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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

1975

Milos Forman
Director
Fantasy Films
Production Company

A convicted criminal fakes insanity so that he will be given a lenient sentence in a mental institution in order to escape a jail term. His exciteable and erratic behaviour wins over the fellow patients as he leads a rebellion against the system and its head nurse, but it comes at a price.

Seldom does a film as perfect as this come along; it's simply brilliant. The IMDb list it as one of the Top Ten movies ever made - and who would argue with that?
Kirk Douglas owned the rights to the play for many years and tried desperately to get the movie made, but by the time this happened he was too old to take it on, and so passed it on to his son Michael - who co-produced and won the Oscar for it.
It was only the second movie in the history of the Academy Awards to win the coveted 'top five' Oscars: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. ~ The Lord

Story of a loose cannon who arrives at the local psychiatric hospital and the battle of wills involving the head nurse. Wonderfully observed version of Ken Kesey's novel. By turns, funny, sad and ultimately liberating. ~ The Sloth

CountryArtworkTitleReleaseFormatRatingRuntime (Mins)Aspect
19th November 1975
Cinema
7th August 2006
DVD

128
15th July 2008
Blu-Ray

1.77:1



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Oscar
Best Picture 1975
Best Actor
Best Actress
Adapted Screenplay
Jack Nicholson
Randall Patrick McMurphy
Louise Fletcher
Nurse Mildred Ratched
William Redfield
Harding
Brad Dourif
Billy Bibbit
Michael Berryman
Ellis
Peter Brocco
Col. Matterson
Dean R. Brooks
Dr. John Spivey
Alonzo Brown
Miller
Scatman Crothers
Turkle
Mwako Cumbuka
Warren
Danny DeVito
Martini
William Duell
Sefelt
Josip Elic
Bancini
Lan Fendors
Nurse Itsu
Nathan George
Washington
Anjelica Huston
Onlooker on Pier
Mel Lambert
Harbour Master
Sydney Lassick
Charlie Cheswick
Kay Lee
Night Supervisor
Christopher Lloyd
Tabur
Dwight Marfield
Ellsworth
Louisa Moritz
Rose
Will Sampson
Chief Bromden
Mimi Sarkisian
Nurse Pilbow
Vincent Schiavelli
Fredrickson
Mews Small
Candy
Delos V. Smith
Scanlon
Ken Kenny
Beans Garfield
Ted Markland
Hap Arlich
Philip Roth
Woolsey
Tim Welch
Ruckley
Unknown
Correctioons Officer
Unknown
Patient
Unknown
Doctor #1
Unknown
Dr. Songee
Unknown
Dr. Gillman
Unknown
Dr. Phillips
Unknown
Security Door Doctor

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