One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Director: Milos Forman | Genre: Drama

Released: 1975 | Runtime: 133 min

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Quotes

  • [ McMurphy is pretending to watch the World Series on TV ]
    McMurphy : Someone get me a fucking wiener before I die.
  • 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 : A little dab'll do ya.
  • McMurphy : What are you doin' here? You oughta be out in a convertible bird-doggin' chicks and bangin' beaver.
  • McMurphy : Which one of you nuts has got any guts?
  • McMurphy : That's right, Mr. Martini. There is an Easter Bunny.
  • Chief Bromden : My pop was real big. He did like he pleased. That's why everybody worked on him. The last time I seen my father, he was blind and diseased from drinking. And every time he put the bottle to his mouth, he don't suck out of it, it sucks out of him until he shrunk so wrinkled and yellow even the dogs didn't know him.
    McMurphy : Killed him, huh?
    Chief Bromden : I'm not saying they killed him. They just worked on him. The way they're working on you.
  • McMurphy : I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
  • McMurphy : I'm a goddamn marvel of modern science.
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