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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Sky Movies Drama, 9pm).

JACK NICHOLSON plays the role of a lifetime as a feisty misfit who convinces governors he is crazy in order to escape the drudgery of work detail at a prison farm.

Soon enough he enters an asylum and inspires his fellow patients to assert themselves, much to the chagrin of the strong-willed head nurse, who decides to fight back.

A charming, disturbing and humorous film that is guaranteed to have you choking back the tears by the end. Produced by Michael Douglas, and sporting a fine cast, the film won all five top Oscars. It is based on the novel by Ken Kesey.

Kirk Douglas owned the movie rights for many years and intended to play the lead role himself. However, he eventually grew too old for it, and handed over the rights to his son Michael who cast Jack Nicholson instead. It's now almost impossible to imagine anybody else playing the part.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 25, 2010
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