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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Original title
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Running time
133 min.
United States United States
Bo Goldman, Lawrence Hauben. Novel: Ken Kesey
Jack Nitzsche
Haskell Wexler
United Artists, Fantasy Film. Producer: Michael Douglas. Distributor: United Artists
Drama | Disease/illness. Disability. Comedy-Drama. Cult Movie
A misbehaved con named McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), 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.
Rankings Position
1975: 5 Academy Awards: Movie, Director, Actor (Nicholson), Actress (Fletcher), Ad. Screenplay
1975: 5 Golden Globes: Movie, Director, Actor (Nicholson), Actress (Fletcher), Screenplay
1976: BAFTA Awards: 6 Awards including Best Movie, Director and Actor. 10 Nominations
1976: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film
1975: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Nicholson). 2 Nominations
1975: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film
1975: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1975: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
1975: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Dir. & Foreign Actor (Nicholson) (ex aequo)
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