One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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McMurphy thinks he can get out of doing work while in prison by pretending to be mad. His plan backfires when he is sent to a mental asylum. He tries to liven the place up a bit by playing card games and basketball with his fellow inmates, but the head nurse is after him at every turn. The film stars Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick McMurphy, Louise Fletcher as Nurse Mildred Ratched, William Redfield as Harding, Michael Berryman as Ellis, Scatman Crothers as Orderly Turkle and Danny DeVito .... Martini An extraordinary movie which shows not only how corrupt and poorly-constructed society's approach to the "mentally unstable" is, but it creates characters that we have all met in life at one level or another. A must-see!
Jack Nicholson has a great penchant for playing insane.
What happens when a sane man acts mad, then is thought mad, then maybe actually goes mad. What happens when that man is Jack Nicholson, in one of his most iconic roles? We get One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, that's what happens.