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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Milos Forman, 1975

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey, 1962

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a movie directed by Milos Forman in 1975 and based on the book of the same name by Ken Kesey, first published in 1962. The movie features Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco, Dean R. Brooks, Alonzo Brown, and others.

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RATING

8.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)

8.3

/ 10

Book Cover: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey, 1962)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the 1962 book by Ken Kesey.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Read by: John C. Reilly

Storyline

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.

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Movie vs Book

Poster of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the 1975 movie by Milos Forman

Year

1975

Minutes

133

Movie Rate

8.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Country: USA

Year: 1975

Length: 2h13m

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Cover of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the 1962 book by Ken Kesey

Year

1962

Pages

325

Book Rate

8.38

S: Goodreads

Book

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Country: USA

First published in: 1962

Length: 325 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Series poster
Ratched (2020-)
TV Series by Ryan Murphy, Evan Romansky

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Poster of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the 1975 movie by Milos Forman

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