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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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
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Look Cap'n, look what he done to Blue. He's dead, he's dead. he run himself plum to death.
Referenced in Duke Nukem Forever
Written by Howard Washington Odum
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more