Livewire Randle P McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) unwisely cons his way out of prison, where he has been incarcerated for statutory rape, and into a mental institution. After witnessing the degrading treatment of the inmates (including Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd) he leads them in a revolt against the cold and terrifying Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher).

The acclaimed Oscar winning adaption of Ken Kesey’s famous novel, this is arguably Jack Nicholson’s finest performance and features a stellar cast who went on to become stars in their own right.