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
After Luke cuts his chains with the axe, he ties the chains to his ankles with a strip off his trousers. He ties his left ankle but not his right, yet as he gets up and runs away both are tied on. See more »
That's my darling Luke. He grins like a baby but bites like a gator.
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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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