One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

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Avg Rating: 4.6 / 5. Voted: 148

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Directed by: Milos Forman
Starring: Jack Nicholson (Randle McMurphy), Louise Fletcher (Nurse Mildred Ratched), Will Sampson (Chief), Brad Dourif (Bibbit), William Redfield (Dale Harding), Danny DeVito (Martini), Sydney Lassick (Cheswick), Christopher Lloyd (Max), Marya Small (Candy), Nathan George (Washington), Scatman Crothers (Turkle)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 02:13:32
Genres: Mental Illness

Plot – Spoilers:
Randle McMurphy is sent from a work-farm to a mental institution to be evaluated for looniness. The doctors believe he’s been faking crazy, to be let off the backbreaking work at the farm. Randle himself cockily thinks the institute is an entertaining place to see out his prison sentence among all the crazies, who seem a nice source of voyeuristic fun.

A few things however get in Randle’s way. Nurse Ratched who runs the place seems to be a sadist who enjoys controlling the patients. This triggers Randle who has already begun to feel sympathy and empathy for the inmates. But soon the terrifying reality dawns on Randle – he actually isn’t there to complete his sentence. Rather, he is there for the system to decide whether he can ever be a free man again.

One of the greatest films ever made, with near-perfect everything, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a tragic illustration of being broken.

25 thoughts on “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

    • November 14, 2020 at 9:29 am
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      Awww… Are we having a bad day? Poor thing….

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    • February 3, 2021 at 1:33 pm
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      I would not consider this as an effed up movie exactly, but it is a very good one!

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  • November 14, 2020 at 9:26 am
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    Oh, I love you guys!!!

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    • November 15, 2020 at 12:07 am
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      Awwww… are we having a mushy sap day? Ewww…

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  • November 14, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    the movie is a classic……..awesome story and jack is unbelievable!
    gracias

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  • November 15, 2020 at 12:09 am
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    I once had a job cleaning the bird shit outta cuckoo clocks.

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    • September 17, 2021 at 9:58 am
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      Did they pay you in eggs?

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  • November 15, 2020 at 6:24 am
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    Brilliant novel. Brilliant interpretation. Cannot imagine any other actor nailing this role as well as Jack Nicholson. A terrifying indictment of the American mental health system of the time. “Frances” (with Jessica Lange) is another example. Thanks so much for including this classic!

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  • November 16, 2020 at 11:56 pm
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    This movie sucks dick, there’s nothing F’ed up about it.
    I schleep

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    • November 18, 2020 at 1:00 am
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      Every now and then they put up a film that makes one say “That’s effed up that this movie is on here” …all the while still maintaining the “effed up” theme.

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      • July 22, 2021 at 11:40 pm
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        Either you have a juvenile sense of taste that only considers “gore” as effed up, or youre too dumb to consider that a website that caters to millions of people might upload something that doesnt appeal to you every once in a while.

        Either way, not a good look if you dont want people to think youre a retarded child ????

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    • July 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm
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      It means you have a juvenile sense of taste if the only thing that you consider effed up is gore lmfao. Keep outing yourselves guys.

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  • November 17, 2020 at 7:22 am
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    Classic! Thanks Effedup!

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  • November 18, 2020 at 11:24 pm
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    A ‘timeless’ movie, with memorable characters and strong acting. This movie brought out the best in Jack Nicholson. BRILLIANT EUM!!!

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  • November 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm
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    wow, great movie, sad ending but very inspirational and marvellous acting from jack Nicholson!

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  • February 27, 2021 at 10:57 am
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    An absolutely amazing film! A true landmark in cinema which was in direct competition with Taxi Drive for the 1976 awards. One Flew took the Big 5 Oscars with, 15 nominations, and another 32 various awards, beating out Taxi Driver’s 4 Oscar nomination and 21 other awards.

    Talk about stiff competition! They don’t make movies of this caliber anymore.

    However, Silence of the Lambs swept the Big 5 Oscars in 1992, one of only 3 pictures to ever do so, one of which was…… One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest!!

    Silence has an astounding 63 total wins and another 51 nomination!!

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  • February 28, 2021 at 4:42 am
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    This movie is a classic. Definitely one of Jack Nicholsons best roles.

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  • May 3, 2021 at 7:44 am
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    This movie made me think of myself … I had the opportunity to go to an insane asylum for 1 month because my parents thought I was crazy. With the origin of drug use All the time I was in the hospital. I know myself that I’m not crazy. I have never taken any medication prescribed by my doctor. I used to break the drug by myself. And correct the state of mind by reading books The days have passed. Now, I am a graduate of my master’s degree and I am a teacher at elementary school. P.S. Neither my parents nor the medical team truly understand us. Equal to ourselves !!

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    • July 22, 2021 at 11:44 pm
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      I doubt all of this lmfao.

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  • August 25, 2021 at 1:54 am
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    I love this movie but I dont understand why it’s on effedupmovies haha

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  • September 5, 2021 at 10:00 am
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    Awesome film! Jack Nicholson is a great actor and so versatile. Loved him in ” The Shining ”, he was scary as fuck in it and ” The Last Detail ” where he was funny as fuck in that. Agree its not effed up as far as gore goes, but its sad, funny and hilarious and well acted. I will rewatch this again.

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  • September 9, 2021 at 7:23 pm
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    Very well acted.A really good movie

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  • September 9, 2021 at 7:26 pm
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    And the end was unexpected

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