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don_socalSeptember 20, 2011

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

This story was based on author Ken Kesey's experiences while working at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, California.


Milos Forman


Lawrence Hauben (screenplay), Bo Goldman (screenplay)

Chief Bromden: My pop was real big. He did like he pleased. That's why everybody worked on him. The last time I seen my father, he was blind and diseased from drinking. And every time he put the bottle to his mouth, he didn't suck out of it, it sucked out of him until he shrunk so wrinkled and yellow even the dogs didn't know him.

McMurphy: Killed him, huh?

Chief Bromden: I'm not saying they killed him. They just worked on him. The way they're working on you.

McMurphy: I can't take it no more. I gotta get outta here.

Chief Bromden: I can't. I just can't.

McMurphy: It's easier than you think, Chief.

Chief Bromden: For you, maybe. You're a lot bigger than me.

[last lines]

Chief Bromden: Mac... they said you escaped. I knew you wouldn't leave without me. I was waiting for you. Now we can make it, Mac; I feel big as a damn mountain.

[he suddenly sees the lobotomy scars]

Chief Bromden: Oh, no...

Chief Bromden: [embracing McMurphy] I'm not goin' without you, Mac. I wouldn't leave you this way... You're coming with me.

Chief Bromden: [laying him down] Let's go.

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I don't watch many movies, so I'm not familiar with this movie. However, I live fairly close to the Vet hospital in Palo Alto, and the "campus" looks great, I just wonder how far the "treatment" centers and service have been developed.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2011 at 8:25PM
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