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With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy Jack Nicholson is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama's boy Billy Brad Dourif and silent Native American Chief Bromden Will Sampson, presided over by the icy...
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Overview

With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy Jack Nicholson is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama's boy Billy Brad Dourif and silent Native American Chief Bromden Will Sampson, presided over by the icy Nurse Ratched Louise Fletcher. Ratched and McMurphy recognize that each is the other's worst enemy: an authority figure who equates sanity with correct behavior, and a misfit who is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as he pleases. McMurphy proceeds to instigate group insurrections large and small, ranging from a restorative basketball game to an unfettered afternoon boat trip and a tragic after-hours party with hookers and booze. Nurse Ratched, however, has the machinery of power on her side to ensure that McMurphy will not defeat her. Still, McMurphy's message to live free or die is ultimately not lost on one inmate, revealing that escape is still possible even from the most oppressive conditions.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by diretor Milos Forman and producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz; Additional scenes; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Milos Forman had proven his talent for astute social comedy in such earlier Czech films as Loves of a Blonde (1965) and The Firemen's Ball (1967), and his adept treatment of Cuckoo's Nest's metaphorically loaded conflict fulfilled the promise of an immigrant observer of American culture indicated in his first U.S. feature, Taking Off (1971). Shot on location at the Oregon State Hospital, and visually imprisoning the characters in tightly framed compositions, Haskell Wexler's and Bill Butler's cinematography underlines the psychological as well as physical confinement dogging the patients. The restrained, soft-spoken control of Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched contrasts with the thoughtful vigor of Jack Nicholson's McMurphy, further emphasizing both the need to revolt and the difficulty in doing so posed by such consistent, quiet, internalized power. For a culture battered by the chaotic rebellions of the late 1960s/early 1970s, and the serial failures of institutional authority culminating in Watergate and the fall of Saigon, Cuckoo's Nest's resigned yet hopeful portrayal of spirited non-conformity touched a nerve, turning it into one of the most popular films of 1975. The independently produced film became only the second film in history to sweep all five top Academy Awards, winning Best Picture for producers Saul Zaentz and 31-year-old Michael Douglas, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay for Lawrence Hauben's and Bo Goldman's adaptation of the Kesey novel. Shrewdly combining roustabout fervor and humor with an acknowledgement of society's different limits, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest effectively communicated the disillusionment of the waning counter-culture even as it optimistically asserted that one rebel could make a difference.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/4/2011
  • UPC: 883929152605
  • Original Release: 1975
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Repackaged / Full Frame
  • Time: 2:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,423

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Randle Patrick McMurphy
Louise Fletcher Nurse Mildred Ratched
William Redfield Harding
Dean R. Brooks Dr. John Spivey
Scatman Crothers Turkle Crothers
Danny DeVito Martini
William Duell Sefelt
Brad Dourif Billy Bibbit
Christopher Lloyd Taber
Will Sampson Chief Bromden
Vincent Schiavelli Frederickson
Delos V. Smith Scanlon
Marya Small Candy
Louisa Moritz Rose
Mimi Sarkisian Nurse Pilbow
Nathan George Attandant Washington
Alonzo Brown Jr. Miller
Phil Roth Woolsey
Michael Berryman Ellis
Peter Brocco Col. Matterson
Mwako Cumbuka Warren
Josip Elic Bancini
Lan Fendors Nurse Itsu
Sidney Lassick Charlie Cheswick
Dwight Marfield Ellsworth
Ted Markland Hap Arlich
Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Mark Berger Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Butler Cinematographer
Richard Chew Editor
Michael Douglas Producer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Martin Fink Associate Producer
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Bo Goldman Screenwriter
Lawrence Hauben Screenwriter
Lawrence O. Jost Sound/Sound Designer
Sheldon Kahn Editor
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Jack Nitzsche Score Composer
Edwin O'Donovan Art Director
Fred Phillips Makeup
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
Irby Smith Asst. Director
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer
Saul Zaentz Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1. Medication Time [4:04]
2. Mr. McMurphy's Here [4:20]
3. Crazy: No More, No Less [5:24]
4. Meeting Called to Disorder [7:12]
5. Basketball Lesson [3:54]
6. Blackjack Of a Sort [2:21]
7. Out of Bounds [3:59]
8. Majority Rules [2:48]
9. At Least He Tried [5:03]
10. Getting Out the Vote [8:03]
11. A New Ballgame [1:30]
12. "She Likes a..." [2:36]
13. For a Ride [3:32]
14. Not Loonies But... [7:06]
15. A Big Catch [3:21]
16. "I Think I Can..." [:27]
17. Teamwork [1:01]
18. Until We Let You Go [2:32]
19. Challenging Observations [1:17]
20. Trio For Treatment [8:33]
21. Hot to Trot [7:29]
22. Mischief After Dark [2:43]
23. Party In the Executive... [7:18]
24. The Night Supervisor [:57]
25. Party Everywhere Else [3:33]
26. Billy the Club [3:03]
27. The Morning After [6:11]
28. Questioning Billy [2:36]
29. Spilled Blood [5:46]
30. Where McMurphy Is [3:07]
31. "Let's Go" [2:02]
32. Free [4:51]
33. End Credits [2:22]
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Disc #1 -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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         Jack Nicholson - Randle Patrick McMurphy
         Louise Fletcher - Nurse Ratched
         William Redfield - Harding
         Director of Photography - Haskell Wexler
         Based On a Novel By Ken Kesey
         Screenplay By Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
         Produced By Saul Saentz and Michael Douglas
         Directed By Milos Forman
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    This movie is awesome!

