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Based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) stars Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy, a criminal sent to a mental hospital for evaluation. Run by cold, manipulative Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher), the ward is full of patients who are more afraid of her than they are focused on returning to the outside world. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the second movie in history to win all 5 major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay). The only other films with these honors are It Happened One Night (1934) and Silence of the Lambs.For more memorable lines from movies and TV, check out these quotes from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
McMurphy: I'm here to cooperate with you a hundred percent. A hundred percent. I'll be just right down the line with ya'. You watch.
Nurse Ratched: Aren't you ashamed?
Billy: No, I'm not.
[Applause from friends]
Nurse Ratched: You know Billy, what worries me is how your mother is going to take this.
Billy: Um, um, well, y-y-y-you d-d-d-don't have to t-t-t-tell her, Miss Ratched.
Nurse Ratched: I don't have to tell her? Your mother and I are old friends. You know that.
Billy: P-p-p-please d-d-don't tell my m-m-m-mother.
McMurphy: I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
McMurphy: What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin'? Well you're not! You're not! You're no crazier than the average asshole out walkin' around on the streets and that's it.