The Ninth Configuration

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Director:William Peter Blatty
Written by:William Peter Blatty (Screenplay), William Peter Blatty (Novel)

Script Synopsis: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.