Cool Hand Luke


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When petty criminal Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden (Strother Martin) or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline (George Kennedy), 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.

Release details

Release date:
Wednesday November 1 1967
129 mins

Cast and crew

Stuart Rosenberg
Donn Pearce, Frank R Pierson
Paul Newman
George Kennedy
JD Cannon
Lou Antonio
Robert Drivas
Strother Martin
Jo Van Fleet
Clifton James
Dennis Hopper
Harry Dean Stanton