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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

15 Ratings: 3.7
A movie directed by Stuart Rosenberg

In this classic Southern prison drama, social misfit Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman) is incarcerated for a petty crime and sentenced to a chain gang. Luke is a sullen and laconic young man whose cool defiance of the sadistic warden and … see full wiki

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Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 1967
2 reviews about Cool Hand Luke (1967)
review by . April 01, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
COOL HAND LUKE stars Paul Newman as "Cool Hand" Luke Jackson, a lonely man sent to prison for cutting off the tops of parking meters and not knowing why. Newman has had several memorable roles, but his turn in COOL HAND LUKE is one of his best and my favorite of Newman's movies. The movie is filled with unforgettable scenes (Lucile washing the car; the egg scene) and lines ("What we got here is failure to communicate."). The film has a great supporting cast and George Kennedy won an Academy Award. …
review by . May 10, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: wonderful acting by all     Cons: .......     Somehow it seems justified. After all, he was just a little drunk and using bolt cutters to cut the tops off of parking meters. Nothing big, but this is the South and good old Luke is just a little too cocky for the judge. Sent to the chain gang, Luke's defiance to the system but his ingratiating personality make him loved by all. All that is except Dragline (George Kennedy), boss of the chain gang and fellow …
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