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The Ninth Configuration (1980)

A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S.M.C. soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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A new commanding officer arrives at a remote castle serving as an insane asylum for crazy and AWOL U.S.M.C. soldiers where he attempts to rehabilitate them by allowing them to live out their crazy fantasies while combating his own long-suppressed insanity. Written by matt-282

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It will take you to the edge of your mind! See more »


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29 February 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane  »

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| (re-issue) | (combined extended) | (1982)

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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

William Peter Blatty has said that he considers this movie to be the true sequel to The Exorcist (1973) as opposed to a mere follow-up. The novel and film of "The Exorcist" deals with the existence of both good and evil, "The Ninth Configuration" deals with the mystery of good, and the third novel, "Legion," deals with the human's punishment of evil for original sin. Capt. Cutshaw is the same astronaut whom Regan warns "You're gonna die up there" in "The Exorcist". See more »

Quotes

Captain Cutshaw: You're so dumb you're adorable.
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Connections

Referenced in Campfire Tales (1997) See more »

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Till We Meet Again
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan (as Raymond B. Egan)
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Aren't the hidden gems wonderful?
22 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Well, well, well. At last a rating I can fully agree with. Yes, the Shawshank Redemption was very good. But this is a hidden classic. If you're one of those people (like me) who loves to be taken completely by surprise by a movie, this is the one for you. The IMDB rating says it all: VERY few people know about this one, but those who do are nearly unanimous: this is outstanding storytelling. First time viewers, be warned: be patient. Let it happen. You won't know where it's going at first. Your patience will be rewarded, I assure you - it all comes together, culminating in a bar-room brawl that is an absolute textbook piece of tension-building. And then, you'll want to rewind it and watch it all over again, to pick out all the clues that slipped by you the first time through. Quentin Tarantino, eat your heart out: THIS is how it's supposed to be done.


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