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
On the chain gang, they'd seen every kind of man...but Luke became a legend.
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was first offered the role of Luke's mother, but refused the bit part. See more
While Luke's mother is smoking a cigarette, it gets smaller when the camera switches angles. See more
Look Cap'n, look what he done to Blue. He's dead, he's dead. he run himself plum to death.
Referenced in Holes
Written by Howard Washington Odum
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more