Questions tagged [one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest]

For use with all questions pertaining to the 1975 drama starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny DeVito.

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Why didn't McMurphy escape?

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, McMurphy and Chief planned to escape to Canada, and near the end of the movie, they trapped Turkle and made him drink in order to escape in the night. But, in the ...
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Why did Chief Bromden fool everyone?

In One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, at the beginning of the movie we're told that Chief is a deaf and dumb. However, when McMurphy and Chief were talking just before the electroshock therapy scene, we ...
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Could the Chief really have been able to throw the fountain out the window?

At the end of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chief Bromden, a 6'5, 235 lb patient lifts a heavy fountain off the floor that was probably at least a good 1,000 lbs and throws it out the window. Even ...
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Was McMurphy a WW2 vet?

I am wondering if Mac from 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest movie set in Sep.-Dec. of 1963 was a WW2 veteran? He was 38 years old, born in 1925. Was he a veteran of that war probably?(He wasn't ...
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Billy Bibbit's age in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?

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?