Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

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  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1967-06-22
  • User Rating: 7.743/10 from 1212 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Jalem Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Stuart Rosenberg
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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.

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  • Paul Newman

    as Luke Jackson
  • George Kennedy

    as Dragline
  • Luke Askew

    as Boss Paul
  • Morgan Woodward

    as Boss Godfrey
  • Harry Dean Stanton

    as Tramp
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Babalugats
  • Lou Antonio

    as Koko
  • Robert Drivas

    as Loudmouth Steve
  • Strother Martin

    as Captain
  • Jo Van Fleet

    as Arletta
  • Clifton James

    as Carr
  • Marc Cavell

    as Rabbitt
  • Richard Davalos

    as Blind Dick
  • Robert Donner

    as Boss Shorty
  • J.D. Cannon

    as Society Red
  • Joe Don Baker

    as Fixer
  • James Gammon

    as Sleepy
  • Chuck Hicks

    as Chief
  • Rance Howard

    as Sheriff
  • James Jeter

    as Wickerman
  • Joy Harmon

    as The Girl
  • Anthony Zerbe

    as Dog Boy
  • Warren Finnerty

    as Tattoo
  • John McLiam

    as Boss Keen
  • Wayne Rogers

    as Gambler
  • Charles Tyner

    as Boss Higgins
  • Ralph Waite

    as Alibi
  • Buck Kartalian

    as Dynamite
  • Kim Kahana

    as Convict (uncredited)
  • Donn Pearce

    as Sailor (uncredited)
  • John Pearce

    as John (uncredited)
  • Rush Williams

    as Patrolman (uncredited)
Camera Conrad L. Hall Director of Photography
Camera Jordan Cronenweth Camera Operator
Camera Thomas Del Ruth First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Gordon Bau Makeup Artist
Production Gordon Carroll Producer
Costume & Make-Up Jean Burt Reilly Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Craig Binkley Set Dressing Artist
Lighting Michael A. Jones Rigging Gaffer
Crew M. James Arnett Stunts
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Editing Sam O'Steen Editor
Directing Hank Moonjean Assistant Director
Directing Stuart Rosenberg Director
Writing Donn Pearce Screenplay
Writing Donn Pearce Novel
Writing Frank Pierson Screenplay
Production Carter DeHaven Jr. Producer
Art Cary Odell Art Direction
Art Fred Price Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Howard Shoup Costume Design
Sound Larry Jost Sound Designer
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer
Sound Dan Wallin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Chuck Hicks Stunts
Sound Barney Kessel Additional Soundtrack
Lighting Harry Sundby Electrician
Sound Tommy Morgan Additional Soundtrack