Overview

When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

  1. Donn Pearce

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Frank Pierson

    Screenplay

  3. Stuart Rosenberg

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Luke Jackson

  2. George Kennedy

    George Kennedy

    Dragline

  3. Luke Askew

    Luke Askew

    Boss Paul

  4. Morgan Woodward

    Morgan Woodward

    Boss Godfrey

  5. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Tramp

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Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 1, 1967
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget $3,200,000.00

Revenue $16,217,773.00

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