Paul Newman, George Kennedy, JD Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin
In this classic prison drama, adapted from his own novel by Donn Pearce, social misfit Lucas 'Luke' Jackson (Paul Newman) is incarcerated for a petty crime and sentenced to a chain gang, where his defiance earns him the nickname 'Cool Hand'. But, as the prisoners' respect for Luke grows, he finds that he must risk everything to live up to their expectations.
Filled with dozens of memorable scenes and quotable lines ("What we have here is a failure to communicate."), Cool Hand Luke is a testament to excellent screenwriting, confident direction and Newman's sardonic charm and skill as an actor.
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