By Dale Wasserman
Comedy Drama / 13m, 4f / Int. w. inset. Kirk Douglas performed on Broadway as a captivating rogue who contrives to serve a brief sentence in an ethereal psychological establishment really in a jail. This, he learns, used to be a mistake. He clashes with the pinnacle nurse, a fierce artinet. speedy, he is taking over the backyard and accomplishes what the clinical career has been not able to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian speak. He leads others out of introversion, phases a riot as a way to see the area sequence on tv, and arranges a rollicking dead night occasion with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the top nurse has him undergo surprise therapy. The occasion is simply too horrid for her and she or he forces him to undergo a last correction a frontal lobotomy. Winner of the 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for extraordinary Revival. "Cuckoo is captivating." - the recent York submit "Scarifying and powerful." - the hot York occasions
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All the patients present on the ward. McMURPHY. So that's how you work this democratic bull. Of all the crappy things I ever heard ! NURSE RATCHED. ) You seem upset, Mr. McMurphy. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST 49 I'll have to make a note of that. McMURPHY. Hold on - ! NURSE RATCHED. The meeting is closed. McMURPHY. ) Hold on one lousy minute. (Looks for the CHIEF, goes to the closet. ) Chief, Chief ... ) Chief, come on out here. Chief, it's now or never. We're men or we're monkeys, we make or we break.
HARDING. My friend, for pure audacity that proposition wins the analysts' Oscar. McMURPHY. I plan to fling the greatest brawl that ever got flung in a loony-bin. MARTINI. ) Oh, man, we're gonna have a party! McMURPHY. ) We? Who the hell said we? HARDING. We're not invited? McMURPHY. Nope. BILLY. ) But why? McMURPHY. 'Cause I'm fed up with you jerks, that's why! Know what's goin' on this very minute? The World Series! And you dickheads kept me from seein' it! CHESWICK. But, Mac, we tried. McMURPHY.
The v-very first word I said, I stuttered. Muh-muhmarna. And when I proposed to a guh-guh-girl, I flubbed it. ) laughing. NURSE RATCHED. Your mother has spoken to me about this girl, Billy. Apparently she was quite a bit beneath you. Was it that which frightened you? BILLY. No! NURSE RATCHED. Then what was the matter? BILLY. I was in luh-Iove with her. NURSE RATCHED. Let me quote from your mother, Billy "She was a designing little slut who only wanted to marry my Billy because-" BILLY. ) No! She was a luh-Iovely guh-girl that McMURPHY.
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