Directed by William Peter Blatty • 1980 • United States
Starring Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller
Written, produced, and directed by THE EXORCIST author William Peter Blatty, this utterly singular comedy-horror whatsit is a work of both wondrous strangeness and cosmic brilliance. Assigned to take charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle, military psychiatrist Colonel Vincent Kane (Stacy Keach) finds himself drawn to former astronaut Billy Cutshaw (Scott Wilson), who suffered a mental breakdown just before an aborted moon launch. As the two men embark on a heady philosophical inquiry into faith and existence, Blatty guides this gonzo odyssey into increasingly sinister and surreal realms.