William Peter Blatty – The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Toronto International Film Festival writes:
Exorcist author William Peter Blatty intended for his adaptation of his own novel Twinkle, Twinkle, “Killer” Kane to be directed by William Friedkin; when studios rejected the script, Blatty put up half the budget himself, convinced the Pepsi-Cola conglomerate to provide the balance, and stepped behind the camera to make his directorial debut. Set near the end of the Vietnam War, The Ninth Configuration takes place in a spectacular castle that has been commandeered as a mental hospital for military veterans. An Army psychiatrist, Col. Kane (Stacy Keach), arrives to take charge of the eccentric patients, but his charges soon come to suspect that the good doctor may be even more disturbed than they are. In addition to the crazed Keach, Blatty’s esoteric, wildly offbeat black comedy sports an eclectic ensemble of character actors — including Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, and Jason Miller (The Exorcist’s Father Merrin) — spouting off endlessly quotable quips.

2.86GB | 1 h 57 min | 1024×428 | mkv



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