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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG 126 min - Crime, Drama - 22 June 1967
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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.

Director:  Stuart Rosenberg
Stars:  Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Luke Askew, Morgan Woodward, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Clifton James, Marc Cavell, Richard Davalos, Robert Donner, J. D. Cannon, Joe Don Baker, James Gammon, Chuck Hicks, Rance Howard, James Jeter, Joy Harmon, Anthony Zerbe, Warren Finnerty, John McLiam, Wayne Rogers, Charles Tyner, Ralph Waite, Buck Kartalian, Kim Kahana, Donn Pearce, John Pearce, Rush Williams

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Storyline

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.



Tagline: What we've got here is failure to communicate.

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  22 June 1967

Box Office

Budget:  $3,200,000
Revenue:  $16,217,773

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Warner Bros., Jalem Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 06 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR — Paul Newman {“Luke Jackson”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — George Kennedy {“Dragline”}  – WON
MUSIC (Original Music Score) — Lalo Schifrin
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Donn Pearce, Frank R. Pierson


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