Comedic Cuckoos Nest


i've always kinda thought this. Like the general idea & some of the characters were somewhat based on it.

Probably posted before but yeh...

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Considering that Lloyd was in "Cuckoo's Nest" and the storyline parallells it, I think you have a point.

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I would say that "Cuckoo's Nest" is itself comedic, despite the dark storyline, but it isn't an outright comedy.

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I just watched this for the first time today, and I loved it. It was recommended to me by my psychology professor last semester. The fact that you bring up the Cuckoo's Nest similarity is very funny, because I was just thinking while watching it how similar a character Keaton's was to Nicholson's McMurphy. Perhaps, McMurphy could have been an inspiration for Billy.

Good call also on Christopher Lloyd bein in both films. I hadn't thought about that until you brought it up.

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i watched this before i saw the cuckoo's nest and found it was weird how christopher Lloyd was in both seeing as there are soo many key similaritys. i enjoyed both films and think they are top examples of the separate genres..

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I've always seen this connection,
- Both films are about mental patients let loose from the institution.
- Christopher Lloyd is in both films.
- The Dream Team came out the same year as Batman (1989) - which features Nicholson/Keaton.
- Both protagonists - Nicholson/Keaton each have those crazy eyebrows.

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Not to mention, they're all going to a ball game, which was a main plot point in Cuckoo's Nest about wanting to watch the ball game.

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Not just similar..... a shameless rip off of the basic plot idea.... ten years later. Michael Douglas bought the rights to Coo Coo and should get a cut as well as the original writers.

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I wouldn't call it a rip off. Dream Team serves an entirely different purpose than the more dramatic Cuckoo's Nest.

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I remember liking Crazy People with Dudley Moore and thinking this wasn't as good. I'd like to give it another go somedya.

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