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Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a recidivist criminal serving a short sentence on a prison farm for statutory rape, is transferred to a mental institution in 1963 for evaluation. This is a ploy by McMurphy to avoid hard labor and serve the rest of his sentence in a more relaxed environment. He is anti-authoritarian with a history of violence, but he exhibits no signs of mental illness..
Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick McMurphy
Louise Fletcher as Nurse Mildred Ratched
William Redfield as Dale Harding
Brad Dourif as... </div>