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222647 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Director Milos Forman’s (1975) film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson, as R.P. McMurphy, a small time criminal element who thinks he has gotten lucky because instead of being sentenced to jail time, he is going to the local state mental facility for an evaluation. Once there, McMurphy acts out, encouraging other patients to express themselves in less than commonly accepted therapeutic ways; being assertive about their rights, and other things that unnerve the charge nurse, Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher. Nurse Ratched understands McMurphy’s situation, and especially that he senses he has escaped harder incarceration for the opportunity to upset her perfectly organized and institutionally structured psychiatric unit where she leads group therapy sessions. What McMurphy does not know, that Nurse Ratched does, is that Nurse Ratched has the power, based on the recommendations arising out of her observations, to keep McMurphy for much longer than his criminal sentence of 68 days. This film is really about human behavior, about a time in medical
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  • Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric hospital, Nurse Ratched, R.P. McMurphy

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