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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 1975
Winner of 5 Academy Awards
Including Best Picture

Milos Forman

Ken Kesey (novel)
Bo Goldman
Lawrence Hauben

Michael Douglas producer
Martin Fink associate producer
Saul Zaentz producer

Jack Nicholson – Randle Patrick McMurphy
Louise Fletcher – Nurse Mildred Ratched
William Redfield – Harding
Michael Berryman – Ellis
Peter Brocco – Colonel Matterson
Dean R. Brooks – Dr. John Spivey
Alonzo Brown – Miller
Scatman Crothers – Orderly Turkle
Mwako Cumbuka – Attendant Warren
Danny DeVito – Martini
William Duell – Jim Sefelt
Josip Elic – Bancini
Lan Fendors – Nurse Itsu
Nathan George – Attendant Washington
Ken Kenny – Beans Garfield
Mel Lambert – Harbormaster
Sydney Lassick – Charlie Cheswick
Kay Lee – Night nurse
Christopher Lloyd – Taber
Dwight Marfield – Ellsworth, Dancing Patient
Ted Markland – Hap Arlich
Louisa Moritz – Rose
Philip Roth – Woolsey (as Phil Roth)
Will Sampson – Chief Bromden
Mimi Sarkisian – Nurse Pilbow
Vincent Schiavelli – Frederickson
Mews Small – Candy (as Marya Small)
Delos V. Smith Jr. – Scanlon
Tin Welch – Ruckley
Brad Dourif – Billy Bibbit
Anjelica Huston – Woman in Crowd on Pier (uncredited)
Tom McCall – News Commentator (uncredited)
Saul Zaentz – Captain on Shore (uncredited)

Review by Jack Gattanella

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Best film of It’s era,

Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a landmark (one of the few I might add) in cinema. Pretty much everything in this film is at or close to perfection. And rightfully so, it became only the 2nd (1 in 3 films in history along with It Happened One Night and Silence of the Lambs) film to win the top five Oscars- Best Picture, Actor (Jack Nicholson), Actress (Louise Fletcher), Director (Forman), and Screenplay (Bo Goldman).

The story (based on Ken Kessey’s novel) focuses on a rowdy misfit named Randle Patrick McMurphy (Nicholson) who is put in a mental hospital with other people (some voluntarily in) who are not all there. Some of these guys include Danny DeVito (in his first role), Christopher Lloyd, Brad Dourif (in his Oscar nominated role) and the never forgetable Will Sampson who played the Chief. The film, It’s actors and scenes will always be terrific achivements in cinema and is one of my fav’s. A++

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