One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Director: Miloš Forman
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Louise Fletcher, Brad Douriff, Will Sampson
Duration: 134 min

Jack Nicholson is the ingenious, heroic free spirit R.P. ‘Mac’ McMurphy, who leads an uprising in the men’s ward of a psychiatric hospital, run by heartless Nurse Ratched (Fletcher). Adapted from Ken Kesey’s best-selling 1962 novel and produced by Saul Zaentz (Amadeus, The English Patient) and Michael Douglas (his first producer role), the brilliant supporting cast includes Danny DeVito – in his first major role – as Martini, Brad Dourif (Billy Bibbit), Christopher Lloyd (Taber) and Will Sampson as Chief Bromden.

Milos Forman on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest:

'To me it was not just literature but real life, the life I lived in Czechoslovakia from my birth in 1932 until 1968. The Communist Party was my Nurse Ratched, telling me what I could and could not do; what I was or was not allowed to say; where I was and was not allowed to go; even who I was and was not.'

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