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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.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Cast:

Jack Nicholson
Louise Fletcher

Director:
Miloš Forman

Producer:
Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas

Written by:
Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman

Distributor:
United Artists

Budget:
$3 million

Box Office:
$109 million

Awards:

Academy Award for Best Picture (1975)
Academy Award for Best Director (1975)
Academy Award for Best Actor (1975)
Academy Award for Best Actress (1975)
Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay (1975)
Academy Award for Original Music Score (nominated) (1975)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (nominated) (1975)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (nominated) (1975)
Academy Award for Film Editing (nominated) (1975)



Metacritic Score:
79%

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
96%