Cool Hand Luke Movie Poster
  • Released
  • November 1, 1967
  • 2 hr 9 min
  • Drama
  • 79 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Cool Hand Luke is a classic Paul Newman movie about the conflict between rebellion and authority/conformity. It's not exactly a polished masterpiece, but it is highly entertaining and an audience favorite, even decades later. Teens may find Newman's cheerfully rebellious Luke worth emulating, although that may not exactly be a wise decision, given the price he pays. The movie contains some fighting and some blood, as well as guards beating and intimidating prisoners. There are guns and shooting, but mostly used for birds, snakes, etc. A character's mother is said to have died. Language is mild by today's standards, but still contains uses of "bitch," "damn," "hell," and "ass." There's a scene of the men ogling and objectifying a woman in a skimpy dress, and some sex-related dialogue, as well as a naked male bottom. Social smoking and drinking is shown, and the main character is slurring drunk in the prologue.

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