One of the best prison movies ever. Paul Newman plays Luke who while drunk gets busted for cutting off parking meters with a pipe cutter to get change for a soda.
So begins his adventure on a Chain Gang in the rural south.
One of the most famous movies lines that has been parodied to the end of time is from this movie. Luke refuses to break or conform and is constantly getting beaten and thrown into the cooler. The Warden gives the line “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
George Kennedy won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor in this movie.
The egg eating scene is classic where Luke eats 50 hard-boiled eggs.
Hands down one of the best prison movies ever made. If you have not seen Cool Hand Luke it is a must see.