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This superb, crowd-pleasing film was based upon a screenplay co-authored by ex-convict Donn Pearce (and Frank R. Pierson), from Pearce's own novel of the same name. The main character Luke (played by Paul Newman) was inspired by real-life convicted safecracker Donald Graham Garrison.

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Cool Hand Luke (1967) Paul Newman is fantastic as the anti-establishment hero, who fights an unfair system until he dies. Great film but the subversive polemic is dated now.

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Cool Hand Luke (1967) - Paul Newman. Next question. Contains one of the greatest lines in movie history: "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

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“If my boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs.” ... Cool Hand Luke

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