Cool Hand Luke

1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama movie directed by Stuart Rosenberg.[3] It stars Paul Newman and George Kennedy, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the role. Newman stars as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to work by rules and the system.

Cool Hand Luke
Directed byStuart Rosenberg
Produced byGordon Carroll
Screenplay by
Based onCool Hand Luke
by Donn Pearce
Music byLalo Schifrin
CinematographyConrad Hall
Edited bySam O'Steen
Distributed byWarner Bros.-Seven Arts
Release date
  • November 1, 1967 (1967-11-01)
Running time
126 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$3.2 million[1]
Box office$16.2 million[2]


  1. Hannan, Brian (2016). Coming Back to a Theater Near You: A History of Hollywood Reissues, 1914–2014. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., pg. 178, ISBN 978-1-4766-2389-4.
  2. "Cool Hand Luke - Box Office Data, DVD and Blu-ray Sales, Movie News, Cast and Crew Information". The Numbers. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  3. "Cool Hand Luke". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 29, 2016.