One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 07:00 PM at 09:15 PM

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American comedy-drama film directed by Milos Forman, based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and the play version adapted from the novel by Dale Wasserman. The film stars Jak Nicholson as Randle McMurphy, a new patient at a mental institution, and features a supporting cast of Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Sydney Lassick, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Lloyd in his film debut.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest



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.

Considered by some to be one of the greatest films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is No. 33 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years....100 Movies list. The film was the second to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor In Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director, and Screenplay)  following It Happened One Night  in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 with The Silence of the Lambs.

Rated: R
Drama/ Comedy-drama
TRT: 2h 14m

Tickets: $7

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Trailer