While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 13m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $108,981,275.00

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Release Information

  • November 18, 1975
    R, Theatrical



Subject to the silliest of internet theories

There are a lot of movie theories but the silliest of all is this nonsense that is all over the internet claiming that the Chief killed the unresponsive McMurphy because he thought McMurphy was ignoring him.

These idiots claim the Chief did not notice the scars on McMurphy's head and simply thought the unresponsive McMurphy was ignoring him - so the Chief kills him in a fit of rage. Ridiculous.

The Chief killed McMurphy as an act of kindness. Chief was releasing McMurphy - a once spirited man now reduced to a vegetable thanks to the... read the rest.

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