The Ninth Configuration
The Ninth Configuration ★★★Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane 1979 (R)
Based on Blatty's novel “Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane” (also the film's alternate title), this is a weird and surreal tale of a mock rebellion of high-ranking military men held in a secret base hospital for the mentally ill. Keach is good as the commander who is just as insane as the patients. Available in many different lengths, this is generally considered to be the best. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, Alejandro Rey, Robert Loggia, George Di Cenzo; D: William Peter Blatty; W: William Peter Blatty. Golden Globes ‘81: Screenplay.