Cool Hand Luke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Paul Newman.
Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system. In 2005, the United States Library of Congress deemed Cool Hand Luke to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
The film contains some scenes with Christian themes, including an exhausted Luke lying in a Christ-like pose after winning the egg-eating bet, and the final cross-roads shot with the repaired photo of Luke and the two women superimposed.
- What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week. Which is the way he wants it. Well, he gets it. And I don't like it any more than you men.