    This movie is awesome!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    A truly great movie, Jack Nicholson gives an outstanding perform

    A truly great movie, Jack Nicholson gives an outstanding performance. I have however never read the book. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    Flying for the Cuckoo¿s Nest Ken Kesey¿s book One Flew Over the

    Flying for the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Ken Kesey’s book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was written in 1962 to tell how the treatments, in the mental hospitals, were inhumane. In 1975, the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, directed by Milos Forman, which actually shows what the treatments and conditions were like in the mental hospitals during the 1960’s. The differences between the two plot lines vary tremendously making watching the movie after the book quite confusing. I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a four out of five based on the plot line, characters portrayed in the movie and the fact it is based on true events.
    The plot line in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is similar but in many ways no the same as the novel. In the beginning of the novel R.P. McMurphy, Mack, is not on the ward, but in the movie the story starts when Mack comes on the ward for the first time. Throughout the movie many characteristics, from the book, change. In the novel Chief Bromden is the narrator, but in the movie the story line is told in mostly Mack’s point of view. Reading the novel before watching the movie may confuse some people and keep them feeling puzzled, but understanding the reason the movie was made will clear the mixed emotions a person may have. In order for a plot to be formed, a cast of actors and actresses are needed to portray the characters from the novel.
    In the novel the main characters are Nurse Ratched, Chief Bromden, and R.P. McMurchy (Mack). Louise Fletcher plays Nurse Ratched in the movie. Nurse Ratched, “Big Nurse”, is the main nurse on the ward; she’s a mean hard headed woman who likes things to run one way and that way only. Nurse Ratched and Mack do not get along well in the novel or the movie; the two constantly bicker for control of the ward. Mack, played by Jack Nicholson, is a character who needs to be on top and if he isn’t he will bring everyone down just to get there. Jack Nicholson plays the role of Mack almost flawlessly. In a ward, many treatments are used to try and cure the patients’ and everything that is shown in the movie was present during this time in the wards.  
    The use of electric shock therapy during the 1960’s was very common. Many doctors and physicians believed that an electric shock to the temple area of the head would cure the mental illness the patient may be suffering from. The author of the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey, worked on the graveyard shift of a mental hospital and witnessed the ways the institute worked. Kesey voluntarily took the drugs the patients took which were Mescaline and LSD; he called this Project MKUltra. The drugs helped the patients find their “human mind” which doctors said would help them become cured. The movie shows the treatments and how mental hospitals all around the country were treating their patients which changed the nation in many ways.
    The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows a great deal of the miss treatments of mentally ill patients by doctors and other physicians during the 1960’s. Giving the movie a four out of five rating would be appropriate when considering the plot line, actors portrayed in the movie and that it was based on a true story. I would recommend anyone to watch this movie to show how life in the mental institutions was like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    The Cuckoo Hits the Heart Flying Over the Nest The film ¿One

