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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Directed by: Milos Forman
Written by: Lawrence Hauben
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  133 min
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The mood of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is disturbing, emotional, and contemplative. The plot centers around a character who has been wrongfully committed, doctors and patients, and antiheroes. It is a drama movie. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, in a mental institution. It happens in the 1960s. It is based on a book. The movie is known for being a classic, a masterpiece, and an Oscar winner. Note that it includes brief nudity and mild violent content.

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Milos Foreman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on the novel by Ken Kesey and the play by Dale... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 19 November 1975
Runtime: 133 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Jack Nicholson for Best Actor at the 1975 Academy Awards
Louise Fletcher for Best Actress at the 1975 Academy Awards
Milos Forman for Best Director at the 1975 Academy Awards
Sheldon Kahn for Best Film Editing at the 1975 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1975 Academy Awards
Bo Goldman for Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material at the 1975 Academy Awards
Lawrence Hauben for Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material at the 1975 Academy Awards

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Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson As R.P. McMurphy
Louise Fletcher Louise Fletcher As Nurse Mildred Ratched
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Jarring and electrifying drama.
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Brilliant cinema theatre.
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Amazing acting
28.January.2014 |  by: camela
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Amazingly as good as the book...
...Or perhaps not so amazingly as Milos Forman is a genius, and the young Nicholson is par excellence. The casting breaks from the character visualizations in Kesey's book were great choices in Forman's film interpretation. Fantastic storytelling...
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13.March.2013 |  by: Spikefamily
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Oddly Funny
I would give this a 10/10, but the ending was even weirder than the rest of the movie. I love how each character has a story, and much about the movie is clever. The movie is very funny, and presents the main character showing others how to fight...
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18.January.2010 |  by: S.W.
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S.W. rated this title
An excellent based-upon-novel film. Louise Fletcher and Jack Nicholson have excellent chemistry in the movie; each of them deserving their Oscars. Milos Foreman is wonderful and an excellent director in general (Amadeus). However, be prepared for an...
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17.March.2009 |  by: asgman2000
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Probably Milos Foreman's best movie
and a must-see anyway. in this brilliant and amazingly crazy piece of work, Jack Nicholson is a convict who's committed to a mental institution to decide whether he is really crazy or not, and he's so great it's almost hard to tell if he's acting or...
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