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This review is from: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2 Disc Special Edition)  [DVD] (DVD)
This 1975 piece of film genius is a tribute to the supreme acting talents of Jack Nicholson as he plays Randall P. McMurphy an arrogant, roguish thug assigned to a mental institute for being a bit violent. As he settles in it seems to him that the demercations of control and freedom are to thin and so sets himself on a head on collision with the stern authoritarians of the hospital, including a stern, merciless nurse played by Louise Fletcher. It ends with a dramatic climax between Randall and a huge (apparently silent) indian who has given him a sense of salvation in what is really a prison in all respects.
Milos Forman directs with flair and the acting is brilliant, it is a multi-oscar winning gem and to all people and film fans alike, it must be watched and recognized as one of the best films of all time.