    The Cuckoo Hits the Heart Flying Over the Nest




    The film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” by Milos Foreman, came out in 1975 based on the book by Ken Kesey in 1962. Both the movie and the are book based on a true story of history and how one person can change the perception of perfection to reality in the setting of a mental hospital. This version of the movie would receive a rating of four out of five stars, based on the genre, actors and the ending.
    The first criteria I used to evaluate the film was by the genre. I feel the film is a dramatic comedy. An example would be shown through how RP McMurphy uses sarcasm to drag out a conversations and work against the head nurse. I also believe it is part comedy because of the humorous actions. These are shown through the characters Martini and Cheswick react to people's responses.
    The second criteria I used to evaluate the film was the actors. I feel if film doesn't contain decent actors the movie shall not be made. This movie on the other hand contains some decent acting done by Jack Nicholson who plays R.P. McMurphy. Just the way that Nicholson portrayed himself made the movie better. Since Nicholson provided eccentric acting it made the ending of the movie splendid.
    The third piece of criteria I used to evaluate the film was the ending. A movie with a terrible ending makes you furious! You become upset and want to cry. Here in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” this is not the case. The movies’ ending was very touching and meaningful. I believe you will enjoy it and wish there was a sequel.
    So, if you're looking for a movie with a unordinary of genre with a twist on the characters, and a beautiful ending then there’s your next assignment! Go ahead I know you want to, get to it. Do the deed, learn a few life lessons and enjoy! This movie would be a fantastic movie for people in the age group of fifteen and up to give them a little history lesson. This version of the movie would receive a rating of four out of five stars, based on the genre, actors and the ending.




     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    I recently watched the movie ¿One Flew Over The Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ a

    I recently watched the movie “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” and really enjoyed it. I give the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a 5 star rating because it’s a really funny movie and I enjoyed the actors. The book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was good to read and I recommend you to read it before watching the movie. The Author of the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was Ken Kessey which was published in 1962.The Movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was produced by Miles Foremen. The book/movie is about a guy named McMurphy gets put into this asylum. McMurphy has a rival in Nurse Ratched who makes McMurphy mad because she game him electroshock therapy. McMurphy is a very funny actor and the story of the book/movie is great. I think that the actors, plot and genre are what make a movie exciting.
    I thought they chose really amazing actors to play in the 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. I thought they chose the wrong actor to play Nurse Rached because she looked and acted nicer than she was in the book. In the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Nurse Ratched seemed like she was yelling at McMurphy but in the movie Nurse Ratcheds always calm about the conversations with McMurphy. If there weren’t any skilled actors then the plot in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” would be boring.
    I thought the plot of the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was excellent. I thought the story was awesome because I liked the fact that McMurphy is normal and fights with Nurse Ratched. I also like how the movie followed the book so well. McMurphy is in this mental institution because he was acting like he was crazy and fights with Nurse Rached because she thinks she can help him with his illness. Do to the light hearted nature of the plot this movie is a comedy.
    The genre of the movie “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest” is a comedy and based on a true story. I think Chief is the funniest actor in the movie. I think Chief is the funniest because while they are playing basketball Chief makes a shot and they get excited. Then on defense the black janitors made the shot but Chief grabs the net and hits the ball out and I thought that was funny. The genre is one of the 3 things you look forward to in a movie.
    Throughout the movie it consists of funny actors, a twisting plot and the genre is an excellent comedy. I recommend you to read the book One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest, then watch the movie . It contains funny actors, excellent plot and a funny genre; this movie will knock your socks off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    I Will Wring That Birdy¿s Neck. The film,¿One Flew Over the Cu


    I Will Wring That Birdy’s Neck.

    The film,”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” came out in 1975 produced by Milos Foreman. The book came out in 1962 written by Ken Kesey. The movie “ One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, is a terrible movie because it did not coincide with my thoughts of how the movie should have went. The movie deserves a .5 out of 5 stars because of the actors, how close it follows the book, and that it needs a remake.

    The characters that I had thought would play the roles perfectly were not included in the movie. The characters chosen for the movie were ultimately not what I had expected. I imagined Neal McDonough playing McMurphy and Meryl Streep playing Nurse Ratched. The characters chosen played the roles well, but didn’t look the roles. McMurphy didn’t have; red hair, tattoos, or huge muscles. The movie probably would have been quite long had they followed the book exactly.

    The movie doesn’t follow the book as closely as one would like, although we know it would call for a very long movie. There were things that didn’t match up correctly and they would have to make the movie different otherwise it would have been a long movie. At the end of the book McMurphy choked Nurse Ratched just like the movie, except the times were different and it threw me for a loop, so I at first was not aware of what was going to happen. When McMurphy stole the boat, the people were not doing some of the things that they had done in the book which made the whole thing different. I don’t believe they had the technology to do some of the things that they had to do maybe so thats why it didn’t follow the book to a tee.

    This movie needs a remake, one that has all the elements, possibly in a shortened time period. The graphics were a little off, the noises were still made when Washington knocked McMurphy over the head. Some of the things like the blood that covered Billy Bibbit seemed too shiny making it look quite fake. A newer version would have much better graphics which would indeed enhance the movie, making it substantially better to watch. They could also update the characters and make them all seem and fit the parts they would play.

