The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration

Director: William Peter Blatty Cast: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders

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The Ninth Configuration

William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, proved a workmanlike producer/director for 1979's The Ninth Configuration. Army psychiatrist Col. Kane (Stacy Keach) (teetering on the sanity brink himself) tries to minister to the patients in a military mental hospital. The fact that the hospital is located in a brooding old castle is hardly conducive to speedy recoveries. Nor does the mid-film barroom brawl indicate that Kane's approach to mental health is all that workable. Blatty adapted the screenplay for The Ninth Configuration from his own novel Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane (which also served as the film's title during one of its many releases). It is hard to tell if what you're going to see is the "director's cut," since there are several versions of this film, running anywhere from 99 to 140 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
UPC: 0759731710824
Original Release: 1979
Rating: R
Source: Henstooth Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 16,228

Special Features

Audio commentary by writer-director William Peter Blatty; Featurette with film critic Mark Kermode; Deleted scenes & outtakes; Optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Col. Kane
Scott Wilson Capt. Cutshaw
Ed Flanders Col. Fell
John Miller Lt. Reno
Neville Brand Maj. Groper
Moses Gunn Maj. Nammack
George DiCenzo Capt. Fairbanks
Robert Loggia Lt. Bennish
Joe Spinell Spinell
Alejandro Rey Lt. Gomez
Tom Atkins Sgt. Krebs
Steve Sandor First Cyclist
Richard Lynch Second Cyclist
Bill Lucking Highway Patrolman
David Healy 1st General
Tom Shaw Priest
Bruce Boa Sergeant in Combat Shack
Bobby Bass Driver
Mark Gordon Sergeant Gilman

Technical Credits
William Peter Blatty Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Battle Davis Editor
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
Sydney Ann Kee Set Decoration/Design
Peter Lee-Thompson Editor
Andrew London Sound/Sound Designer
William Malley Production Designer
William Paul Executive Producer
Tom Shaw Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Roberto Silvi Editor
Barry De Vorzon Score Composer
Marvin Wallowitz Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Washington Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ninth Configuration
1. Start
2. Hail the Shrink
3. Welcome to Transylvania
4. All Secure
5. Groper's Letter
6. Psychodrama
7. God's Example
8. Killer Kane
9. Barroom Brawl
10. Provoked
11. A Sign
12. End Credits

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw the movie ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane'' in 1979 in Dallas, Texas. Went to Dallas from Oklahoma City for the express reason of seeing this movie, knowing that it would never surface in OKC. The movie was dynamic and I had to see it once more. The movie was a financial flop and was removed from existance. Was thrilled to hear that it was made into a video under its new name. Cannot wait to see the video and hope that it is exactly the same. Stacey Keach was wonderful in the movie. In my opinion, the new title is not near as interesting as the original. Hope everyone has the chance to see the movie. It is worth the effort. nbw