One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Poster of the 1975 movie and cover of the 1962 book
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey, 1962
movie vs book
Milos Forman, 1975

In Oregon in the fall in 1963 , repeat offender Randle Patrick McMurphy is transferred to a mental institution after serving a few months on a prison farm on charges of assault and statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Upon arriving at the hospital, he finds the ward is being dominated by head nurse Mildred Ratched, a cold, passive-aggressive tyrant who uses her authority to intimidate her patients.