A petty criminal fakes insanity to serve his sentence in a mental ward rather than prison. He soon finds himself as a leader to the other patients—and an enemy to the cruel, domineering nurse who runs the ward.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Fantasy Films
- Keyword: nurse, mentally disabled, based on novel or book, oregon, usa, lunatic asylum, insane asylum, friendship, hospital, medication, female villain, shock treatment
- Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, William Redfield, Scatman Crothers, Brad Dourif