Considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, (a 1975 American comedy-drama film directed by Miloš Forman, based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey), is No. 33 on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years… 100 Movies list.
Randie McMurphy has a criminal past, has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced by the court. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the tyrannical Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the Nurse. Ultimately, McMurphy makes a heroic sacrifice, for the redemption and freedom of the men of the ward.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Directed by Miloš Forman.
Written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman.
Based on the novel by Ken Kesey and the play by Dale Wasserman.
Produced by Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz.
From United Artists. (Color, 1975, USA, 133 minutes, rated R)
Starring Jack Nicholson, Brad Dourif, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, Will Sampson, Christopher Lloyd.
Winner- Academy Awards®; Online Film and Television Association; National Film Preservation Board; BAFTA Awards; Golden Screen, Germany; Kinema Junpo Awards; People’s Choice Awards; Sant Jordi Awards. Bodil Awards; David di Donatello Awards; Directors Guild of America; Golden Globes®; Italian National Syndicate of film Journalists; Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards; Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards; Writers Guild of America; National Board of Review, USA; National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA; New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
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