In the Fall of 1963, a Korean War veteran and criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rallies up the scared patients against the tyrannical nurse.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a 1975 American film directed by Miloš Forman and based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Ken Kesey. The film stars Jack Nicholson as Randle McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity in order to serve his sentence in a mental institution instead of a prison. The movie also features Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched, the head nurse who controls and oppresses the patients at the institution.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was highly acclaimed upon its release and went on to win five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Nicholson, and Best Actress for Fletcher. The film is considered one of the greatest American films of all time and remains an iconic representation of the counter-cultural movement of the 1970s.