One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- 2 hr 13 min
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 movie starring Jack Nicholson. He plays a character named R.P. Murphy. Murphy is a habitual criminal who is sentenced to prison. He doesn't want to do the hard work that he's supposed to do while he's in prison, so he plans to get himself sent to a mental hospital. His theory is that life in the mental hospital would be much easier than life in a prison would be. When Murphy reaches the hospital, he finds that life isn't as easy as he thought it would be. Nurse Ratched is there, and she is firmly in control of the ward he is assigned to. The movie is about the power struggle between Murphy and Ratched. He wants to change the way the ward is run. She wants to keep the ward firmly under her control. Finally, Murphy will have to face the consequences of all the choices he has made.