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Cool Hand Luke Overview:

Cool Hand Luke (1967) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and produced by Gordon Carroll and Carter De Haven Jr..

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Donn Pearce published in 1965.

Cool Hand Luke was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorPaul NewmanNominated
Best Supporting ActorGeorge KennedyWon
Best Music - ScoringLalo SchifrinNominated
Best WritingDonn Pearce, Frank R. PiersonNominated
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

By Beatrice on Jul 6, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Cool Hand Luke Directed by Stuart Rosenberg Written by Don Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce’s novel 1967/USA Jalem Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die The Christ symbolism and anti-establishment message haven’t aged all that well. ... Read full article


Review: Cool Hand Luke (1967)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 15, 2019 From 4 Star Films

While I might not consider it one of the finest films ever produced, Cool Hand Luke features one of the most mythic characters ever conceived for the movies. He’s one of those figures who can seemingly only exist on celluloid. Luke Jackson comes out of a certain turbulent period in American hi... Read full article


Cool Hand Luke: Newman?s Double?

By Judy on Jun 21, 2014 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This post is part of Silver Screenings‘ and The Rosebud Cinema’s 1967 in Film Blogathon. Check out the other entries on their sites! It?s not surprising, given the film?s condemnation of authority and celebration of rebellion, that Cool Hand Luke came out in 1967 in the midst of Vietnam... Read full article


Cool Hand Luke (1967)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 21, 2014 From 4 Star Films

In one of his most memorable performances, Paul Newman is Luke Jackson a man put on a chain gang for cutting the heads off parking meters while drunk. Despite the weary and monotonous regiment, Luke will not be?cowed?and he always keeps his positive demeanor. Originally the newcomer, Luke quickly ea... Read full article


Cool Hand Luke (1967)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 21, 2014 From 4 Star Films

In one of his most memorable performances, Paul Newman is Luke Jackson a man put on a chain gang for cutting the heads off parking meters while drunk. Despite the weary and monotonous regiment, Luke will not be?cowed?and he always keeps his positive demeanor. Originally the newcomer, Luke quickly ea... Read full article


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Quotes from

[Alone in a church, talking to God, as police lights begin flashing]
Luke: Is that your answer, old man? Well, I guess you're a hard case too.


Dragline: Where'd the road go?
Luke: That's it. That's the end of it.
Convict: Man, there's still daylight.
Dragline: About two hours left.
Convict: What do we do now?
Luke: Nothin'.
Dragline: Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin'.


Dragline: He's a natural born world-shaker.


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Facts about

Luke's prison number (37) is a reference to the Bible - Luke 1:37. ("For with God nothing shall be impossible.")
Ralph Waite's film debut.
Jack Lemmon was the owner of Jalem Productions, which co-produced many of his films as well as Cool Hand Luke.
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