George Kennedy won the Oscar for best supporting actor. Newman was nominated for best actor. A truely remarkable prison film. Lucas Jackson (Newman) arrested for breaking the head of parking metres for two -years refuses to be beaten by the prisons regimes, he takes part in a fight against a much stronger opponent Dragline 'Kenedy'; instead of quitting when beaten, Luke perseveres until Dragline refuses to continue. Want to watch it now.
'Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand'. Lucas Jackson - Cool Hand Luke.