“Cold-blooded Luke” ( eng. Cool Hand Luke ; sometimes “Luke is a cold hand” ) is a dramatic film by the American director Stuart Rosenberg based on the novel of the same name by Donne Pierce. Filmed in 1967 in the United States. The main role is played by Paul Newman .
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|Frank Pearson |
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|Paul Newman |
|Film company||Warner brothers|
Oscar Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role to George Kennedy . The film is included in the National Register of Films of the Library of Congress , having "cultural, historical, or aesthetic value."
Luke (Newman) goes to jail for malicious damage to municipal property (parking machines). Luke - a man with a heightened sense of self-esteem, strong character and sense of humor, gains the respect of other prisoners. For endurance they give him the nickname "Cold-blooded."
Luke receives news of the death of his mother. So that he does not run away, he is put in a punishment cell and released from there only after the funeral. After this injustice, Luke decides to escape. One, then the second unsuccessful escape attempt. Each time, the regime of its content is becoming more and more toughened, the bullying of the guard is becoming more sophisticated. The exposure of the Cold-blooded Luke gradually fades.
He has one more chance. Together with Dragline (Kennedy), the leader of a group of prisoners, they steal a prison car. The attempt seemed to succeed. At the limit of emotional stress, Luke goes to church. There he was overtaken by police and prison guards. One of the pursuers in cold blood, an accurate shot in the neck, mortally wounds Luke. The order to deliver him not to the nearest city hospital, but to the prison hospital, located much further away, does not leave Luke a chance to live.
For prisoners, his story becomes a legend.
- Paul Newman - Luke Jackson
- George Kennedy - Dragline
- Lou Antonio - Coco
- Robert Drivas - Chatterbox Steve
- Strozer Martin - Guard Captain
- Joe Van Fleet - Arletta, Luke's mother
- Clifton James - Carr
- Morgan Woodward - Godfrey Boss
- Luke Escue - Boss Paul
- Mark Cavell - Rabbit
- Richard Davalos - Blind Dick
- Robert Donner - Boss Shorty
- Warren Finnerty - Tattoo
- Dennis Hopper - Babalugats
- Dean Stanton - Tramp
Awards and recognition
- For the role of Dragline, George Kennedy received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- In addition, nominated: Paul Newman for Best Actor, Frank Pearson and Donne Pearce for Best Screenplay, Lalo Shifrin for movie soundtracks.
- Luke Jackson, performed by Paul Newman, is at number 30 on the AFI's Top 100 Heroes and Villains list, and the film is at number 71 on the AFI 's list of 100 most inspiring American films in 100 years .
- The film received absolute recognition from world film critics: on the Internet aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, its rating is 100%  .
Accurately reflecting the mood of the 60s, the film and its hero stood in a series of such symbols of opposition to the system (primarily for the English-speaking audience), such as Winston Smith from 1984 and McMurphy from Flying Over the Cuckoo's Nest .
- The phrase “What we've got here is (a) failure to communicate” ( rus. In this case, we have a lack of understanding ), which ranks 11th in the list of 100 famous quotes from American films over 100 years AFI versions . This phrase was subsequently used by Guns N 'Roses at the beginning of Civil War . 
- The musical theme from the film (in a slightly truncated version) is regularly used as a soundtrack to television programs, in particular: to ABC news programs, to Australian national news, CBS sports broadcasts about golf competitions.
- In the Christmas comedy “ Intuition ”, John Cusack Jonathan, the hero of the film, “The Cold-blooded Luke” is a favorite.
- The “guard” from the Stanford prison experiment claims that he began to aggravate the relationship between the “guards” and the “prisoners,” imitating the captain of the guard from the film.
- Cool Hand Luke (1967 ) . Rotten Tomatoes . Date of treatment August 25, 2013.
- Listen to “What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.” (Link not available)
- The Cold-blooded Hatch at the Internet Movie Database