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Milos Foreman's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, based on the novel by Ken Kesey and the play by Dale Wasserman, presents a biting and ultimately tragic satire about mental institutions and the human spirit. A disturbing, witty, and electrifying drama, the film won the 1975 Academy Award for Best Picture. R.P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a misbehaved con who shirks authority, finds himself in an asylum after faking insanity to get out of work detail in prison. The vivacious troublemaker soon finds himself in a worse kind of prison--one presided over by the repressed, terrifyingly quiet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher), whose set of rules and regulations are meant to suppress patients' psychotic outbursts, and their spirits. It's not long before McMurphy is reaching out to his new inmates, trying desperately to bring life to an otherwise dead atmosphere. To Ratched, however, Nicholson's free spirit is as dangerous as a schizophrenic impulse. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST is brilliantly acted by an ensembl...
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CastDanny DeVito, Jack Nicholson, Scatman Crothers, Peter Brocco, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Berryman, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Ted Markland, Vincent Schiavelli, Louisa Moritz, Marya Small, William Redfield, Dean R. Brooks, William Duell, Will Sampson, Delos V. Smith, Mimi Sarkisian, Nathan George, Sidney Lassick, Josip Elic, Lan Fendors, Dwight Marfield, Phil Roth, Mwako Cumbuka, Alonzo Brown, Jr.
DirectorMilos Forman
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Release Date:  November 19, 1975
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterLawrence Hauben
DVD Release Date:  December 17, 1997
Runtime:  2hrs 13min
Studio:  Warner Home Video
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review by . July 06, 2011
It's inevitable that a universally lauded motion picture - the crown jewel of the new Hollywood period and perhaps the most famous of all truly independent American productions - would be committed to numerous, increasingly lavish DVD and Blu-Ray editions. What's incredible is that every one of them is still in print!      For those truly obsessed fans out there, the Blu-ray and DVD Collector's Editions are the way to go: loaded with silly goodies and the oft-tedious …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
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Nicholson is good, but Louise Fletcher's Nurse Rachet made me hate her with a passion.
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
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OUTSTANDING!!!! Every inch of this film is great. Jack Nicholson gives his best perfomence outside of The Last Detail.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
The book and the movie go well together. The movie does adequate justice to the book, and in fact brings it to life. with the movie, reading the book also gives more insight.
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
Real and mythical at the same time! Seemed fantastical since it was largely black and white but the acting drew you in so much it seemed real and current!
review by . May 15, 2009
This is, without doubt, one of the greatest movies ever produced. Milos Forman won best director for his magnificent work on the adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel by the same name. But this movie is so much more than that. The acting was flawless - considering the roles, that is not an easy feat. In the beginning we meet Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) who was sentenced to prison for inappropriate relations with a fourteen year old, finds his way onto a work release program. He finds himself an …
review by . November 09, 2007
This has been buzzing around my ears among my friends and without a doubt; it is one of the best films of all time. Mixing mental health with humor is a tough brand to sell; come to fine out it took several years for this movie to be made. Kirk Douglas had bought the rights hoping to star in it himself, but struggled to find a studio who would produce it; his son Michael eventually did it, but had the foresight to stay off the screen. When you watch it, it's not hard to work out why no-one would …
review by . July 17, 2003
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If I recall correctly, Kirk Douglas tried for many years to produce a film based on Ken Kesey's novel. He failed but son Michael succeeded and as its producer, accepted the Academy Award for the best film of 1975. Nicholson and Fletcher also received Oscars for best actor and best actress, respectively. The focal point of the film is, of course, Randle P. McMurphy (Nicholson) who may or may not deserve to be confined in an insane asylum ruled (in effect) by nurse Mildred Ratched (Fletcher). When …
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