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The ninth configuration

Author: William Peter BlattyStacy KeachScott WilsonJason MillerEd FlandersAll authors
Publisher: [Las Cruces, NM] : Hen's Tooth Video : Westchester Films, Inc., 2014. ©1979
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an experimental government center for troubled Vietnam veterans, the inmates run the asylum. One works on an adaptation of Shakespeare--for dogs. Another fancies himself a caped superhero. Still others masquerade as frogmen, nurses, nuns, pirates, doctors. Yet Colonel Vincent Kane, the psychiatrist in charge, eyes all with a stoic reserve. Maybe too stoic: there's a mystery here. And its final resolution is like  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Fantasy films
Fiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William Peter Blatty; Stacy Keach; Scott Wilson; Jason Miller; Ed Flanders; Neville Brand; George DiCenzo; Moses Gunn; Robert Loggia; Hen's Tooth Video (Firm); Westchester Films Inc.
OCLC Number: 1011164967
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles on DVD.
Notes: Based on the novel by W.P. Blatty: Twinkle, twinkle, "Killer" Kane.
Released as a theatrical motion picture in 1979.
Special features: Audio commenary by writer/director William Peter Blatty ; featurette with film critic Mark Kermode ; deleted scenes and outtakes.
Credits: Director of photography, Gerry Fisher ; music composed by Barry DeVorzon ; film editors, T. Battle Davis, Roberto Silvi, Peter Lee-Thompson.
Cast: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George DiCenzo, Moses Gunn, Robert Loggia, Joe Spinell, Alejandro Rey.
Awards: Golden Globes, 1981: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby digital mono 2.0.
Other Titles: William Peter Blatty's The ninth configuration
9th configuration
Responsibility: the Ninth Configuration Company ; written, produced and directed by William Peter Blatty.

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In an experimental government center for troubled Vietnam veterans, the inmates run the asylum. One works on an adaptation of Shakespeare--for dogs. Another fancies himself a caped superhero. Still others masquerade as frogmen, nurses, nuns, pirates, doctors. Yet Colonel Vincent Kane, the psychiatrist in charge, eyes all with a stoic reserve. Maybe too stoic: there's a mystery here. And its final resolution is like a thunderclap.

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