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25 Best Cool Hand Luke Quotes – Movie Quotes

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Cool hand Luke is an American Hollywood movie that was released in the year 1967. The film was directed by Stuart Rosenberg and produced by Gordon Carroll. George Kennedy and Paul Newman played the lead role in the movie. As the title suggests, the role of Luke was played by Paul Newman, who had come to a point where he doesn’t submit to the system while he is in the prison of Florida.

Behind the scenes :

The movie is based on the novel by Donn Pearce : Novel of the same name, set in the early 1950s. Donn Pearce had sold the story to the Warner bros entertainment, but they later hired him to write the script. Pearce couldn’t make it perfectly, since he wasn’t too experienced, so they hired Frank Pierson also, so he could work on the screenplay. Shot in California, and Florida.

Plot and Idea :

This movie was set as an anti-establishment and was shot wholly during the Vietnam war. Newman’s character was based on the whole idea of a Captain who comes to prison and is a free spirit person. The man who started as himself a very respected army man and who fought the war.

He is a free man who tries to think about escaping but eventually fails. The officials start to notice all of this about him and try to punish him mentally and physically. His character in the movie is portrayed as Jesus. Just like Jesus, he also has had suffered a lot. He is strong. Christian symbolism is used throughout the whole film.

Honour :

After the release, Cool Hand Luke received a million number of good reviews and likes. The movie was said to be by far the most powerful movie. It became a huge success in the Box office. The hearts of everyone touched Newman’s character. He was also nominated for the Academy Award for best actor, while George Kennedy was nominated for the Academy Award for best-supporting actor.

Best of Cool Hand Luke Quotes

Cool Hand Luke quotes by Luke :

Cool Hand Luke quotes by luke

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes on town

“Small town, not much to do in the evenin’.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes on life

“I never planned anything in my life.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes on suffering

“Don’t hit me anymore…Oh God, I pray to God you don’t hit me anymore. I’ll do anything you say, but I can’t take anymore.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes on love and hate

“Come on. Love me, hate me, kill me, anything. Just let me know it.”
― Luke

“I’m just standin’ in the rain talkin’ to myself.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes

“Nah – calling it your job don’t make it right, Boss.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes by luke

“Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.”
― Luke

Cool Hand Luke quotes on living

“Oh come on. Stop beatin’ it. Get out there yourself. Stop feedin’ off me. Get out of here. I can’t breathe. Give me some air.”
― Luke

By Boss Paul :

“Sorry, Luke. I’m just doing my job. You gotta appreciate that.”
― Boss Paul

“You better get in there and get it out, boy.”
― Boss Paul

“Now I can be a nice guy, but if you trouble me, I can be a mean son of a bit*h.”
― Boss Paul

By Arletta :

Cool Hand Luke quotes on dogs

“Ya know, sometimes I wished people was like dogs, Luke.”
― Arletta

Cool Hand Luke quotes by Arletta

“I always hoped to see you well fixed. Have me a crop of grand kids to fuss around with.”
― Arletta

Cool Hand Luke quotes on hard times

“Why, we always thought you was strong enough to carry it. Was we wrong?”
― Arletta

Cool Hand Luke quotes on Death

“Well, I ain’t askin’ what ya gonna do when you get out because I’ll be dead and it don’t matter.”
― Arletta

Cool Hand Luke quotes by Dragline :

Cool Hand Luke quotes by dragline

“He’s a natural born world-shaker.”
― Dragline

Cool Hand Luke quotes on luke

“Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin’.”
― Dragline

“You’re an original, that’s what you are!”
― Dragline

Cool Hand Luke quotes by dragline

“Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille.”
― Dragline

“Aw. All that time, you was plannin’ on runnin’ again.”
― Dragline

Cool Hand Luke quotes on fear

“Get in here. Ain’t ya scared? Ain’t ya scared of dyin’?”
― Dragline

“That’s my darling Luke. He grins like a baby but bites like a gator.”
― Dragline

“My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs.”
― Dragline

By Captain :

“What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men.”by captain

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it… well, he gets it. I don’t like it any more than you men.”
― Captain

“You gonna get used to wearin’ them chains after a while, Luke. Don’t you never stop listenin’ to them clinking. ‘Cause they gonna remind you of what I been saying. For your own good.”
― Captain

This movie has been one of the greatest films of Hollywood so far, and for that, in this article today, we have collected the best of Cool Hand Luke quotes for you to enjoy.

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