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Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif
Release Date: Nov. 19, 1975 (USA)
Running Time: 133 min
McMurphy tries to shake things up a bit to give the patients a sense of hope. One day he manages to take them on a fishing trip. Another time, when the nurse is away, he turns the ward into a party, serving alcohol and even getting Billy (Dourif), one of the patients, laid by one of his friends. When Nurse Ratched returns, she's appauled at what occurred, so she plays a horrible psychological game with Billy which causes him to commit suicide. McMurphy becomes so upset by this that he tries to kill Nurse Ratched and ends up breaking her neck. After this, he's given a lobotomy and ends up a vegetable. Chief Brombden (Sampson), another patient, unable to see McMurphy is such a state, smothers him with his pillow and manages to escape from the ward.
Here's the original movie trailer.
Here's the scene in which he receives electroshock therapy.
WARNING: Not for the lighthearted!
Here's the powerful ending.
WARNING: This scene contains violence.
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