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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:

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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%

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Total Count: 49

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 63,568
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
Stuart Rosenberg's direction is a horror, but the cast teems with so many familiar faces that this 1967 film can't help but entertain. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 23, 2009
...This is a fantastic ensemble piece led by a career-high performance from Newman and stylish direction from Rosenberg... -- 5 out of 5 stars
Total Film
Mar 1, 2000
Rating: 3/4 -- Newman remains watchable and glamorous throughout, bloody, muddy or coated in torso-flattering sweat, but the film's efforts to sentimentally "humanize" him by psychological revelation are clumsy. Full Review
Slant Magazine
Sep 9, 2008
Rating: 5/5 -- It's easy to forget just how fine Cool Hand Luke is. Full Review
Total Film
Apr 23, 2013
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
Paul Newman enjoys one of his finest hours as the endlessly defiant convict in Stuart Rosenberg's prison-set drama.
Sight and Sound
Mar 1, 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.

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Production Notes:

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

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  • Sales Rank: 44,811
  • UPC: 883929023172
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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