History Film / CoolHandLuke

25th Dec '16 7:48:37 PM Tromboneman
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''Cool Hand Luke'' (1967) is the story of Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Creator/PauNewman) 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 Hand Luke'' (1967) is the story of Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Creator/PauNewman) (Creator/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.
26th Nov '16 8:33:13 PM Taskmaster123
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* KickTheDog: During the scene when Luke has to repeatedly dig a ditch then fill it back in again, the spade the guards give him is one with a broad, flat head. A spade like this is designed for digging in loose soil or sand, not hard packed dirt. While it gets easier once he has dug the initial hole, it does take him an entire night just to dig it out the first time, and he's so exhausted he can barely move.


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* SelfInflictedHell: If Luke would just shut his mouth, keep a low profile, and go along to get along, both his life and his time in prison would be a lot easier. However, due to a rebellious nature that he seems incapable of controlling, he can't do any of these things, and ''damn'' does it ever make his life hard.
20th Nov '16 4:53:41 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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 Hand Luke'' (1967) is the story of Lucas "Luke" Jackson (PaulNewman) (Creator/PauNewman) 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.
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.
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