One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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In theatres:
  • November 19, 1975
On DVD: December 17, 1997
Running time: 2h 13m
Genre: Comedy, Drama

In the classic movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jack Nicholson stars as a misbehaved con named McMurphy, who shirks authority, finds himself in an asylum after faking insanity to get out of work detail in prison.

The troublemaker soon finds himself in a place that's worse than prison when he meets 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 and pit them against the dictatorship of Ratched, who thinks McMurphy's free spirit is as dangerous as a schizophrenic impulse.

Director: Milos Forman
Studio: United Artists
Producer(s): Michael Douglas, Saul Zaentz
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Brad Dourif, Vincent Schiavelli, Scatman Crothers
Writer(s): Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman

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