    If the movie is to have higher ratings this is what it needs to have done to better keep the viewer involved; change the actors, follow the book closer, and present it in a new and improved format.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I would rate the movie ¿One Flew Over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ by Milo

    I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Milos Forman a 3 out of 5 stars based on the actors who were in the movie, the plot, and how old it is.
    The first topic I choose to rate this movie was the actors in the movie. I believe that the actors in this movie were decent because the played there roles well. Before I watched the movie I read the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I pictured some of the characters in my mind somewhat different than they actually were in the movie. Out of all three of my main points that I am grading this movie on I would say the actor’s category would be one of the best that fit with what I thought it would be like. After judging the characters in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” I thought I would take a look at the plot of this movie because without a plot the characters would have nothing to go off of. 
    My next topic I picked to rate this movie was the plot of the movie. The main reason why I have picked the plot of this movie is because I had read the book before I had watched the movie therefor I wanted to somewhat judge it of the book. I think it is interesting on how much the book and the movie were the same and was different. I believe that the movie should have had much more detail into it like the book had. The book had a lot of small details into it that made it more exciting. I think that the book kept you intrigued with reading it and the movie was kind of slow and boring at some points especially in the beginning of the movie. The plot in the movie got better as the end of the movie came up. I think that looking at the plot and the characters in this movie which are both pretty major parts of judging a movie I would say. This brings me to judge something a little simpler such as how old this movie is which could change my overall rating a little because of this. 
    The Movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Michael Douglas came out on November 19, 1975 which means that this in fact is an old movie. The fact that this is an old movie makes a difference on how we rate it I believe. Being an old movie means that the setting or plot is not going to be as exciting or powerful such as action scenes as movies from our time now are going to be. Also because this is an older movie it won’t have as good of graphics or camera shots as the movies we have today. 
    In conclusion i gave this movie a 3 out of 5 based on the three points I have gave above, Actors, Plot, and how old this movie is. I feel these three points make a movie better because without good actors you would not like the movie and without a good plot line you would not like the movie as well. I picked the point of addressing how old this movie is because of the fact that it could change your rating a little. Over all this movie is not all that terrible but it is just not to exciting and over all the book is more detailed and exiting then the movie is. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I would rate this film a 3 out of 5. Some things that were diffe

    I would rate this film a 3 out of 5. Some things that were different from the novel to the film are the way they portrayed McMurphy. In the novel, McMurphy is quite immense and has some tattoos, as to where in the film, he was a normal sized man with not a tattoo in sight. In the novel, they are in the middle of a meeting when McMurphy brings up the fact that he wants to take the men on a fishing trip. He raises enough money to go on the trip and they leave with Nurse Ratched’s consent. They leave in two separate vehicles. In the film, the men are trying to enjoy the day out in the yard when McMurphy steals a bus with all the men on board and goes to the docks to go fishing. McMurphy goes into the shop when they are at the docks, and men laugh at them and call them names in the novel, but in the film, while boarding the fishing boat, McMurphy tells the captain that they are all doctors from the ward and then steals the boat while the captain is walking away. In the novel, the doctor is with them on the boat, but when they return in the film, the doctor is waiting for them on the docks with police officers and the captain to take them back to the ward. In the novel, no one was looking for them. In the film, they have a helicopter overhead looking for them. The novel says that the men are washed after their fishing trip, but in the film they don’t have the men washed at all.Some similarities between the novel and the film are the way the men and the staff act. McMurphy is outrageous, egotistic, street smart, witty, and knows how to stand up for the men and himself. Chief is quiet, shy, vast, and kind. Harding is smart, hardheaded, and has a bit of a temper. Martini is quiet, pint-sized, and gets excited easily. Nurse Ratched is powerful, strict, malicious, and doesn’t listen to anyone but herself. When McMurphy wants to watch the World Series, Nurse Ratched says no. The men pretend that the game is playing on the TV and they all start getting excited. McMurphy makes a lot of bets with the men throughout the novel and the film. McMurphy takes the men fishing. They have a party at the ward after all of the staff leave. McMurphy plans on leaving the ward but doesn’t because he is waiting for Billy to get done with his date with Candy. McMurphy ends up falling asleep in the ward and wakes up with all the staff looking for Billy. When they find Billy, they find him in bed with Candy. He begs Nurse Ratched not to tell his mom, but she insists. After she sends him to the doctor’s office, the other nurse finds him dead, with his throat cut, lying on the floor. McMurphy attacks Nurse Ratched and ends up being sent to the Disturbed. They bring McMurphy back into the ward and Chief goes over to him in his bed. Chief sees how bad he is after his Lobotomy and suffocates him. Chief goes into the tub room and lifts the water panel and throws it through a window in the day room. Chief leaves the ward and goes to Canada like he had planned with McMurphy.
     Although there are a lot of similarities and differences between the novel and the film, I highly recommend reading the novel. The novel tells more to the story and has a lot more detail in it than the film portrayed. I don’t enjoy reading by any means and was hesitant about it at first, but once I started reading the novel, I really got into the concept and the story line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    The movie ¿One Flew Over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ was inspired by the

