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
Sometimes, "Nothing" can be a really Cool Hand.
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Did You Know?
Guns N' Roses
sampled the famous "What we have here is failure to communicate" speech for their song "Civil War" on their 1991 "Use Your Illusion II" album. See more
At one point in the movie a "white on red" stop sign is shown. In the film's late-1940s time period, stop signs were "black on yellow." 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.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.32
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
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