The Ninth Configuration 43 years old

How do you fight a war called madness?

The Ninth Configuration

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.

Credits

The Ninth Configuration Cast

Name Character
Ed Flanders He was 45, 60 years old when he died as Col. Richard Fell
Stacy Keach He was 38, now 82 years old as Col. Vincent Kane
Robert Loggia He was 50, 85 years old when he died as Lt. Bennish
Scott Wilson He was 37, 76 years old when he died as Capt. Billy Cutshaw
Neville Brand He was 59, 71 years old when he died as Maj. Marvin Groper
Jason Miller He was 40, 62 years old when he died as Lt. Frankie Reno
George DiCenzo He was 39, 70 years old when he died as Capt. Fairbanks
Joe Spinell He was 43, 52 years old when he died as Lt. Spinell
Richard Lynch He was 40, 72 years old when he died as 2nd Cyclist (Richard)
Tom Atkins He was 44, now 88 years old as Sgt. Krebs
Moses Gunn He was 50, 64 years old when he died as Maj. Nammack
William Peter Blatty He was 52, 89 years old when he died as Dr. Fromme
Steve Sandor He was 42, 79 years old when he died as 1st Cyclist (Stanley)
Alejandro Rey He was 50, 57 years old when he died as Lt. Gomez

The Ninth Configuration Crew

Name Department
Tom Bronson as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Battle Davis as Editor. He was 28 (42) years old when He died Editing
J. Dennis Washington as Art Direction. He was 34 (now 78) years old Art
Barry De Vorzon as Original Music Composer. He was 45 (now 89) years old Sound
Roberto Silvi as Editor. Editing
Tony de Zarraga as Editor. He was 54 (now 98) years old Editing
Peter Lee-Thompson as Editor. Editing
William Peter Blatty as Director. He was 52 (89) years old when He died Directing
William Peter Blatty as Producer. He was 52 (89) years old when He died Production
William Peter Blatty as Screenplay. He was 52 (89) years old when He died Writing
William Peter Blatty as Novel. He was 52 (89) years old when He died Writing
Gerry Fisher as Director of Photography. He was 54 (88) years old when He died Camera
Steve Stafford as Camera Operator. Camera
William Paul as Executive Producer. Production
John Caper, Jr. as Music Editor. He was 47 (83) years old when He died Sound
Bill Malley as Production Design. He was 19 (now 24) years old Art
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The Ninth Configuration (43 years)

How do you fight a war called madness?

  • Release day: Friday, February 29, 1980
  • Runtime: 118 minutes