The Ninth Configuration

"Very Good"

The Ninth Configuration Review


Decidedly weird, The Ninth Configuration is a slow burn of a thriller that gives us Stacy Keach in a dead-on performance as a marine psychiatrist brought in to do his doctoring in a (what else) converted, remote castle in the Pacific Northwest. Namely, he interacts with NASA astronaut-gone-nuts Scott Wilson (equally good, if not better), until it starts to surface that Keach's character may not be altogether there himself. It's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by way of Jacob's Ladder. Written and directed by William Peter Blatty (The Exorcist). Very capable, though it flounders considerably in the final act. Still worth checking out, though.


The Ninth Configuration

Facts and Figures

Run time: 118 mins

In Theaters: Friday 29th February 1980

Production compaines: Ninth Configuration

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Col. Vincent Kane, as Capt. Billy Cutshaw, as Col. Richard Fell, as Maj. Marvin Groper, as Capt. Fairbanks, as Maj. Nammack, as Lt. Bennish, as Lt. Spinell, Alejandro Rey as Lt. Gomez, as Sgt. Krebs, Steve Sandor as 1st Cyclist (Stanley), as 2nd Cyclist (Richard), as Dr. Fromme, as Lt. Frankie Reno

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