Luke Jackson is a cool, aloof man incapable of conforming to the societal demands of his surroundings. After being arrested for drunkenly decapitating parking meters, Luke is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm where he quickly develops a reputation as a man with an unbreakable will and whose spirit simply can’t be broken. Idolized by his fellow convicts while simultaneously detested by his superiors, Luke’s bravado in the face of adversity makes him both a hero and a villain in the rural prison. But how long will it take before Luke’s body gives out?
5 Interesting Facts About Cool Hand Luke.
1 – In the “road-tarring” sequence, the actors actually blacktopped a mile-long stretch of highway for the county.
2 – Two hundred hard-boiled eggs were provided for one of the film’s most famous sequences. Due to clever editing, Paul Newman only ate about eight altogether. The rest were consumed by the cast and crew.
3 – While passing by the prison camp set, a San Joaquin County building inspector thought it was a recently constructed migrant workers’ complex, and posted “condemned” notices on the buildings for not being up to code.
4 – The line “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” was voted as the #11 movie quote by the American Film Institute.
5 – Luke’s prison number (37) is a reference to the Bible–Luke 1:37. (“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”)
- Show date: October 7, 2017
- Admission $8
- Doors open at 6:00 pm, show at 7:00 pm
- Concessions served including snacks, refreshments, beer and wine