RMG 221: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

July 8, 2020

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew is joined, once again, by the lovely Trista Robinson (see more from Trista HERE and HERE), and they’re geeking out over One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and

  • the amazing cast
  • behind the scenes
  • McMurphy vs. Ratched
  • realism
  • and much, much more!


A nice rest in a state mental hospital beats a stretch in the pen, right? Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a free-spirited con with lightning in his veins, and glib on his tongue, fakes insanity and moves in with what he calls the “nuts”.

Immediately, his contagious sense of disorder runs up against numbing routine. No way should guys pickled on sedatives shuffle around in bathrobes when the World Series is on. This means war!

On one side is McMurphy! On the other is soft-spoken Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher), among the most coldly monstrous villains in film history! At stake is the fate of every patient on the ward!



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