September 4, 2007
Warner Home Video
- Dolby Surround AC-3
- Digitally Mastered
- Runtime: 133 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in Japanese
A free-spirited convict scams his way into a mental ward where he battles a manipulative nurse and inspires her browbeaten patients. A heroic struggle of personality against an institution of mindless conformity, this powerful film is based on Ken Kesey's classic novel. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Supporting Actor--Brad Dourif. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Jack Nicholson, Best Actress--Louise Fletcher, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
On November 3, 1963 the stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel was brought to Broadway, starring Kirk Douglas as McMurphy; Gene Wilder also appeared in the show.
Film debut for actor Brad Dourif.
Color by DeLuxe.
Co-produced by Fantasy Films.
The film had an approximate budget of $3 million.
Additional cast: Delos V. Smith Jr. (Scanlon), Mimi Sarkisian (Nurse Pilbow), and Nathan George (Attendant Washington).