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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito

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R.P. McMurphy manages to get transferred from a workfarm where he was serving time to an Oregon mental hospital in hopes for an easier life, better food, and a few laughs. The Doctor believes he faking and begins an evaluation while the main adversary, the tough Nurse Ratchet attempts to bring him to complete defeat and submission by subjecting him to her "rules" and the consequences of bucking her perfectly arranged system.

McMurphy willfully and with some humor attempts to beat her at her own game while wagering the other patients he can drive her crazy. He flouts her every attempt at order and conformity... yet she can wait for her victory and decides to commit him. Upon realizing he is one of the few actually committed until Ratchet chooses to let him leave, he submits briefly before deciding he and his non-speaking Indian friend "Chief Broom" should escape and run off to Canada.

As the great escape draws near, the men hold going away party for Mac. The results of which are both climactic and tragic. This movie was adapted from Ken Kesey's book about individuality VS. the establishment, yet the message is lost somewhat in the attempt to make the story action packed and comedic enough to appeal to moviegoers of the '70's.
The review of this Movie prepared by Stephanie Darling



This was a film that became a very cultural awakening for the 1970's era.Mental hospitals were shown in a very real way throughout the movie.Randall P. McMurphy is a new "patient" of a run of the mill hospital.He was sent from a work farm to be evaluated and determine if he is actually mentally ill.The fabulous acting of Jack Nicholson, Louis Fletcher , and an unforgettable role of Chief , played be William Redfield.Based on the novel by Ken Kesey, this sweeped all the 5 major Oscars of the 1975 Acadamy Awards.This is a classic film that deserves much respect as one of the best movies of our time.
The review of this Movie prepared by dino



Based on the novel by Ken Kesey, co-produced by Michael Douglas, and directed by Milos Forman, this tale of one man taking on the system features Jack Nicholson in a role he was born to play. Randle McMurphy ducks out of prison work detail by feigning mental illness and moving into what he thinks will be the cushier environs of a mental hospital. But he finds himself among men -- some mentally deranged, some less so -- who are all cowed under the iron thumb of Nurse Ratched, and his rebelliousness and sense of fair play tell him to take on the nurse and her goons -- with tragic but majestic results. Nicholson, Fletcher, Forman, Douglas, and the screenwriters all took home Oscars for this 1975 triumph.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Man doesn't want to go to jail so he pretends to be insane so taht he will get to mental hospital. One of the best drama movie ever made.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tero Hakulinen



Script Analysis of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   mental patient

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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