Wednesday, August 18, 2010
55. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
He was smiling... That's right. You know, that, that Luke smile of his. He had it on his face right to the very end. Hell, if they didn't know it 'fore, they could tell right then that they weren't a-gonna beat him. That old Luke smile. Oh, Luke. He was some boy. Cool Hand Luke. Hell, he's a natural-born world-shaker.
A guy goes to jail for cutting the heads off of parking meters. In prison camp, he gets the crap beat out of him in a boxing match. He continually disrespects the authority of the bosses and spends a huge amount of time in "the box" (extreme solitary confinement). He tries to escape many times, all ultimately unsuccessful. In the history of movies their is only one person that could take this role and make it one of the sexiest, coolest, baddest mamma jammas ever: Paul Freakin' Newman