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Summary When Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is arrested for drunkenly vandalizing parking meters, he is sentenced to serve time on a prison chain gang. Although the warden, guards and prisoners all try to break Luke's spirit upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that Luke is not about to play by anyone else's rules. He eventually earns the respect...

Cool Hand Luke
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 16 Critic Reviews
92
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 71 User Ratings
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Summary When Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is arrested for drunkenly vandalizing parking meters, he is sentenced to serve time on a prison chain gang. Although the warden, guards and prisoners all try to break Luke's spirit upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that Luke is not about to play by anyone else's rules. He eventually earns the respect...

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Universal Acclaim Based on 16 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 71 User Ratings
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Universal Acclaim Based on 71 User Ratings
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Production Company Jalem Productions
Release Date Nov 1, 1967
Duration 2 h 7 m
Rating Approved
Tagline "What we've got here is failure to communicate."
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
2 Nominations
Laurel Awards
• 1 Win & 3 Nominations