One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Review


Nicholson went nuts in The Shining, but he did the time in Cuckoo's Nest as a rough-and-tumble felon looking to escape hard prison by spending a little quality time in a psychiatric institution. Little does he realize his phony illness is about to get him into all kinds of trouble. Louise Fletcher's Nurse Ratched, however, is the character who has since entered into the American lexicon, as have a host of other characters and scenes (most memorably: Nicholson's narration of a World Series game that's not on TV). Faithfully adapted from Ken Kesey's stirring novel.

Along with It Happened One Night and The Silence of the Lambs, these are the only three films to win all four major Oscars (actor, actress, director, picture). It's still the only film to deserve it.



One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Facts and Figures

Run time: 133 mins

In Theaters: Friday 21st November 1975

Box Office Worldwide: $109M

Budget: $3M

Distributed by: United Artists

Production compaines: Fantasy Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 53 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 8.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Randle Patrick McMurphy, as Nurse Mildred Ratched, as Martini, as Harding, as Orderly Turkle, as Billy Bibbit, as Taber, as Chief Bromden, Dean R. Brooks as Dr. John Spivey, as Ellis, Sydney Lassick as Charlie Cheswick, William Duell as Jim Sefelt, as Fredrickson


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