A secret government center for high-ranking officials who have had mental breakdowns is the location of this unsettling drama about a brilliant, unorthodox psychiatrist who turns out to be crazier than his patients. William Peter Blatty won the Golden Globe in 1980 for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
William Peter Blatty - Novelist/Writer/Director
Ed Flanders - American TV Actor
Jason Miller - American actor, playwright, THE EXORCIST
Scott Wilson - American Character Actor
Stacy Keach - American actor, FAT CITY. MIKE HAMMER
Walter Stacy Keach Jr. - American actor, FAT CITY. MIKE HAMMER
Stacey Keach - American actor, FAT CITY. MIKE HAMMER
Insightful drama about the inhabitants of a military asylum for insane soldiers, and the army psychoanalyst hired to help them. Unfortunately the doctor is more demented than his patients.
Theatrical Release: August 8, 1980. This film is available in many different running times. Novelist-screenwriter William Peter Blatty made his directorial debut with "The Ninth Configuration."
"...This final cut includes much comic dialogue variously absent from other versions....And notably adds a haunting pre-credits overture..." - 07/??/1999 Sight and Sound, p.50
"...A straightforward and powerful conclusion..." - 02/06/1980 Variety