1967 movie about a nonconformist in a prison chain gang

Reference

Cool Hand Luke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Paul Newman. The screenplay was adapted by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce's 1965 novel of the same name. The film features George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon and Morgan Woodward. Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system. In 2005, the United States Library of Congress deemed Cool Hand Luke to be 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. ..."

Cast and Crew

Paul NewmanLucas "Luke" Jackson

Video Products

Cool Hand Luke (1967), 25 Jun 1997
Cool Hand Luke (Deluxe Edition) (1967), 9 Sep 2008

Memorable Lines

Luke responding to Boss
Responding to "just doing my job" comment from Boss who is putting Luke in solitary because the prison Captain thinks he may try to escape to attend his mother's funeral
"Nah - calling it your job don't make it right, Boss."
Luke responding to Captain
Responding to Captain's "For your own good" after being fitted with chains
"Wish you'd stop bein' so good to me, cap'n."
Luke responding to Dragline
Response to Dragline who tries to justify why a new prisoner has to spend a night in solitary
"Yeah, them poor old bosses need all the help they can get."

Articles

The Naked Truth About "Porno" Scanners, by Mark Skousen
"For those TSA agents who say, 'It's my job,' remind them of these words from the great libertarian film 'Cool Hand Luke': 'Just because it's your job doesn't make it right.'"

Videos


Cool Hand Luke (1967) trailer, 1967
Includes scene and several repetitions of the famous line (number 11 in AFI 100 Movie Quotes): "What we've got here is failure to communicate"