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
He was a cool customer. . .until the law made it hot for him!
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Did You Know?
as a convict named Sailor. Pearce wrote the novel on which the movie is based, after spending 2 years on a chain gang for safe-breaking. See more
When boss Godfrey shoots the bird from the sky, the wire pulling it down can be seen. See more
[Alone in a church, talking to God, as police lights begin flashing
Is that your answer, old man? Well, I guess you're a hard case too.
There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down
Written by Claude Ely
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more