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
The man...and the motion picture that simply do not conform.
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Did You Know?
was first offered the role of Luke's mother, but refused the bit part. See more
In the provocative roadside "carwash" scene, the blonde washes the car by rubbing her chest against the car windows and subsequently arouses the onlooking road crew (chain gang). In actuality the view as seen by the crew is obscured by the car itself. 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
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
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