    The movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was inspired by the book written by Ken Kesey. The boom was made in 1962 compared to the movie made in 1975 by Milos Forman. Milos changed the setting of the characters. The movie makes the characters seem too nice and crazy. I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 3 out of 5 stars based on the actors, genre, and effects.
    The first criteria I used was acting. The actors make the movie so if they don’t fit the part than it is not a movie worth watching. Will Sampson whose role was chief or Mr. Bromden did a swell job of pretending to be the deaf and dumb crazy he was supposed to be. McMurphy who was played by Jack Nicholson played his roll enthusiastically even though I imagined him bigger. Nurse Ratched or Louis Fletcher was nothing that I thought she would be. I thought she would be bigger and more mean. Overall some of the characters played their part well even if they didn’t really fit the roll. The actors bring the genre to life.
    The second criteria I used was genre because it all depends on the mood of the movie. The genre makes the movie seem more real or true yet it has some humorous parts. The movie is completely different from the book. The movie adds the feeling of it being funny. The book gives you the feeling of how real the situation was. I thought that the movie could have been more similar to the book to give the audience a sense of feeling for what actually happened. The genre collides with the effects because of the time.
    The third criteria I used was effects. Effects make movies now days, but this movie didn’t really use that many effects. The movie didn’t have to use that many effects because of the time it was made. The very few effects that were used were used very well. I thought the movie did a wonderful job of using their resources. The effects they did use helped make the movie look and seem more real. The movie was done in the 1970’s so it was well made for the time that it was made.
    Overall my advice would be to read the book and not watch the movie. The book gives a sense of realness that the movie cannot give. Even though the movie was not that bad it gave a drama feel instead of giving a more serious feel. I feel that the age for watching this movie should be 17 and older. This movie is rated R and has some parts of it that are for older ears and eyes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I would rate the movie ¿One Flew Over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ 4 out o

    I would rate the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 4 out of 5 stars based on the effects, plot, and acting. 
    The first criteria I used to evaluate the film were the effects in the movie. If the effects in the movie would have been bad effects then everything wouldn’t go together. If they didn’t have the right lighting where they were filming that would not make very good quality. They need to have effects in the movie to keep everybody awake and interested. No effects for the movie could also make people tell friends and family not to watch it because they do not think that it is very good, just because of the poor quality it has. Since they did not have a lot of effects it would affect the plot.
    The second criteria I used to evaluate the film were the plot in the movie. In the movie the plot was so much different than the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. I think that they could have made it just a little more like the book. They should have made it like the book more because you would want to have the book and movie to be a lot alike even though you would want some differences, I wouldn’t want it to be a lot different than it was. When McMurphy took most of the guys in the movie fishing and did not bring Chief that was nothing like the book. I would have thought they would have gone fishing again and he would have brought Chief the second time, well that did not happen. With the plots that they have different in the movie they have to have actors that fit the effects, the plot.
    The third criteria I used to evaluate the film were the actors who played in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” To make a good movie based on the book you need good actors to play the parts of the characters in the book. If the actor’s also do not match up to the age of the person in the book, people would just think that Milos Foreman was just picking random people to put in the space of the characters. Jack Nicholson played McMurphy; he was around the age of the McMurphy in the book. Even though he did not have the exact loos at the book tells you he still played the roll pretty well. Louise Flecher who played Nurse Ratched, I really do not think that she should have been Nurse Ratched in the movie. Louis Flecher I thought could have been more mean in the movie like they said she was in the book. Even though two actors did not match up to the characters in the book very well they still did know what they were doing.
    The people in the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” did a very amazing job and I would recommend people to watch it. If you have read the book, yes it will be a lot different than the movie will be. Although I still find it amazing movie to watch. A lot of the scenes were different like McMurphy not taking Chief on the boat with them was a disappointment but the changes that did happen in the book and movie was still very amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Age remains Just the Beginning The book One Flew Over the Cucko

