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A classic. Not to be missed.

8 years, 9 months ago at Apr 22 3:14
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Cool Hand Luke is a forever classic movie that tells the fairly simple story of a man who just doesn't know how to give up.

During the opening credits we are introduced to a man named Luke (Newman); he's drunk and cutting the heads off parking meters. His crime isn't seen with sympathy and he is sentenced to two years on the chain gang in a prison camp. His treatment is inhumane as... read more

A Moving Film.

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"Cool Hand Luke" is a truly moving film. It is a classic that should be viewed by all great film lovers. Paul Newman is perfect for the role, and does an amazing job as Luke. You know right as the film starts that he is a great actor, and the film is going to be great. "Cool Hand Luke" tells the story of a drunk named Luke who is taken to prison after several mishaps with destruction of property. ... read more

Cool Hand Luke

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The harsh landscape of Cool Hand Luke works effectively to show us the psychological state of the characters. There is something almost Biblical, or, at the very least, Shakespearean, about Luke’s wanderings and sufferings, his willingness to damn it all and doom himself to martyrdom. From the very first scenes of his drunkenly destroying public property, for what purpose? even he can’t say, t... read more
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Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Souther chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under the authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.
Release date: 1 November 1967
UPC: 085391103721
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" "Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand." Director: Stuart Rosenberg Writers: Donn Pearce, Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall Composer: Lalo Schifrin Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet, Clifton James, Dennis Hopper and Harry Dean Stanton "

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