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Jack Nicholson's is not the only outstanding performance in the darkly comic movie. Director Milos Forman drew sensitive yet hilarious turns from a cast with a rich range of facial tics

Why we love … movie computers … the quarry in Breaking Away … the dribbly kiss in Little Women

"I'm not just talking about my wife, I'm talking about my life! I'm not just talking about one person, I'm talking about everybody. I'm talking about form, I'm talking about content, I'm talking about inter-relationships! I'm talking about God, the devil, hell, heaven! Do you understand? Finally?!"

The intellectual, neurotic Harding (William Redfield) lets off steam during one of five "group therapy" scenes in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. It sparks a fascinating set of reactions from other characters – the squealing Cheswick (Sydney Lassick), the taunting, swivelled-eyed Taber (Christopher Lloyd), the stuttering Billy Bibbit (Brad Dourif), the ghoulish Fredrickson (Vincent Schiavelli), the grinning, »

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