One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (movie)
|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest|
|Directed by||Milos Forman|
|Produced by||Michael Douglas
|Written by||Bo Goldman
From the book by Ken Kesey
|Music by||Jack Nitzsche|
|Editing by||Sheldon Kahn
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||November 19, 1975|
|Running time||133 minutes|
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 American drama movie. It is set on a locked psychiatric ward in 1963 in Oregon. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey. Milos Forman directed the movie, and Jack Nicholson plays the lead role.
It was the first movie to win all five main Academy Awards since It Happened One Night in 1934. These awards included Best Picture, Best Actor (Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher), Best Director (Forman), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The novel's writer, Kesey, did not like the movie. This was because it did not take the perspective (view) of a Native American character, Chief Bromden (a more important character in the book than in the movie). The screenplay was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.