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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Milos Forman's Oscar-winning adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel. Jack Nicholson plays McMurphy, a two-bit crook who, facing a jail sentence, feigns mental illness to be sentenced to a psychiatric hospital. But his plan backfires when the hospital turns out not to be the easy ride he expected, with its oppressive routines and a tyrannical head nurse who is out to quash any vestige of the patients' personal independence. Free-spirited McMurphy becomes a catalyst for the frustrations of his downtrodden fellow patients and a worthy adversary for the head nurse.

2 hours, 13 minutes

Last on

Fri 28 Feb 2014 23:05
BBC Two except Northern Ireland, Wales


Role Contributor
RP McMurphyJack Nicholson
Nurse RatchedLouise Fletcher
Mr HardingWilliam Redfield
Chief BromdenWill Sampson
Billy BibbitBrad Dourif
Colonel MattersonPeter Brocco
TaberChristopher Lloyd
MartiniDanny DeVito
FredricksonVincent Schiavelli
WashingtonNathan George
TurkleScatman Crothers
AuthorKen Kesey
DirectorMilos Forman
EllisMichael Berryman
ProducerMichael Douglas
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