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Cool Hand Luke

Paul Newman , George Kennedy , Stuart Rosenberg    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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Paul Newman gives one of the defining performances of his career, and cemented his place as a beautiful-rebel screen icon playing the stubbornly tough and independent title character in Cool Hand Luke. And before he became familiar as a sidekick in 1970s disaster movies (Earthquake and the Airport movies), George Kennedy won an Oscar for playing Dragline, the brutal chain-gang boss who tries to beat loner Luke's cool out of him. It's a classic rebel-against-the-repressive-institution story in the line of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest or The Shawshank Redemption. Certain moments have become classics--particularly the hardboiled egg-eating contest, and the immortal line (drooled by Strother Martin, as a sadistic redneck prison officer), "What we have here is a failure to communicate." And don't forget, Luke is also the source of the oft-quoted driving ditty, "I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I have my plastic Jesus, right here on the dashboard of my car..." He is cool, all right. --Jim Emerson

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutle Classic Aug. 20 2012
By heykers
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Before classics such as Shawshank Redemption, there was Cool Hand Luke. Prison movies strike natural curiosity in everyone and this movie is amazing. Not only is Paul Newman gorgeous, he is a legend! This movie is comical but at the same time, screams true feelings. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic revisited! May 16 2014
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I saw this title on sale and realized that it has been years since I last saw it...Newman and fellow cast members are as fun and entertaining now as when the movie first came out!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Received Damaged Sept. 3 2013
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DVD case was OK but DVD was broken inside container.The DVD must have been broken when placed in plastic holder.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My review for this movie Aug. 26 2013
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This was a good buy. I enjoyed this movie very much. Id recommend it to young adults, teens and action lovers
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic June 15 2013
By Joe R
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An all time classic prison film, with an all time classic actor. I cannot say enough great thing's about this film, but will keep this short. I would recommend this movie very highly. It will not dissappoint!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential 60s movie - a touchstone for many June 5 2004
Format:DVD
This is the perfect '60s movie. It is anti-authoritarian without being strident, a serious drama with whimsy, gritty and violent with a sexy side (who can forget the car wash scene?). Newman plays the "christ" figure and his prisoners as his disciples and believers (after he wins them over). The guards and the warden are the high priests and the Romans. And of course, they kill him in the end.
But we have some great fun along the way. Luke strips the heads off of a street of parking meters and gets a sentence far out of proportion to such a silly crime. To say that Luke chooses not to fit in is an understatement. It isn't that he takes on the system. Rather, his mere presence and indifference to the system causes it to change or to try and eliminate him as if he were some invading virus.
There are some wonderful and indelible scenes such as the egg eating, the fight with Dragline (George Kennedy), the race to the end of the road, the failure to communicate scene and the severe punishment Luke receives. It seems like you can sit around talking about scenes from this movie longer than the movie itself.
Paul Newman made Luke immortal, but George Kennedy as Dragline and Strother Martin as Captain are also essential to this movie's character and permanence.
Today's viewers might fine the pacing of the movie a bit slow and see some seams that those of us who love it might ignore, but so what? It is a classic and enjoyable film that is a touchstone for many who were young when they first saw it in 1967.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gritty classic! Dec 25 2011
Format:Blu-ray
Paul Newman plays the non-conformist role to perfection. The supporting cast is top-notch. Many of them could have handled leading roles, they are so solid. A movie you should watch once per year to remind you that while society needs rules, we can take it too far if we're not careful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This film does NOT fail to communicate June 4 2004
Format:DVD
This is the perfect '60s movie. It is anti-authoritarian without being strident, a serious drama with whimsy. It is gritty and violent and at the same time it has a sexy side (who can forget the car wash scene?). Newman plays the "christ" figure and his prisoners as his disciples and believers (after he wins them over). The guards and the warden are the high priests and the Romans. And of course, they kill him in the end.
But we have some great fun along the way. Luke strips the heads off of a street of parking meters and gets a sentence far out of proportion to such a silly crime. To say that Luke chooses not to fit in is an understatement. It isn't that he takes on the system. Rather, his mere presence and indifference to the system causes it to change or to try and eliminate him as if he were some invading virus.
There are some wonderful and indelible scenes such as the egg eating, the fight with Dragline (George Kennedy), the race to the end of the road, the failure to communicate scene and the severe punishment Luke receives. It seems like you can sit around talking about scenes from this movie longer than the movie itself.
Paul Newman made Luke immortal, but George Kennedy as Dragline and Strother Martin as Captain are also essential to this movie's character and permanence.
Today's viewers might fine the pacing of the movie a bit slow and see some seams that those of us who love it might ignore, but so what? It is a classic and enjoyable film that is a touchstone for many who were young when they first saw it in 1967.
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