The Ninth Configuration
The movie The Ninth Configuration was based on the book Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane.
Movie details for The Ninth Configuration
Actors on this movie include Stacy Keach, Tom Atkins, Neville Brand, George DiCenzo, Ed Flanders, Moses Gunn, David Healy, Gordon K. Kee, Robert Loggia, William Lucking, Richard Lynch, Jason Miller, William Paul, Stephen Powers, Alejandro Rey, Steve Sandor, Tom Shaw, Joe Spinell and Scott Wilson.
The movie boasts a veritable menagerie of crazy characters, all brought vividly to life by a stellar supporting cast. One patient is preparing a production of Shakespeare with an all-dog cast. Another is convinced he's Superman, and the resident doctor can't seem to find his trousers. But there's a method to this madness, and it takes a barroom brawl--one of the most memorable in movie history--to provide the harsh slap of reality to Blatty's elaborate group therapy scheme. When the true purpose of The Ninth Configuration is revealed, the film (and particularly the fine performances of Keach and Wilson) reveals a depth of compassionate sanity that may take you completely by surprise. --Jeff Shannon
Book details for Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane
William Peter Blatty also wrote Legion (1983).