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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While Luke's mother is smoking a cigarette, it gets smaller when the camera switches angles. See more
[encouraging Luke in the egg-eating
Just let that li'l ol' belly sag and enjoy yourself!
Referenced in Major Payne
Written by Howard Washington Odum
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more