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Cool Hand Luke


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


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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I believe that [i]Cool Hand Luke[/i] is a highly regarded and well loved film around here at Movie Forums. Well, I've finally seen it, and I totally recommend it..
Luke gets sentenced to two years at a prison work farm in the deep south where, on the periphery of civilization, Luke starts out as "New Meat" but eventually becomes the messiah of the prison population due to his refusal to conform to his new life.
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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