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Cool Hand Luke

Luke Jackson likes to do things his own way, which leads to a world of hurt when he ends up in a prison camp -- and on the wrong side of its warden.

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Summary

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.

Details

Director
Stuart Rosenberg
Cast
Paul NewmanGeorge KennedyLuke AskewMorgan WoodwardHarry Dean StantonDennis HopperLou AntonioRobert DrivasStrother MartinJo Van FleetClifton JamesMarc Cavell
Genres
Crime, Drama
Country
USA
Available
Jan 1 2019
Duration
126min
Release Year
1967

Review

As this 'Southern' turns up the heat, the sense of sadistic oppression, of being looked down on by 'the man,' swelters and burns. The glowering sun eclipses the convict in its hellfire glow. Newman/Luke's knowing smile, though, burns on.

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