    Age remains Just the Beginning
    The book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest remained published in 1962, written by Ken Kesey. The movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was produced by Milos Foreman in 1975. The movie briefly remains about a man named McMurphy who comes into a mental hospital who always gets himself into trouble by aggravating Nurse Ratched. McMurphy also thinks he can control the men on the ward. I would rate this movie 5 out of 5 stars based on the age, the actors, and the ending.
    The first criteria I used to evaluate the film is the age of the movie. I think the age of the movie stands the test of time because of being about 40 years old while it still stays decent to this day. Throughout the movie McMurphy tells jokes that stay funny and understandable. You might think a movie from 40 years old would stand in black and white, well not this one. Some of the actors from 40 years ago still remain alive and acting in movies today.
    The second criteria I used to evaluate the film were the actors of the movie. If you’re looking for something funny, actors is the way to focus on. Especially Jack Nicholson, who plays McMurphy, he remains an indeal funny guy. Louise Fletcher, who plays Nurse Ratched, is a demanding woman in the movie but remains funny in the real world. I believe the ending remains the best part of the movie because than you will leave with something to remember by.

    The third criteria I used to evaluate the film was the ending. I thought the end of the movie and the book were going to remain the same. In both the book and the movie McMurphy got a lobotomy. In the novel McMurphy gets the lobotomy during the day; in the film he takes it at night. When McMurphy took his lobotomy in the book they destroyed his face, therefore he looked dead. When two of the workers brought McMurphy back into the ward during the movie, chief stayed upset. Chief told McMurphy he wouldn’t leave him like he stood, thus he suffocated him with a pillow. Later Chief threw the panel that held down the water in the tub room threw the window and escaped. Perhaps the other men on the ward could’ve escaped because there remained a giant gash in the wall so they consumed the chance to leave but instead they stayed.
    In conclusion, I would rate the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 5 out of 5 stars based on the age, the actors, and the ending. The movie stays rated R but I think it could stay suitable for people who remain interested in comedy, action, and violence. The only corrupt thing this movie partakes is the language; otherwise I think anyone should be able to watch it. If you’re looking for something funny, you should focus mostly on the actors. I didn’t except the ending of the movie, I thought there was going to be more, like the other patients escaping the ward. To find out more about the movie, I suggest you watch it because it is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I think the movie tries to tell people to seek freedom. And it i

    I think the movie tries to tell people to seek freedom. And it is difficult to make the dream to come true. But if you give up, the dream just is a dream. You can achieve success only through your hard work. McMurphy likes freedom, he overcome the difficult to get success. Whatever the ending, he is a worthy person for us to learn from. These are the movie want to tell us, freedom, dream and hard work.
    Different people have different idea. I like the book better. So I think before you watch the movie, you can read the novel first. But the movie also has some good actors and significances. The movie let me know you will never succeed unless you work hard.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    The Man who went into the Crazy The movie, ¿One Flew Over t

    The Man who went into the Crazy

    The movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” was made in 1955 and produced by Milos Foreman. It is based off of the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which was written by Ken Kesey in 1962. The movie is about a man named McMurphy who purposely gets himself in the ward to escape farm labor. When McMurphy is in the ward he realizes that things aren’t what he thought it would be. There is a set schedule for everything and everybody seems to be afraid of Nurse Ratched, a nurse who seems to suck the confidence out of all the residence. Mc Murphy tries to get the men to stand up for themselves but with Nurse Ratched’s power it is almost impossible. I would give this movie a 3 out of 5 based on the actors, genre, and ending.
    The first criteria I used to evaluate the movie was the acting. I have read the book, and a lot of the acting matches up with the characters in the book. McMurphy wasn’t exactly what I pictured him to look like because he actually looks like he could be crazy but his acting really brings to life his character in the book. For instance, McMurphy in the book is a loud and opinionated guy and he is the same way in the movie. Whenever McMurphy wants to change something in the ward he flat out asks Nurse Ratched and starts to get loud if she makes up excuses. Jack Nicholson, who plays McMurphy, is great at bringing out McMurphy’s character and making it seem very real. I think McMurphy’s acting as well as the rest of the actors really brought to life the genre of the movie, which was what the society thought a “mentally ill” person would act like.
    The second criteria is used to evaluate the movie was the genre. The story was based off of a true story. It helped show the perspectives of people who were put in Mental Hospitals in the 1950s. Many of the characters were afraid to speak out yet were well aware of what people thought of them. Also, many of the characters volunteered themselves to the ward because of the society’s perception of someone who is mentally ill. This shows just how powerful society really is on a certain group of people. The genre was very real in the ending because it gave it a more realistic ending allowing it to be more believable.
    The third criteria I used to evaluate the movie was the ending. The ending in the book was similar to the ending in the movie, which is part of what made me like the movie. In the beginning of the movie everything was a bit different from the book and I didn’t like that. The beginning of the book was mixed up in the order of events and many events were left out which made me a little mad. However, when the ending of the book/movie came they were identical which made it more enjoyable. These three criteria’s helped be have a better idea on what to rate the movie.
    The movie really helped show the perspective of patients put in wards in the 1950’s. This is why I gave it a 3 out of 5 because the acting, genre and plot were pretty well displayed, allowing me to have a better understanding of the situation. Although there were many great things about this movie I wish they would have put some events that happened in the book in the movie. Some of the events in the book were important and I think it would give a better understanding of how the patients felt. Also, I think this movie is better if you are older, around seventeen or older because it contains content that takes a bit to understand. In all however this movie was pretty interesting and there were few dull moments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    A Flying Rating of Cuckoo¿s Nest In the movie ¿One Flew Over t

