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Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, first seen beating up parking meters along a lonely street, is a chain-gang member who just won't submit to prison authority in Cool Hand LukeComedy, DramaPT126MUnrated Paul Newman, first seen beating up parking meters along a lonely street, is a chain-gang member who just won't submit to prison authority in 1990-09-28Warner Bros.
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Cool Hand Luke

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: George Kennedy, Paul Newman; Director: Stuart Rosenberg; Runtime (in minutes): 126; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Paul Newman, first seen beating up parking meters along a lonely street, is a chain-gang member who just won’t submit to prison authority in Cool Hand Luke. Luke’s refusal to be broken has an almost Christ-like conviction, and he arrived on screens just in time to be embraced by the counterculture. Most long-haired rebels of the time fondly remember the irony of the line from Strother Martin as a sadistic guard: ”What we have here is a failure to communicate.” Colorful, more than a touch pretentious, yet wholly enjoyable. B-

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