Cool Hand Luke (Blu-ray)

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Studio Warner
SKU 225912825
UPC 883929232673
UPC 14 00883929232673
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/28/2013
Rating Rating
Classic Fight Scenes
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this classic Southern prison drama, social misfit Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman) is incarcerated for a petty crime and sentenced to a chain gang. Luke is a sullen and laconic young man whose cool defiance of the sadistic warden and bullying inmates earns him the title "Cool Hand Luke." But as the prisoners' respect for Luke grows into hero worship, he finds that he must risk everything in order to live up to their expectations. Filled with dozens of memorable scenes (Luke eating 50 eggs) and quotable lines ("What we have here is a failure to communicate."), COOL HAND LUKE is a testament to excellent screenwriting (Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson) and Newman's charm and skill as an actor. The film also features an outstanding supporting cast that includes George Kennedy, Strother Martin, and early screen appearances by Dennis Hopper and Harry Dean Stanton.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "What we have here is a failure to communicate."--Captain (Strother Martin) to Luke (Paul Newman)
Quote "Small town, not much to do in the evenin'."--Luke, explaining why he cut the heads off parking meters
Quote "I can eat fifty eggs."--Luke|"Nobody can eat fifty eggs."--Dragline (George Kennedy)
Quote "Wish you'd stop bein' so good to me, cap'n." Luke to Captain, after he's been put in chains
Quote "He's a natural born world-shaker."--Dragline, about Luke
Total Film "...This is a fantastic ensemble piece led by a career-high performance from Newman and stylish direction from Rosenberg..." -- 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/2000 p.87
USA Today "...Paul Newman had one of his best roles....Much of the fun today comes from eyeing minor players. Newman's fellow rock-splitters include Dennis Hopper and Richard Davalos..." 03/13/1996 p.6D
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "Simultaneously biting and blithe....Newman's effortless performance drives things..." 03/01/2006 p.132
Sight and Sound "Paul Newman enjoys one of his finest hours as the endlessly defiant convict in Stuart Rosenberg's prison-set drama." 03/01/2006 p.87
Entertainment Weekly "Surrounded by such great character actors as Dennis Hopper and Strother Martin...Newman has never looked more godlike." -- Grade: B 09/12/2008 p.122
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "As a supreme showcase for Paul Newman's charisma, COOL HAND LUKE is pure magic....It was impeccably cast, superbly acted, [and] beautifully shot by Conrad Hall." 10/01/2008 p.170-171
Stuart Rosenberg
George Kennedy
Strother Martin
Paul Newman
Cast & Crew
George Kennedy - Star
Jo Van Fleet - Star
Clifton James - Star
Strother Martin - Star
Harry Dean Stanton - Star
Lou Antonio - Star
Paul Newman - Star
J.D. Cannon - Star
Luke Askew - Star
Robert Drivas - Star
Joe Don Baker - Star
Morgan Woodward - Star
Dennis Hopper - Star
Sam O'Steen - Editor
Lalo Schifrin - Composer
Conrad L. Hall - Director of Photography
Gordon Carroll - Producer
Frank Pierson - Screenwriter
Cary Odell - Production Designer
Donn Pearce - Screenwriter
Stuart Rosenberg - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1967
UPC 00883929232673
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 126 minutes
Color Color
Name George Kennedy
Award Category Best Supporting Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1967
Award Giver Academy Awards
Slip Sleeve
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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