COOL AS ICE
- Cool Hand Luke review by PT
Luke gets 2 years on a chain gang for cutting the heads off parking metres. He just gets on with doing his time until his mother passes away. Concerned that Luke might want to pay his respect at the funeral, the sadistic captain, brilliantly played by Strother Martin, takes him off the road and puts him in the box "for his own good". This action changes the mindset of Luke, who then runs at every opportunity. Newman is brilliant as Luke, as is George Kennedy as Dragline, the bully boy daddy of the prison, who after a fight with Luke becomes his friend. Right from the brilliant start, as the music starts as Luke laughs, the film is brilliant all the way through. Brilliant dialogue, score, and acting from all the protagonists. " What we got here is a failure to communicate". One of the classic lines, but there is no failure to communicate with us as viewers. If you have not seen it, PLEASE do. Outstanding.
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