Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
George Roy Hill
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
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
Paul Newman asked to play the leading role after hearing about the project. In order to develop his character, he travelled to West Virginia, where he recorded local accents and surveyed people's behavior. See more »
In the provocative roadside "carwash" scene, the blonde washes the car by rubbing her chest against the car windows and subsequently arouses the onlooking road crew (chain gang). In actuality the view as seen by the crew is obscured by the car itself. See more »
Oh come on. Stop beatin' it. Get out there yourself. Stop feedin' off me. Get out of here. I can't breathe. Give me some air.
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After the Marine Corps and fresh from graduating at UC Davis, I was hired to work at the San Joaquin Juvenile Detention Center. At French Camp, near Stockton, the facility was in the middle of nowhere. When they gave me a tour, they told me that Cool Hand Luke was film there. I could see a VHS copy of the movie at their library. New inductees would be shown the film.
I never get tired of watching this movie. It's methodical, but well acted. After 25 years of leaving and finding other work, I still enjoy watching it.
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