About

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy, inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

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Directed by

Miloš Forman

Written by

Bo Goldman (Screenplay)
Lawrence Hauben (Screenplay)
Ken Kesey (Novel)
Dale Wasserman (Theatre Play)

Runtime

133 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

If he's crazy, what does that make you?

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#16 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#119 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#33 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#105 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Jack Nicholson

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Louise Fletcher

Oscar for Best Director Miloš Forman

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material Bo Goldman Lawrence Hauben