Cool Hand Luke (Deluxe Edition) PG

What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Cool Hand Luke (Deluxe Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 9, 2008
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • New Making of Documentary
    • Audio Commentary: Newman
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies: Eric Lax

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"What we have here is a failure to communicate."
  - Captain (Strother Martin) to Luke (Paul Newman)
"Small town, not much to do in the evenin'."
  - Luke, explaining why he cut the heads off parking meters
"I can eat fifty eggs."--Luke
"Nobody can eat fifty eggs."
  - Dragline (George Kennedy)
"Wish you'd stop bein' so good to me, cap'n." Luke to Captain, after he's been put in chains
"He's a natural born world-shaker."
  - Dragline, about Luke
"What we've got here is failure to communicate."

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1967 - Best Supporting Actor: George Kennedy

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh100%

Total Count: 49


User Ratings: 63,568
...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...
USA Today
Mar 13, 1996
Rating: 5/5 -- It's easy to forget just how fine Cool Hand Luke is. Full Review
Total Film
Apr 23, 2013
Surrounded by such great character actors as Dennis Hopper and Strother Martin...Newman has never looked more godlike. -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 12, 2008
Newman gives an excellent performance, assisted by a terriffic supporting cast, including George Kennedy, outstanding as the unofficial leader of the cons who yields first place to Newman. Full Review
Jul 22, 2008
The whole thing depends on Newman's blue eyes, easy grin, and ability to appear charismatic but never cocky. Full Review
The Age (Australia)
Sep 27, 2018
Rating: 4/4 -- A tough, honest film with backbone. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
A caustically witty look at the American South and its still-surviving chain gangs, with Newman in fine sardonic form as the boss-baiter who refuses to submit and becomes a hero to his fellow-prisoners.
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006

Product Description:

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.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed in Panavision near Stockton, California; color by Technicolor.
  • Jalem Films is actor Jack Lemmon's production company.

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