Cool Hand Luke

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Newman’s Own

Luke Jackson (Newman) is a gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who refusing to buckle under to authorities, keeps escaping and being re-captured. The camp staff actively work to crush him.

As this “Southern” turns up the heat, the sense of sadistic oppression, of being looked down on by the man swelters and burns. The glowering sun eclipses the conflict in its hellfire glow. Newman/Luke’s knowing smile, though burns on

Variety

BBFC rating
15
Year
1967
Running time
126 mins
Country
USA
Format
DCP
Director
Stuart Rosenberg
Cast
Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin

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