The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane)
William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, proved a workmanlike producer/director for 1979's The Ninth Configuration. Army psychiatrist Col. Kane (Stacy Keach) (teetering on the sanity brink himself) tries to minister to the patients in a military mental hospital. The fact that the hospital is located in a brooding old castle is hardly conducive to speedy recoveries. Nor does the mid-film barroom brawl indicate that Kane's approach to mental health is all that workable. Blatty adapted the screenplay for The Ninth Configuration from his own novel Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer"… More

Available Online

Buy & Rent
Buy SD $9.99 Rent SD $2.99
- -
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"unusual dark comedy, with stacy keach at his best."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Brilliant, funny, moving examination of faith from Blatty."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"At its worst, it is supposed to be profound; at its best it's amusing"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"An allegory that's so impossibly overstuffed that it can't help but explode"
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Should be the centerpiece of a Stacy Keach shrine somewhere . . . should one ever be erected."
‑ Brian Mckay,