One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1975
  • Running time: 133 min
OSCAR WINNER: Best Picture Best Director Best Actor - Jack Nicholson Best Actress - Louise Fletcher Best Screenplay Adaptation A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen, right? Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson in his... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Picture Best Director Best Actor - Jack Nicholson Best Actress - Louise Fletcher Best Screenplay Adaptation A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen, right? Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson in his memorable Oscar-winning performance), a free-spirited con with lightning in his veins and glib on his tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what he calls the "nuts." Immediately, his contagious sense of disorder runs up against numbing routine. No way should guys pickled on sedatives shuffle around in bathrobes when the World Series is on. This means war! On one side is McMurphy. On the other is soft-spoken Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher in her own Oscar-winning performance), among the most coldly monstrous villains in film history. At stake is the fate of every patient on the ward. Based on Ken Kesey's acclaimed bestseller, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest swept all five major Academy Awards: "Best Picture," "Best Actor" (Nicholson), "Best Actress" (Fletcher), "Best Director" (Milos Forman) and "Best Screenplay Adaptation" (Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman). Raucous, searing, and with a superb supporting cast that includes Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Lloyd (in his film debut), this one soars.

Original Release

11/19/1975

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1976 Oscar Best Picture Won
1976 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1976 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Won
1976 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Director Won
1976 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material Won
1976 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1976 Oscar Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Nominated
1976 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Won
1976 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
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