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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) Quotes

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest completed its run in 1970.

It features Saul Zaentz; Michael Douglas as producer, Jack Nitzsche in charge of musical score, and Haskell Wexler as head of cinematography.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) is 133 minutes long. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Jack Nicholson as McMurphy, Will Sampson as Chief Bromden, Christopher Lloyd as Taber, Scatman Crothers as Orderly Turkle, Sydney Lassick as Cheswick, William Redfield as Harding, Danny DeVito as Martini, Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched, Brad Dourif as Billy, Dean Brooks as Dr. Spivey, Mews Small as Candy, Nathan George as Attendant Washington, and Nathan George as Attendant Warren.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) Quotes

Jack Nicholson as McMurphy

  • (Jack Nicholson) "Now jump up there and put the ball in the basket."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Jump up in the air and stuff that son of a bitch in there, Chief."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Take a rest, Chief."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Jesus Christ. D'you nuts wanna play cards or do ya wanna fuckin' jerk off?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Who's the head bull-goose loony around here?"
  • (Night Nurse) "Mr. Turkle?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Where the fuck is he, why doesn't he answer her?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "He's jerkin' off somewhere."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Ain't no one jerkin' off nowhere muthafucker."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Turkle what the fuck are you doing in here? Go out and talk to her."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "I'm doin' the same fuckin' thing your doin'- hidin'."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Koufax -- Koufax kicks. He delivers. It's up the middle. It's a base hit. Richardson is rounding first. He's going for second. The ball's into deep right center. Davis cuts the ball off. Here comes the throw. He throws it to second. He slides. He's in there. He's safe. It's a double.. Richardson's on second base."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Koufax is in big fucking trouble. Big trouble, baby. All right. Tresh is the next batter. Tresh looks in. Koufax -- Koufax gets a sign from Roseboro. He kicks once. He pumps. He fires. It's a strike. Koufax's curve ball is snapping off like a fucking firecracker. All right, here he comes with the next pitch. Tresh swings. It's a long fly ball to deep left center."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "It's going. It's gone. Let's hear it. One way."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I can't take it no more. I gotta get outta here."
  • (Will Sampson) "I can't. I just can't."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "It's easier than you think, Chief."
  • (Will Sampson) "For you, maybe. You're a lot bigger than me."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "That's right, Mr. Martini. There is an Easter Bunny."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "In one week, I can put a bug so far up her ass, she don't know whether to shit or wind her wristwatch."
  • (Nurse Pilbow) "Don't get upset, Mr. McMurphy."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'm not getting upset, Nurse Pilbow. I just don't want anyone to slip me salt peter."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "A little dab'll do ya."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "But I tried, didn't I? Goddamnit, at least I did that."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'm here to cooperate with you a hundred percent. A hundred percent. I'll be just right down the line with ya'. You watch."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "They was giving me ten thousand watts a day, you know, and I'm hot to trot. The next woman takes me on's gonna light up like a pinball machine and pay off in silver dollars."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "All we need's one vote. Just one vote. Just your one vote."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Just raise your hand up and your buddies can watch the baseball game."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Nurse Ratched, Nurse Ratched. The Chief voted. Now will you please turn on the television set?"
  • (Louise Fletcher) "Mr. McMurphy, the meeting was adjourned and the vote was closed."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "But the vote was 10 to 8. The Chief, he's got his hand up. Look."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "No, Mr. McMurphy. When the meeting was adjourned, the vote was 9 to 9."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Aw come on, you're not gonna say that now. You're not gonna say that now. You're gonna pull that hen house shit? Now when the vote -- the Chief just voted; it was 10 to 9. Now I want that television set turned on right now."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'm a goddamn marvel of modern science."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Lookit the faces on ya. Lookit ya."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "The thieves brigade, ya ding a lings. The mental defective league, in formation."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "How are ya, Nurse Ratched? I'm happy to be back.""
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Which one of you nuts has got any guts?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Hit me, Chief, I got the moves."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Goddamn it Chief, you're about as big as a damn mountain."
  • (Jack Nicholson) ""No, no, I'll show you some card tricks. You ain't seen the Spanish deck yet. That's 20 percent more torture.""
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Koufax looks down. He's looking at the great Mickey Mantle now. Here comes the pitch. Mantle swings. It's a fucking home run."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Someone get me a fucking wiener before I die."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Why don't ya shut your goddamn mouth and play some music."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Get out of my way son, you're usin' my oxygen."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "What are you doin' here? You oughta be out in a convertible bird-doggin' chicks and bangin' beaver."
  • (Unnamed) "Have you ever heard of the old saying "a rolling stone gathers no moss?""
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Yeah."
  • (Unnamed) "Does that mean something to you?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Uh -- tt's the same as "don't wash your dirty underwear in public.""
  • (Unnamed) "I'm not sure I understand what you mean."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I'm smarter than him, ain't I?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Well, that sort of has always meant, is, uh, it's hard for something to grow on something that's moving."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Where do you suppose she lives?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "We're just having a little party."
  • (Scatman Crothers) "Party my ass, this ain't no nightclub."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Jesus, I mean, you guys do nothing but complain about how you can't stand it in this place here and you don't have the guts just to walk out? What do you think you are, for Chrissake, crazy or somethin'? Well you're not. You're not. You're no crazier than the average asshole out walkin' around on the streets and that's it."