    A Flying Rating of Cuckoo’s Nest

    In the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, was produced in 1975, which is also based on a book by Ken Kesy. I thought the movie was excellently planned for this time period due to mental illness and the ways that it was diagnosed for this time period. I strongly believe that a rating for the movie, in my opinion should be four out of five stars, because I think that it is a four is because the acting could be better and more enthusiastic and amusing to watch in the tones used for the characters. I based off of the plot and actors in the movie.
    The first criteria I used to evaluate the movie was the acting. I strongly believe that the lady who plays Nurse Ratched could have had more of an enthusiastic voice and as well as having more of action in her acts as a nurse. She is very mono tone and that is what made me take one point off of the movie. Nurse Ratched also has a temper at points of the movie and you can see the madness in her face when she got mad at Mcmurphy. In the book and the movie the characters do not change much however, there is more emotion in the book in my opinion. There is however a selection of characters that have a sensitive act of kindness. This is a very good point in the movie when she starts to show her true colors and that is what makes me like her as an actor for showing anger in the movie, especially for the genre of the movie.
    When you wonder what the genre is in which it is based on a true a true story. The basics that make it seem realistic are that when the movie gets going and the action fly’s in. The biggest part that got me for this part of the movie is the time period and the way the movie is based in a mental asylum, the way that this was acted was very good and I loved it. It was very eye catching and to see what it was like for those people and also how they were treated. The ways that the patients were treated for this, I believe that it was wrong. The genre of this movie as stated before is very well set for this time period and where it took place at and especially the time period that it took place in. I also feel that the setting of the treatment is more known today and it makes you see how the difference is taught and it made me feel like it was sad that the patients had to live in those conditions.
    Lastly I am going to tell you about the plot of the story. The story takes place in an asylum in the 1970’s. The main character is a man named McMurphy, and he wants to see what life is like there. Everybody thinks that he cannot hear or talk but, he can. The time period of this movie and the quality of the movie is very amazing for all of the acting, setting and the selection of how the movie was set up.
    In conclusion I would recommend that you watch the movie to get to know more and what happens. I would make sure that you are kind hearted to watch the movie because it is emotional at times and very entertaining to watch. Personally from watching this, it made me realize that in some areas of the mental treatments, they are misdiagnosed. I also strongly believe that you know the background of mental illnesses to know what mental illness that some of the patients have because not all of the patients have an illness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    There are a few components used to make a movie go beyond just b

    There are a few components used to make a movie go beyond just being a visual story and reach its potential as a movie with no rival. Not many movies live up to this level of greatness but there are a select few that can be looked at and called a terrific movie. They utilize these three tools to excel and make their movie one that will be talked about for a long time. The combination of great actors, genre, and plot is essential for making a tremendous movie and the 1975 film by Milos Foremen “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” does a marvelous job with those implements which are why I give it a 4 out of 5 stars rating.
    A full cast of worthy actors is necessary for me to enjoy a movie. I like being able to see an actor I know or an actor that I had pictured would work to play a certain character in a movie. With known actors it makes it easier to connect with the movie and expect a great outcome without getting let down. I like certain actors because each has their own unique styles on how they act and that causes variety and that will have actors fit other parts better than other actors would have. There is a huge array of actors in the world that can fill different types or genres of movies.
    A movies genre is important to me because I like comedies and action over certain other genres. I won’t watch certain movies because of the genre so it is very important to the person watching that they pick one that they enjoy. If a love story genre movie were to come on I will not watch it if I’m alone like I would watch a comedy. The movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” does a great job of combining comedy and drama into a hilarious and tragic tale of the lives of mental patients in a hospital ward. The genre of the movie also helps set up the plot for a movie and how it progresses.The key to a good movie is a well set plot. Without a virtuous plot a movie could turn out terrible or fall apart. It could cause people watching to be lost and not know how something happened or how someone got somewhere because the plot never explained it. If you can’t understand the plot then you probably will not like the movie and if it’s bad it may just not interest you. The plot for this movie follows the antics of one Randal Patrick McMurphy. It takes you through his everyday routine and keeps you informed as to what has happened. In conclusion the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” had a good balance of all of these traits. The combination of all of these is blended well in this film and makes for a great time to watch and enjoy it. The actors do a remarkable job of portraying their characters and leave an impression on the person watching that makes them believe they are that character because of how well they play their part. This along with the funny and dramatic genre and the easy to follow and well thought out plot make it one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    . I would rate this movie ¿One Flew Over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ 4 of

