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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The lines "What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men." can be heard in the intro of the song "Civil War" by Guns N' Roses
. They would use audio of the first line again during the song "Madagascar" on the 2008 album "Chinese Democracy." See more
1960s vehicles are visible in the background of some scenes. See more
[watching sexy girl wash a car
My Lord, whatever I done, don't strike me blind for another couple of minutes.
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Sung by Harry Dean Stanton See more