The Ninth Configuration

The Ninth Configuration (1980)

How do you fight a war called madness?

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Mystery, Horror
  • Release Date: 1980-02-29
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 133 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Ninth Configuration
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Peter Blatty
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From 133 Ratings


Army psychiatrist Colonel Kane is posted to a secluded gothic castle housing a military asylum. With a reserved calm, he indulges the inmates' delusions, allowing them free rein to express their fantasies.

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  • Stacy Keach

    as Col. Vincent Kane
  • Scott Wilson

    as Capt. Billy Cutshaw
  • Jason Miller

    as Lt. Frankie Reno
  • Ed Flanders

    as Col. Richard Fell
  • Neville Brand

    as Maj. Marvin Groper
  • George DiCenzo

    as Capt. Fairbanks
  • Moses Gunn

    as Maj. Nammack
  • Robert Loggia

    as Lt. Bennish
  • Joe Spinell

    as Lt. Spinell
  • Alejandro Rey

    as Lt. Gomez
  • Tom Atkins

    as Sgt. Krebs
  • Steve Sandor

    as 1st Cyclist
  • Richard Lynch

    as 2nd Cyclist
  • William Peter Blatty

    as Dr. Fromme (uncredited)
  • Bruce Boa

    as Sergeant in combat shack
  • Gordon Mark

    as Sgt. Gilman
  • William Lucking

    as Highway Patrolman
  • Stephen Powers

    as Sgt. Christian
  • David Healy

    as 1st General
  • William Paul

    as 2nd General
  • Tom Shaw

    as Priest
  • Gordon K. Kee

    as Inmate
  • Linda Blatty

    as Waitress
  • Hobby Gilman

    as Marine Corporal
  • Marilyn Raymon

    as Cyclist
  • Bobby Bass

    as Driver
  • Billy Blatty

    as Young Kane
Writing William Peter Blatty Screenplay
Writing William Peter Blatty Novel
Directing William Peter Blatty Director
Production William Peter Blatty Producer
Production William Paul Executive Producer
Art J. Dennis Washington Art Direction
Editing Roberto Silvi Editor
Camera Gerry Fisher Director of Photography
Editing Battle Davis Editor
Editing Peter Lee-Thompson Editor
Art Bill Malley Production Design
Sound Barry De Vorzon Original Music Composer
Editing Tony de Zarraga Editor
Camera Steve Stafford Camera Operator
Sound John Caper Jr. Music Editor
Art Sydney Ann Smith-Kee Set Decoration
Sound Gordon Ecker Supervising Sound Editor
Directing John Franco Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Tom Bronson Costume Design
Lighting Laurie Shane Gaffer
Camera Egon Endrényi Still Photographer
Camera Mike Rutter Assistant Camera
Sound Stan Gilbert Dialogue Editor
Crew Jeannie Epper Stunts
Production Tom Shaw Associate Producer
Editing Peter Taylor Supervising Editor
Sound Colin Charles Sound
Sound Marvin Walowitz Sound Editor
Sound Andrew London Sound Editor
Sound David Pettijohn Sound Editor
Sound Lon Bender Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Robert L. Harman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jim Cook Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Charles Grenzbach Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Willard Flanagin Special Effects
Camera Jimmy Waters Key Grip
Art Tom Shaw Jr. Property Master
Production Jack Baur Casting Consultant
Production Anne Shaw Production Coordinator
Production Gordon K. Kee Production Accountant
Crew Bobby Bass Stunt Coordinator
Crew Tim Rossovich Stunts
Crew Gary Epper Stunts