Randall P. McMurphy, a charming rogue, contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison.
This he learns, was a mistake.
He clashes with the head nurse, a manipulative, vindictive but ever so calm and falsely compassionate Nurse Ratched.
Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for 12 years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk.
He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women.
For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment.
The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction, a frontal lobotomy.
Directed by - Pete Cuesta