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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST1975

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
© N.V. Zwaluw

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Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)

Kesey completed his first novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as part of his creative writing graduate work at Stanford University. Published in 1962, it soon became a best-seller.

The novel was adapted as a Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963.   Kirk Douglas starred in the stage role and also purchased the rights to the story.   He later sold it to his son, the producer/actor Michael Douglas.   Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman are credited with the screenplay.

Producer Detail

PRODUCER DETAIL

Saul Zaentz (c1976)

Michael Douglas (1976)

Director Detail

DIRECTOR DETAIL

Milos Forman (c1984)

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hour, 13 minutes

Jack Nicholson's break-through part as a mental ward patient who believes he's mis-assigned, but ultimately befriends his floor mates.

Milos Forman directs.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

The production was filmed in Salem, Oregon at the Oregon State Hospital, a psychiatric institution.   The instiution's director played the psychiatrist and several inmates were part of the cast.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated R

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1975 Domestic Box Office Rank: #3[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $487[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

Sources

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Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

2 hour, 13 minutes

Jack Nicholson's break-through part as a mental ward patient who believes he's mis-assigned, but ultimately befriends his floor mates.

Milos Forman directs.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

The production was filmed in Salem, Oregon at the Oregon State Hospital, a psychiatric institution.   The instiution's director played the psychiatrist and several inmates were part of the cast.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated R

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1975 Domestic Box Office Rank: #3[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $487[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

Sources

SOURCES