Originally Posted by robnix
THE NINTH CONFIGURATION
Had to google it. NEED to see it now.
Yeah, I figured someone would Google it.
I LOVE this movie. "The Ninth Configuration" was written and directed by William Peter Blatty, and starred Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Moses Gunn, Joe Spinnell.
Infinitely quotable dialog. It's quite surreal, bizarre, hilarious and ultimately a very profound dissertation on man's purpose in the universe. Easily Stacy Keach's finest performance, and Scott Wilson is fabulous as well. It also happens to have, short as it is, probably the most realistic and brutal barroom brawl ever put on film.
One word about it. Blatty's Catholic faith is a huge part of this film, and it does get into discussions on the existence of God, but even a die-hard atheist like myself found it fascinating. It may not be for all tastes, but I watch this film at least once a year.