How do you fight a war called madness?


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Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own grasp on sanity is questionable, he manages to engage Cutshaw in a series of thoughtful conversations about science and faith that deeply affect the lives of both men.

  • Original title: The Ninth Configuration
  • Release date: Feb. 29, 1980
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Mystery, Horror
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Producers: Ninth Configuration


Stacy Keach Photo
Stacy Keach

Col. Vincent Kane

Scott Wilson Photo
Scott Wilson

Capt. Billy Cutshaw

Ed Flanders Photo
Ed Flanders

Col. Richard Fell

Neville Brand Photo
Neville Brand

Maj. Marvin Groper

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