Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

  • 8.1
  • 2h 7min
  • Drama, Crime
  • 1967-11-01 (USA)


Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.

Short Review

The whole thing depends on Newman's blue eyes, easy grin, and ability to appear charismatic but never cocky.