Mews Small as Candy

  • (Mews Small) "You all crazy?"

Danny DeVito as Martini

  • (Danny DeVito) "Little fishes."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "That's right, Martini, and what are we gonna do with these little fishes?"
  • (Danny DeVito) "Catch big fishes."
  • (Danny DeVito) "I bet a nickel."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Dime's the limit, Martini."
  • (Danny DeVito) "I bet a dime."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "This is not a dime, Martini. This is a dime."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "If you break it in half, you don't get two nickels, you get shit. Try and smoke it. You understand?"
  • (Danny DeVito) "Yes."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "You don't understand."

Dean Brooks as Dr. Spivey

  • (Dean Brooks) "Well, the real reason that you've been sent over here is because they wanted you to be evaluated -- to determine whether or not you are mentally ill. This is the real reason. Why do you think they might think that?"
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Well, as near as I can figure out, it's 'cause I, uh, fight and fuck too much."

Scatman Crothers as Orderly Turkle

  • (Scatman Crothers) "Ain't this a bitch. McMurphy, what the hell you tryin' to do, get my ass fist-fired?"

Christopher Lloyd as Taber

  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Come on, Harding. Play the game. Play it."
  • (William Redfield) "I am playing the game. Stop bothering me. I can't concentrate."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Play the game, Harding. Come on."
  • (William Redfield) "You keep your hands off me, YOU SON OF A BITCH."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Play the game, Harding."
  • (William Redfield) "What?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Play the game."
  • (William Redfield) "What are you talking about? I am playing the game."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Look, play the game, and knock off the bullshit."
  • (William Redfield) "Leave me alone. I'm not bothering you. What bullshit?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Your bullshit."
  • (William Redfield) "What about your bullshit?"
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Play the game."
  • (Christopher Lloyd) "Jack Dumpey's full of shit."

Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched

  • (Louise Fletcher) "The best thing we can do is go on with our daily routine."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "Aren't you ashamed?"
  • (Brad Dourif) "No, I'm not."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "You know Billy, what worries me is how your mother is going to take this."
  • (Brad Dourif) "Um, um, well, y-y-y-you d-d-d-don't have to t-t-t-tell her, Miss Ratched."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "I don't have to tell her? Your mother and I are old friends. You know that."
  • (Brad Dourif) "P-p-p-please d-d-don't tell my m-m-m-mother."

Brad Dourif as Billy

  • (Brad Dourif) "He-he-he can't hear you. He's a d-d-deaf and d-d-dumb Indian."

Will Sampson as Chief Bromden

  • (Will Sampson) "Mmmmmm, Juicy Fruit."
  • (Will Sampson) "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."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "Killed him, huh?"
  • (Will Sampson) "I'm not saying they killed him. They just worked on him. The way they're working on you."
  • (Will Sampson) "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."
  • (Will Sampson) "Oh, no --"
  • (Will Sampson) "I'm not goin' without you, Mac. I wouldn't leave you this way -- You're coming with me."
  • (Will Sampson) "Let's go."

William Redfield as Harding

  • (William Redfield) "I'm not just talking about my wife, I'm talking about my LIFE, I can't seem to get that through to you. 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 interrelationships. I'm talking about God, the devil, Hell, Heaven. Do you understand -- FINALLY?"

Nathan George as Attendant Washington

  • (Nathan George) "Hey, McMurphy, what the hell you doin', man? He's a deaf, dumb Indian. He can't hear a fuckin' thing."
  • (Jack Nicholson) "I ain't talkin' to him, I'm talkin' to myself. You know what I mean?"
  • (Nathan George) "Good morning, Miss Ratched."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "Good morning."
  • (Nathan George) "Good morning, Miss Ratched."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "Mr. Washington."
  • (Miller) "Morning."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "Good morning."
  • (Nurse Pilbow) "Good morning, Miss Ratched."
  • (Louise Fletcher) "Good morning."
  • (Nathan George) "Morning, Bancini."
  • (Bancini) "Morning."
  • (Nathan George) "How do you feel?"
  • (Bancini) "Rested."
  • (Nurse Pilbow) "Medication time. Medication time."

Sydney Lassick as Cheswick

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