Cool Hand Luke (1967)

The man...and the motion picture that simply do not conform.

Original Title : Cool Hand Luke
Director : Stuart Rosenberg
Writer : Donn Pearce
Donn Pearce
Frank Pierson
Genre : Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Gordon Carroll , Carter DeHaven
Music : Lalo Schifrin
Photography : Conrad L. Hall
Distributor : Warner Brothers/Seven Arts [us]
IMDB ID : 0061512
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ÂPaul Newman Lucas 'Cool Hand' (Luke
ÂGeorge Kennedy Dragline
ÂGeorge Kennedy Dragline


Luke is sent to a prison camp, where he gets a reputation as a hard man. The head of the gang hates him, and tries to break him by beating him up. It doesn't work, and he gains respect. His mother dies, and he escapes, but is caught, escapes again, and is caught again. Will the camp bosses ever break him ?


Wow, George Kennedy? Okay, I had written an enormous blurb about how great the ending of this film was and how the ending is a film's most important part, but I think we all understand that well enough. I am going to talk about something else: George Kennedy's Oscar winning role. Wow, is he awesome! I, like I assume many people of my generation are, am only familiar with Kennedy through his role as the police Captain Ed from the Naked Gun series, in which he was hilarious, and his stint selling breath mints on infomercials. I never expected that he ever won an Oscar! And it was entirely deserved. He created a very complex character in this film. Bravo! I loved Paul Newman, too, of course. I just looked at who else was nominated that year, and I have not seen either the winner of that year's best actor Oscar (Rod Steiger in In the Heat of the Night) or one other nominee (Spencer Tracy in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), but of those I have seen (Warren Beatty, Bonnie and Clyde and Dustin Hoffman, The Graduate) I would personally have picked Warren Beatty, seeing as Bonnie and Clyde is one of my very favorite films, and I love Beatty in it. Anyway, Cool Hand Luke was a masterpiece itself, and I do give it a 10/10
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