Writers:Lawrence Hauben (screenplay) and
Bo Goldman (screenplay) ...
Release Date:26 February 1976 (Sweden)
Tagline:If he's crazy, what does that make you?
Plot:McMurphy, a man with several assault convictions to his name, finds himself in jail once again. This time, the charge is statutory rape when it turns out that his girlfriend had lied about being eighteen, and was, in fact, fifteen (or, as McMurphy puts it, "fifteen going on thirty-five"). Rather than spend his time in jail, he convinces the guards that he's crazy enough to need psychiatric care and is sent to a hospital. He fits in frighteningly well, and his different point of view actually begins to cause some of the patients to progress. Nurse Ratched becomes his personal cross to bear as his resistance to the hospital routine gets on her nerves.
Jack Nicholson ... R.P. McMurphy
Louise Fletcher ... Nurse Mildred Ratched
William Redfield ... Dale Harding
Sydney Lassick ... Charley Cheswick
Brad Dourif ... Billy Bibbit
Christopher Lloyd ... Taber
Will Sampson ... Chief Bromden
Danny DeVito ... Martini
Dean R. Brooks ... Dr. John Spivey
Scatman Crothers ... Turkle
Vincent Schiavelli ... Fredrickson
William Duell ... Jim Sefelt
Mwako Cumbuka ... Warren
Nathan George ... Washington
Alonzo Brown ... Miller