Cool hand Luke

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: Blu-Ray 2008
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Paul Newman was nominated for an Oscar and George Kennedy received one for his work in this allegorical prison drama. Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to a stretch on a southern chain gang after he's arrested for drunkenly decapitating parking meters. While the avowed ambition of the captain (Strother Martin) is for each prisoner to "get their mind right," it soon becomes obvious that Luke is not about to kowtow to anybody. When challenged to a fistfight by fellow inmate Dragline (George Kennedy), Luke simply refuses to give up, even though he's brutally beaten. Luke knows how to win at poker, even with bad cards, by using his smarts and playing it cool. Luke also figures out a way for the men to get their work done in half the usual time, giving them the afternoon off. Finally, when Luke finds out his mother has died, he plots his escape; when he's caught, he simply escapes again. Soon, Luke becomes a symbol of hope and resilience to the other men in the prison camp -- and a symbol of rebelliousness that must be stamped out to the guards and the captain. Along with stellar performances by Newman, Kennedy, and Martin, Cool Hand Luke features a superb supporting cast, including Ralph Waite, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, and Joe Don Baker as members of the chain gang. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Prisons -- United States -- Drama.
Chain gangs -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Action and adventure films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Publisher Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2008
Edition Blu-ray, Widescreen.
Other Titles Cool hand Luke.
Contributors Pearce, Donn, screenwriter.
Pierson, Frank R., screenwriter.
Carroll, Gordon, 1928-2005, film producer.
Rosenberg, Stuart, 1927-2007, film director.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008, actor.
Kennedy, George, 1925-2016, actor.
Cannon, J. D. (John Donovan), 1922-2005, actor.
Drivas, Robert, 1935-1986, actor.
Antonio, Lou, 1934- actor.
Martin, Strother, 1919-1980, actor.
Van Fleet, Jo, 1914-1996, actor.
Schifrin, Lalo, composer.
Pearce, Donn. Cool hand Luke.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), presenter.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Robert Drivas, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet.
Other Contributors Music, Lalo Schifrin.
Audience MPAA rating: GP.
Language English
In English, French, Spanish (both Castilian and Latin), German, Italian, Japanese or Portuguese; with English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish subtitles; with English, German, or Italian subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes Title from container.
Based on the 1965 novel by Donn Pearce.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1967.
Special features: commentary by historian/Newman biographer, Eric Lax; new documentary, A natural-born world-shaker: making Cool hand Luke; theatrical trailer.
System Details Blu-ray Disc; 1080p high definition; widescreen (2.4:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0, stereo and mono.
Awards Academy Award, 1968: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Kennedy)
Description 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419853155
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