One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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Randle Patrick McMurphy is an unpredictable, loud mouthed and obstinate man. These characteristics of his are what helped him gain power. McMurphy liked to reject authority. Due to McMurphy drinking, short temper and vanity gave him a police record which consisted of assault and battery complaints which concluded for statutory rape. The young girl had claimed she was 19 but was really 15. When we first meet Randle McMurphy he had already served two months of his six month sentence but had managed to get himself in the state mental hospital for psychiatric observations, assuming that life would be easier in the mental hospital. Little to his knowledge he later finds out that’s not the case. People like McMurphy can never have a happy ending.…show more content…
It was the seventh-highest-grossing film ever, bringing in almost $300 million worldwide. The independently-produced film made it to the Oscars; it was the first film to take all the major awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards in total which were Best Actor Jack Nicholson with his first win after losing the previous year for Chinatown (1974). Best Actress Louise Fletcher, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography Bill Butler and Haskell Wexler, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Picture, Best Score Jack Nitzsche and Best Supporting Actor Brad Dourif. This movie beat out tough competition for Best Picture by Spielberg's Jaws (1975) and Altman's Nashville (1975). Jack Nicholson’s performance was so lively and confident. His fellow actors, all of whom are very good did an outstanding performance. William Redfield was a patient who talked grave nonsense. Will Sampson was a deaf-mute Indian and Brad Dourif was a young man with a fatal mother complex. These actors made you belive that they were indeed patients of a real mental
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