Classic prison drama starring Paul Newman as a cool-headed inmate who riles up the rugged correctional system by actively defying... More
Classic prison drama starring Paul Newman as a cool-headed inmate who riles up the rugged correctional system by actively defying it. Also stars George Kennedy and Dennis Hopper.
Having been committed for a misdemeanour, rebel without a cause Luke Jackson (Newman) is thrown into a prison camp. But instead of accepting it as hell-on-Earth, the Southern chain gang member doesn't lie down. His ballsy antics slowly win over his fellow inmates, and after multiple escape attempts (each one reaching varying degrees of success), the camp bosses try to break him. However, Luke proves to be a tough nut to crack.
Cool Hand Luke's many iconic moments include the egg-eating contest, the warden warning "What we've got here is a failure to communicate", the mirror sunglass-wearing guard, and the card game that gets out of hand.
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- Nominated for four 1968 Academy Awards, winner of Best Supporting Actor (George Kennedy).
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