DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

 

  • New Digital Transfer from Restored Picture and Audio Elements
  • Commentary by Historian/Newman Biographer Eric Lax
  • New Documentary A Natural-Born World-Shaker: Making Cool Hand Luke
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

“What we’ve got here is… failureito communicate.”

His crime: nonconformity. His sentence: the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won’t – or can’t – bend to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. A cast of fine character actors, including George Kennedy in his Oscar-winning role of Dragline and the indelible Jo Van Fleet as Luke’s mother, give Newman solid support. And Strother Martin is the Captain who taunts Luke with the now-legendary line, “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate”. No failure here. With rich humor and vibrant storytelling power, Cool Hand Luke succeeds resoundingly.

Actors:
  George Kennedy
  Strother Martin
  Jo Van Fleet
  J.D. Cannon
  Paul Newman
  Robert Drivas
  Lou Antonio

Writers:
  Frank Pierson
  Donn Pearce

Producers:
  Gordon Carroll

Directors:
  Stuart Rosenberg