About

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 a...

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Directed by

William Peter Blatty

Written by

William Peter Blatty (Screenplay)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

How do you fight a war called madness?

Cast

Keywords

supernatural based on novel or book dark comedy religion army suspense cult film post traumatic stress disorder castle vietnam war psychosis astronaut absurdism insane asylum crucifix combat fatigue

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