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3,311 Ratings

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
United States, 1967
Drama, Crime


When Luke Johnson is sentenced to two years on a chain gang in a rural Florida prison, he refuses to let it break his spirit and becomes an emblem of hope to the other inmates.

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Cool Hand Luke Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1968 | Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1968 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Directors Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Golden Globes (USA)

1968 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor - Drama

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1968 | 2nd place: Best Cinematography

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