Cool Hand Luke Movie Review 1967

Information and Film Reviews for Cool Hand Luke the Movie

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One of the last great men-in-chains films. A man (Newman) sentenced to sweat out a term on a prison farm refuses to compromise with authority. Martin shines in his supporting role as the oily warden, uttering that now-famous phrase, "What we have here is a failure to communicate." Kennedy's performance as leader of the chain gang won him an Oscar. Based on the novel by Donn Pearce.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 126 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Men in Prison, Survival, King of Beasts (Dogs), Escaped Cons, American South, Edibles
Frank Pierson, Donn Pearce
Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Strother Martin, Dennis Hopper, Anthony Zerbe, Lou Antonio, Wayne Rogers, Harry Dean Stanton, Ralph Waite, Joe Don Baker, Richard (Dick) Davalos, Jo Van Fleet, Robert Drivas, Clifton James, Morgan Woodward, Luke Askew, Robert Donner, Warren Finnerty, James Gammon, Rance Howard, Buck Kartalian, John McLiam, Charles Tyner, Donn Pearce, Marc Cavell, Charles Hicks, James Jeter, Robert Luster, John Pearce, Eddie Rosson
Conrad L. Hall
Stuart Rosenberg
Lalo Schifrin
Warner Bros., Jalem Productions


Oscars 1967: Support. Actor (Kennedy), Natl. Film Reg. 2005.

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