Exorcist and while much different, there are similar themes. Scott Wilson is a standout is what is one of his best performances. Stacy Keach matches him in an understated (for the most part) performance. It is really a shame this movie disappeared in 1980 as it is one of the more interesting flicks made then. Bravo Bill Blatty !

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10

oddity

An isolated castle in the Pacific northwest serves as the last secret experimental insane asylum for the US military. Billy Cutshaw (Scott Wilson) broke down after getting dragged out of a moon-bound rocket after an aborted launch. Psychiatrist Colonel Kane (Stacy Keach) is the new commanding officer. Colonel Richard Fell (Ed Flanders) is the world-weary medic. Kane indulges the patients in their delusions.

This is not quite at the level of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Stacy Keach is deliberately stiff which dampens the humor. He's almost robotic. There are some wacky characters in weird craziness but it's mostly dark seriousness. It's a real oddity and an original creation. While the rest of Hollywood zigs, this one zags.

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