"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a 1975 American comedy-drama film directed by Milos Forman, based on the 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. The film stars Jack Nicholson, and features a supporting cast of Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, and Brad Dourif. The film also featured Christopher Lloyd in his film debut.
Considered to be one of the greatest films ever made, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is No. 33 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Movies list. The film was the second to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director and Screenplay) following "It Happened One Night" in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 with "The Silence of the Lambs". It also won numerous Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards.
In 1993, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Release date: November 19, 1975
Director: Milos Forman
Screenplay by: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
Based on: The novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey
Music: Jack Nitzsche
Cinematography: Haskell Wexler
Edited by: Richard Chew, Lynzee Klingman, Sheldon Kahn
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Sydney Lassick, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Distributed by: United Artists
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Actor in a Leading Role
- Best Actress in a Leading Role
- Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
- Best Motion Picture - Drama
- Best Director - Motion Picture
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
- Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture - Male
- Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
- Best Film
- Best Direction
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Film Editing
* © 1975 - Warner Bros.