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
Sometimes, "Nothing" can be a really Cool Hand.
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Did You Know?
Luke's prison number (37) is a reference to the Bible - Luke 1:37. ("For with God nothing shall be impossible.") See more
Dollar bills seen during egg eating contest is Sixties-era money, not that of decades-earlier period in which movie takes place. See more
[Dragline has repeatedly knocked Luke down during a boxing match
Stay down. You're beat.
You're gonna hafta kill me...
[struggles back to his feet
Written by Ed Rush
and George Cromarty
Performed by Paul Newman See more