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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Originally set to be filmed in Florida, at the last minute Warner Brothers vetoed that decision over budgetary issues and insisted that the film be made in California. See more
1960s vehicles are visible in the background of some scenes. See more
Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty-five or thirty-nine?
I thought it was a nice round number.
Written by Ed Rush
and George Cromarty
Performed by Paul Newman See more