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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

R| 2 hr. 13 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jack Nicholson , Louise Fletcher , Brad Dourif , William Redfield , Michael Berryman , Peter Brocco , Dean R. Brooks , Alonzo Brown

Director: Milos Forman

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Republic Pictures, Pioneer Entertainment, Warner Home Vídeo, United Artists

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Release Date: November 19th, 1975|2 hr. 13 min.

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  • A masterpiece. (9 Jan 1998, p.3D) show more

  • So good in so many of its parts that there's a temptation to forgive it when it goes wrong. But it does go wrong, insisting on making larger points than its story really should carry, so that at the end, the human qualities of the characters get lost in the significance of it all. And yet there are those moments of brilliance. show more

  • 100

    Too many classic set pieces to mention but keep your ears cocked for that immortal line "Mmmm, Juicy Fruit." Certified brilliance. show more

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