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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Louise Fletcher as "Nurse Mildred Ratched"

When Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)NominatedActress
Academy Award (1975)WonActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1975)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
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