Sure we all know Billy Bibbit from 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was young, but what about something more specific? How old was Billy in this movie?

  • I don't think that is mentioned anywhere in movie.
    – Panther
    Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 3:57
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    The new tag would be over 25 chars. I tried to abbreviate it sticking to the suggestions from Napoleon Wilson's answer meta.movies.stackexchange.com/questions/1016/…, but couldn't think of anything good. cuckoos-nest, one-flew-cuckoos-nest, one-flew-over-cuckoos-n - either one seems wrong. Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 4:23
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    @Hegemon - The only problem is, people will start typing "one-flew ..." for the tag (if there will ever be another question) and not "one-over-...". While I see the dilemma, this tag is not going to work, IHMO. Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 11:30
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    @Paulster2 This tag has been added by Napoleon Wilson. I didn't add any, because I couldn't find anything satisfactory. Commented Jun 30, 2015 at 11:36
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    @Hegemon - Sorry, didn't realize. I assumed it was you due to what you had said. The new tag is much better. Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 2:04

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I am pulling this information from a couple of different sources:

First - Billy is stated to be 4 years younger than McMurphy in this Cliff Notes link.

Second - Randle McMurphy's age at time of death (Smothered by the Chief) was 38. Birth/death given as April 22, 1925 – December 11, 1963, according to the wiki for the character.

That would put Billy's age at 34, which fits with the rest of the information in the story.

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