His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won't - or can't - bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. A cast of fine character actors, including George Kennedy in his Oscar-winning role of Dragline and the indelible Jo Van Fleet as Luke's mother, give Newman solid support. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the now-legendary line, "What we've got here is... failure to communicate". No failure here. With rich humor and vibrant storytelling power, Cool Hand Luke succeeds resoundingly.

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG

Drama/Crime · 2h 6m · 11/1/1967

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"What we've got here is...failure to communicate."

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His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won't - or can't - bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. A cast of fine character actors, including George Kennedy in his Oscar-winning role of Dragline and the indelible Jo Van Fleet as Luke's mother, give Newman solid support. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the now-legendary line, "What we've got here is... failure to communicate". No failure here. With rich humor and vibrant storytelling power, Cool Hand Luke succeeds resoundingly.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Jalem Productions

Budget

$3,200,000

Revenue

$16,217,773
Cast
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Paul Newman

Lucas 'Luke' Jackson
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George Kennedy

Dragline
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J.D. Cannon

Society Red
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Lou Antonio

Koko
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Robert Drivas

Loudmouth Steve
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Strother Martin

Captain
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Jo Van Fleet

Arletta
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Clifton James

Carr
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Morgan Woodward

Boss Godfrey
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Luke Askew

Boss Paul
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Marc Cavell

Rabbitt
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Richard Davalos

Blind Dick
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Robert Donner

Boss Shorty
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Warren Finnerty

Tattoo
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Dennis Hopper

Babalugats
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John McLiam

Boss Keen
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Wayne Rogers

Gambler
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Harry Dean Stanton

Tramp (as Dean Stanton)
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Charles Tyner

Boss Higgins
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Ralph Waite

Alibi
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Anthony Zerbe

Dog Boy
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Buck Kartalian

Dynamite
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Joy Harmon

The Girl
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Joe Don Baker

Fixer (uncredited)
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Susanne Benton

Woman (uncredited)
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James Gammon

Sleepy (uncredited)
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Norman Goodwins

Stupid Blonde (uncredited)
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Chuck Hicks

Chief (uncredited)
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Rance Howard

Sheriff (uncredited)
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James Jeter

Wickerman (uncredited)
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Kim Kahana

Convict (uncredited)
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Robert Luster

Jabo (uncredited)
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Ron Nyman

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Donn Pearce

Sailor (uncredited)
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John Pearce

John (uncredited)
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Cyril 'Chips' Robinson

Ben (uncredited)
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Eddie Rosson

Luke's Nephew (uncredited)
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George Simmons

Prisoner (uncredited)
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Jan Watson

Woman (uncredited)
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Rush Williams

Patrolman (uncredited)
Crew
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Stuart Rosenberg

Director
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Donn Pearce

Writer
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Frank Pierson

Writer
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Hal Dresner

Writer
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