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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Drama set in a psychiatric hospital about a crook who inspires his fellow patients to assert themselves in the face of the hospital's oppressive routines.

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

Credits

Role Contributor
RP McMurphy Jack Nicholson
Nurse Ratched Louise Fletcher
Mr Harding William Redfield
Chief Bromden Will Sampson
Billy Bibbit Brad Dourif
Colonel Matterson Peter Brocco
Taber Christopher Lloyd
Martini Danny DeVito
Fredrickson Vincent Schiavelli
Washington Nathan George
Turkle Scatman Crothers
Author Ken Kesey
Director Milos Forman
Ellis Michael Berryman
Producer Michael Douglas

Broadcasts

  • Thu 11 Aug 2011 23:35
  • Sat 21 Apr 2012 21:55
  • Sat 21 Apr 2012 22:30
  • Tue 30 Jul 2013 23:50
  • Wed 31 Jul 2013 00:50
  • Fri 28 Feb 2014 23:05