Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks. Written by
"What we've got here is failure to communicate."
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was first offered the role of Luke's mother, but refused the bit part. See more
Just before Luke enters the church to have his talk with God, he looks toward the church which is silhouetted against the late afternoon sky. In the next shot when he starts walking toward the church, it is dark. See more
[encouraging Luke in the egg-eating
Just let that li'l ol' belly sag and enjoy yourself!
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Sung by Harry Dean Stanton See more