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Cool Hand Luke

Cast

Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Luke Askew, Morgan Woodward View All


Crew

Stuart Rosenberg (Director), Donn Pearce (Screenplay), Frank Pierson (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 22nd, 1967
Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes
When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.
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Sexy Celebrity
One particular guy, Dragline (George Kennedy) is totally in love with him -- you can tell he wants Luke to be his boyfriend after they escape together, but Luke takes off without him - *sigh* MEN.
Gideon58
Though the film is definitely showing its age, the 1967 Best Picture nominee Cool Hand Luke is still a riveting cinematic experience thanks to the powerhouse performance by Paul Newman that anchors the proceedings.
Citizen Rules
Cool Hand Luke reminded me of Jack Nicholson's Five Easy Pieces, as both films are about baby boomers who are rebelling against the system.


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