- Actors: Paul Newman, Joe Don Baker, Clifton James, Lou Antonio, Morgan Woodward
- Directors: Stuart Rosenberg
- Format: PAL
- Language: English, Italian, French
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: 15
- Studio: Whv
- DVD Release Date: 13 Feb. 2006
- Run Time: 121 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000CDIO1W
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,693 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Luke (an Oscar-nominated Paul Newman) is sent to a Deep South chain gang after smashing up some parking meters. Convict boss Dragline (an Oscar-winning George Kennedy) tries to crack the new inmate's spirit but Luke refuses to be broken. Reformed safecracker Donn Pearce based his novel and screenplay on his own experiences of imprisonment.
Paul Newman gives one of the defining performances of his career and cemented his place as a beautiful, rebel screen icon playing the stubbornly tough and independent title character in Cool Hand Luke. And before he became familiar as a sidekick in 1970s' disaster movies (Earthquake and the Airport movies), George Kennedy won an Oscar for playing Dragline, the brutal chain-gang boss who tries to beat loner Luke's cool out of him. It's a classic rebel-against-the-repressive-institution story in the line of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest or The Shawshank Redemption. Certain moments have become classics--particularly the hardboiled egg-eating contest and the immortal line (drooled by Strother Martin, as a sadistic redneck prison officer): "What we have here is a failure to communicate". And don't forget, Luke is also the source of the oft-quoted driving ditty: "I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I have my plastic Jesus, right here on the dashboard of my car." --Jim Emerson --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.See all Product description
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Living for the moment. Paul Newman's character Luke does just that. Even when the moment is a losing card hand; a nothing hand. He plays it like a straight flush. A road needs tarring; he pulls out all the stops and finishes early with smiles all around. Even eating is turned into something memorable. As for a fight with a bigger stronger man; he does not stay down. Cool hand Luke.
The Christian underbelly is pertinent. The absence of hope. He only runs when he loses his one true love. His mum. Not allowed to attend her funeral. Her favourite son. 'Calling it your job don't make it right,' as they give him Solitary in response to her death.
'Where am I supposed to fit in?' Luke accuses God in an empty church. 'You near bored us to death!' his mum had laughed at the memory of his suit wearing days. The girlfriend he wanted to marry ran away with 'the Convertible man.'
The chain gang was nothing too. That's how he looked cool. 'Getting the mind right' is how 'the rules' articulate brutal repression. The rules have the words, the words that make the guns seem right.
George Kennedy won an Oscar for his role as Dragline, he very much holds his own against Paul Newman, who electrifies the screen.
A great all round cast, and a classic story, of one mans fight against the system.
I would also recommend reading the book, a forgotten masterpiece.
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set a good standard for others to follow one of my all time top tenPublished 2 months ago by mark carter
What an awesome movie definitely one of the greatest ever made,if not the greatest.Paul Newman will be sadly missed but this film along with the Hustler are in my opinion his best... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr Barrie Watkins