Cool Hand Luke

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks."

Overall Ranking: 279 (Rank from 1967: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R100(full review)
Jim Carrier97 - Possibly the crown jewel for one of the all-time great actors. Paul Newman was brilliant in this movie. There's no way that anyone should try to remake this. It would fall short by a long shot, even if you found the perfect person to play
Morgan On Media97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Paul Newman (Luke Jackson)
  • George Kennedy (Dragline)
  • Luke Askew (Boss Paul)
  • Morgan Woodward (Boss Godfrey)
  • Harry Dean Stanton (Tramp)
  • Dennis Hopper (Babalugats)
  • Lou Antonio (Koko)
  • Robert Drivas (Loudmouth Steve)
  • Strother Martin (Captain)
  • Jo Van Fleet (Arletta)
  • Clifton James (Carr)
  • Marc Cavell (Rabbitt)
  • Richard Davalos (Blind Dick)
  • Robert Donner (Boss Shorty)
  • J.D. Cannon (Society Red)
  • Joe Don Baker (Fixer)
  • James Gammon (Sleepy)
  • Chuck Hicks (Chief)
  • Rance Howard (Sheriff)
  • James Jeter (Wickerman)
  • Stuart Rosenberg (Director)
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