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Cool Hand Luke
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Stuart Rosenberg


In this classic Southern prison drama, social misfit Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman) is incarcerated for a petty crime and sentenced to a chain gang. Luke is a sullen and laconic young man whose cool defiance of the sadistic warden and bullying inmates earns him the title "Cool Hand Luke." But as the prisoners' respect for Luke grows into hero worship, he finds that he must risk everything in order to live up to their expectations. Filled with dozens of memorable scenes (Luke eating 50 eggs) and quotable lines ("What we have here is a failure to communicate."), COOL HAND LUKE is a testament to excellent screenwriting (Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson) and Newman's charm and skill as an actor. The film also features an outstanding supporting cast that includes George Kennedy, Strother Martin, and early screen appearances by Dennis Hopper and Harry Dean Stanton.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 127 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1967

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Full Frame - 1.33

Additional Release Material:

New Making of Documentary

Audio Commentary: Newman

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Director

Stuart Rosenberg

Producer

Gordon Carroll

Screenwriter

Frank Pierson

Screenwriter

Donn Pearce

Star(s)

Dennis Hopper

Star(s)

J.D. Cannon

Star(s)

Paul Newman

Star(s)

Luke Askew

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Press

"...This is a fantastic ensemble piece led by a career-high performance from Newman and stylish direction from Rosenberg..." -- 5 out of 5 stars

- Nick Griffiths, Total Film

"...Paul Newman had one of his best roles....Much of the fun today comes from eyeing minor players. Newman's fellow rock-splitters include Dennis Hopper and Richard Davalos..."

- Mike Clark, USA Today

 

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