In this classic Southern prison drama, social misfit Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman) is incarcerated for a petty crime and sentenced to a chain gang. Luke is a sullen and laconic young man whose cool defiance of the sadistic warden and bullying inmates earns him the title "Cool Hand Luke." But as the prisoners' respect for Luke grows into hero worship, he finds that he must risk everything in order to live up to their expectations. Director: Stuart Rosenberg Star: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Jo Van Fleet, J.D. Cannon, Strother Martin, Special Features: Additional Release Material: Biographies - Eric Lax Commentary - Newman New Making of Documentary.