History Film / CoolHandLuke

18th Sep '16 4:14:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Donn Pearce, who wrote the original novel, appears as the convict Sailor.
1st Jul '16 7:48:34 PM Delphi
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!!This film contains the following tropes:

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!!This film contains !!Listin' the following tropes:
tropes here, Boss:


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!!List the tropes there, Luke.
17th Jun '16 4:07:37 AM Adept
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* ThemeTune: While not the primary theme, a piece of music used in a scene from the film called the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOWkPk2ETXc Tar Sequence]]" was licensed by Creator/{{ABC}} to become the news theme for local newscasts on many of their stations until the mid 90's (when the network commissioned a SuspiciouslySimilarSong so that they wouldn't have to pay large royalties for its use) and became a critical part of the Eyewitness News local news format, where it is ubiquitous for being the SignatureSong associated with American local news. Still in use today by Australia's NineNetwork for their theme.

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* ThemeTune: While not the primary theme, a piece of music used in a scene from the film called the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOWkPk2ETXc Tar Sequence]]" was licensed by Creator/{{ABC}} to become the news theme for local newscasts on many of their stations until the mid 90's (when the network commissioned a SuspiciouslySimilarSong so that they wouldn't have to pay large royalties for its use) and became a critical part of the Eyewitness News local news format, where it is ubiquitous for being the SignatureSong associated with American local news. Still in use today by Australia's NineNetwork Creator/NineNetwork for their theme.
6th Jun '16 4:28:24 AM Doug86
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* ReturningWarVet: Luke is one of these (whether from WorldWarII or [[TheKoreanWar Korea]] isn't specified in the film, though in the novel it's the former). It's revealed that, despite having made sergeant and earned several citations during his time in the Army, he'd also done time in the stockade and gotten busted back down to private by the time he was discharged. Whether his problems with authority and general anti-social behavior are a product, or a cause, of these experiences is never really addressed.

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* ReturningWarVet: Luke is one of these (whether from WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII or [[TheKoreanWar [[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Korea]] isn't specified in the film, though in the novel it's the former). It's revealed that, despite having made sergeant and earned several citations during his time in the Army, he'd also done time in the stockade and gotten busted back down to private by the time he was discharged. Whether his problems with authority and general anti-social behavior are a product, or a cause, of these experiences is never really addressed.
30th Apr '16 1:49:22 PM AdamC
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Luke's in jail because he got drunk and decided to decapitate some parking meters.
-->'''Luke:''' Small town, not much to do in the evenin'.

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: Luke's in jail because he got drunk and decided to decapitate some parking meters.
meters. Pretty much everyone who hears this was his crime remarks on the sheer pointless stupidity of it.
-->'''Luke:''' Small town, not much to do in the evenin'.
16th Apr '16 3:50:50 PM Aquila89
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-->'''Dragline''': Shut your mouth about my Lucille.
29th Feb '16 1:46:20 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Cool Hand Luke''''' (1967) is the story of Lucas "Luke" Jackson (PaulNewman) during his stay at a Florida prison camp sometime in the late [[TheForties Forties]] or early [[TheFifties Fifties]], and how he stands up to the system within the camp.

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'''''Cool ''Cool Hand Luke''''' Luke'' (1967) is the story of Lucas "Luke" Jackson (PaulNewman) during his stay at a Florida prison camp sometime in the late [[TheForties Forties]] or early [[TheFifties Fifties]], and how he stands up to the system within the camp.
27th Jun '15 6:52:57 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TitleDrop: Luke wins a hand of poker bluffing with "nothing." He comments, "Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand." This is a big establishing moment for his personality.
27th Jun '15 6:51:16 PM CaptainCrawdad
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->''"What we've got here is failure to communicate."''

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->''"What we've got here is failure to communicate.->''"Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand."''
22nd Feb '15 11:24:16 PM Mdumas43073
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* ReturningWarVet: Luke is one of these (whether from WorldWarII or [[TheKoreanWar Korea]] isn't specified in the film, though in the novel it's the former). It's revealed that, despite having made sergeant and earned several citations during his service, he'd also done time in the stockade and gotten busted back down to private by the time he was discharged. Whether his problems with authority and general anti-social behavior are a product, or a cause, of his war experiences is never really addressed.

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* ReturningWarVet: Luke is one of these (whether from WorldWarII or [[TheKoreanWar Korea]] isn't specified in the film, though in the novel it's the former). It's revealed that, despite having made sergeant and earned several citations during his service, time in the Army, he'd also done time in the stockade and gotten busted back down to private by the time he was discharged. Whether his problems with authority and general anti-social behavior are a product, or a cause, of his war these experiences is never really addressed.
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