R | | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A former marine arrives at a mental asylum housed in a remote castle to run it. There he attempts to rehabilitate the patients by letting them act out their craziest fantasies and desires.
Remastered prints of this film are dedicated to one of William Peter Blatty's children, Peter Vincent Galahad Blatty, who died at 19 years old, from a rare heart disorder. He was born on May 17, 1987 and died on November 7, 2006. An "In Loving Memory" dedication to him appears at the end, with the 1971 high tone Lorimar theme playing over it.
Maybe we're just fish out of water.
Col. Richard Fell: What was that?
Colonel Kane: I just think about sickness, cancer in children, earthquakes, war, painful death. Death, just death. If these things are just part of our natural environment why do we think of them as evil? Why do ...
At the very end of the remastered print of this film, an "In Loving Memory" dedication to William Peter Blatty's son, Peter Vincent Galahad Blatty (May 17, 1987 - November 7, 2006) appears, with the 1971 high tone Lorimar theme playing over it.
First version seen in US during general release was distributed by Warner Brothers and ran 112 minutes. It contained following differences from the 118 min. director's cut seen on the 2002 DVD:
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