VINTAGE FILM One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Leading a multiracial ensemble cast, the leading man (Jack Nicholson) is a statutory rape convict in a mental hospital whose inmates are psychologically and physically tortured by the sadistic Nurse Ratched. Adapted from Ken Kesey’s novel, Miloš Forman’s film swept the awards in 1975-6. Pretty much everyone agrees it’s among history’s greatest films, but would it be your first choice to watch tonight?

Director: Miloš Forman

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award nominations for Best Picture (won), Best Director (Miloš Forman - won), Best Actor (Jack Nicholson - won), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher - won), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Dourif); BAFTA nominations for Best Film (won), Best Director (Miloš Forman - won), Best Actor (Jack Nicholson - won), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher - won), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Dourif)

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