One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Essential Cinema


Film Info
Series:Essential Cinema
Run Time:133 min
Release Year:1975
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Milos Forman
Cast Members:Jack Nicholson
Louise Fletcher


The Roxy Theater is proud to present Essential Cinema, a monthly series of the most iconic and important films the artform has to offer.

When Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.