This is one of my favourite scenes from the movie. I had seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest many many many years ago so I decided to give it another go. I think even more of it now than I originally did.
Jack Nicholson plays McMurphy, who wrangled a trip from the prison farm to a mental institution for an assesment. McMurphy was sure he would have an easier time finishing out his sentence at the hospital. I'm not going to state that McMurphy was or was not mentally ill when he arrived but, because of his rebellious behaviour, he was treated as ill. The end of the movie was so sad and yet so powerful. It does not surprise me that this movie won so many awards.
Academy Awards, USA 1976
'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' became the first film in 41 years to sweep the major categories ... More
|Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material|
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Best Film Editing|
|Best Music, Original Dramatic Score|