The Ninth Configuration Movie Review Summary

Actors: Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Neville Brand, Ed Flanders, Moses Gunn, Tom Atkins, Joe Spinell

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THE NINTH CONFIGURATION is a film written, produced and directed by William Peter Blatty in 1980.
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Somewhere on the northeast coast of the U.S.A., there is a strange castle where soldiers who've been active in Vietnam are treated for mental disorders. Col. Vincent Kane has just been named new commanding officer of this castle. Kane is a psychiatrist who'll try soft psychological methods with the patients. One of the most affected men is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, is an astronaut who has refused to go to the moon at the last minute.

Col. Vincent Kane suffers from recurring nightmares and is actually not a psychiatrist after all. He's in fact "Killer Kane", a bloodthirsty marine suffering from a nervous breakdown. While in Vietnam, he was assigned by mistake to this castle. Kane has forgotten his real identity, is persuaded to be a psychiatrist and wants to help people around him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   conduct in war War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Kind of conflict:    -   war, Vietnam Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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