Cool Hand Luke

Director:   Stuart Rosenberg
Year:   1967
Language:   English
Time:   126 minutes

Paul Newman, whose long distinguished acting career spanned five decades in film, plays Luke in one of his signature roles as a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang who refuses to buckle under to authority.

Newman was nominated for best actor and George Kennedy won an Oscar for best supporting actor.

Not rated.

Post-film discussion led by Peter Smith


About Paul Newman.

Other background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.