Nurse Ratchett runs her ward with icy efficiency. With a firm hand on medication, treatment and basic necessities, her word is law and dissent is punished.
Into this isolated world struts Randle P. McMurphy, a charming rogue who has chosen a stint in the mental institution rather than face prison. Brash and rebellious, he soon ignites a power struggle that can only end in their mutual destruction.
Based on Ken Kesey's classic novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest still has the power to shock.