    . I would rate this movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 4 of 5 stars based on the relatability, effects, and ending of the movie.
    The final criteria I used to review “One Flew Over the cuckoo’s Nest” is ending. This movie had a suitable ending like it did, because of that day, that minute he stepped in the ward, and the days he spent in the ward going against Nurse Ratcheds grain of commands. If McMurphy had never shown up on the ward, Nurse Ratched would have never changed her ways and neither would have the other patients like Billy Bibbit because McMurphy changed them, gave them a crutch, and later a horse to run away on. McMurphy showed the patients that they could do something that was productive outside the ward, so they could lead a half decent life on the outside. I think that the relation, effects, and ending made “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a well-rounded movie.

    Is the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” a satisfactory movie? I think that the movie was fabulous, and informational because of its true story basis. The characters were perfect for the parts they played in the story. The story line of the movie was very reputable and well played out, because of its true bases. I think a pleasing movie should pull a viewer in and make them feel like they were there, so the viewer could retell the story to someone else. The

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    The film ¿One Flew over the Cuckoo¿s Nest¿ that came out in 1975

    The film “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” that came out in 1975 is based on the novel written by Ken Kesey,
    which came out in 1962. Both the novel and the film are based on the story of a criminal who is admitted to the
    ward and changes the culture as well as disrupts its perfection. I would rate the film, “One Flew Over the
    Cuckoo’s Nest,” 3 out of 5 stars based on the acting, plot, and if it is based in truth. The first criteria I used to evaluate the film is acting. If the film has poor actors, it does not capture the audience’s
     attention. Jack Nicholson brings the character of Randall P. Mc Murphy to life, as well as Louise Fletcher, who plays Nurse
     Ratched. Nicholson does a fantastic job of mimicking the actions of Mc Murphy. Fletcher’s harsh looks and calm
     voice throughout the film are enough to irritate the audience. The actors are responsible for laying out the
    grounds for a well-written and interesting plot. The second criteria I have chosen to use in order to evaluate the film is the plot. The story line must include 
    exciting events in order to keep the audience captured until the end. The producers of the movie did an excellent
    job of following the plot of the novel. They used specific actions of the patients in order to create their own
    version of the story. Although the author of the book and the producers of the movie didn’t create the two
    products together, a person might think both had gone this way. While actors and the plot are very important to
    a great movie, so is the genre and whether or not the film is based in truth. The last criteria I have chosen to evaluate the film is the genre and whether or not the film is based in truth.
    When the novel was written, it was in a time where many mental institutions did in fact treat the patients like
    the novel depicts. The 1960s and earlier were times in which mentally ill individuals were treated as “crazies,”
    and they were not fit to live in our society. Our society at the time was responsible for how those individuals
    were treated, and how they were dealt with. With a little background on the novel, the producers had no
    problem creating a film that fits the time period. If you read the novel and then watch the film, there is a possibility you will be disappointed. They’re both
     based on the same facts, but there are a few events from the book that are left out in the film.
    The job was well done when it came to pointing out the important parts of the book. I recommend the film,
    but I suggest reading the novel first. It’s an amazing movie to watch, and it opens a person’s eyes to what
    our society used to be.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    This movie is ok, but the book is WAY better.

    This movie is ok, but the book is WAY better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    My first time watching this was in my Psychology class. All I c

    My first time watching this was in my Psychology class. All I can say is that it is now one of my favorite movies, if not my favorite. I highly recommend watching it. The characters were portrayed with such conviction and genuineness. To me, these characters were real. It's no wonder they won an Oscar. Milos Forman is a genius.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I LAUGHED WHEN I SEEN THIS MOVIE

    VERY FUNNY WOW THIS MOVIE CAME OUT THE SAME YEAR MY PARENTS GRADUANTED FROM HIGHSCHOOL 1975 MAN IT S A REALLY FUNNY MOVIE HE'S CRAZY LOL!

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