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Cool Hand Luke Quotes

Cool Hand Luke is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . Cool Hand Luke ended in 1970.

It features Gordon Carroll as producer, Lalo Schifrin in charge of musical score, and Conrad Hall as head of cinematography.

Cool Hand Luke is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Cool Hand Luke is 126 minutes long. Cool Hand Luke is distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.

The cast includes: George Kennedy as Dragline, Paul Newman as Luke, Morgan Woodward as Boss, Clifton James as Carr, Anthony Zerbe as Dog Boy, Luke Askew as Boss Paul, J.D. Cannon as Society Red, Robert Drivas as Loudmouth Steve, and Lou Antonio as Koko.

Cool Hand Luke Quotes

Paul Newman as Luke

  • (Paul Newman) "Is that your answer, old man? Well, I guess you're a hard case too."
  • (Captain) "You gonna get used to wearin' them chains afer 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."
  • (Paul Newman) "Wish you'd stop being so good to me, Captain."
  • (Paul Newman) "Anybody here? Hey, Old Man. You home tonight? Can You spare a minute. It's about time we had a little talk. I know I'm a pretty evil fellow -- killed people in the war and got drunk -- and chewed up municipal property and the like. I know I got no call to ask for much -- but even so, You've got to admit You ain't dealt me no cards in a long time. It's beginning to look like You got things fixed so I can't never win out. Inside, outside, all of them -- rules and regulations and bosses. You made me like I am. Now just where am I supposed to fit in? Old Man, I gotta tell You. I started out pretty strong and fast. But it's beginning to get to me. When does it end? What do You got in mind for me? What do I do now? Right. All right."
  • (Paul Newman) ". On my knees, asking."
  • (Paul Newman) ". Yeah, that's what I thought. I guess I'm pretty tough to deal with, huh? A hard case."
  • (Paul Newman) ". Yeah. I guess I gotta find my own way."
  • (George Kennedy) "Luke?"
  • (Paul Newman) "Is that Your answer, Old Man? I guess You're a hard case, too."
  • (Luke's Nephew) "Uncle Luke? Why can't you have chains?"
  • (Paul Newman) "John-boy, lemme tell you something. You know, them chains ain't medals. You get 'em for making mistakes. And you make a bad enough mistake, and then you gotta deal with the Man. And he is one rough old boy."
  • (Paul Newman) "Yeah, well -- sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."
  • (Paul Newman) "Small town, not much to do in the evenin'."
  • (Paul Newman) "Let him go. Bam, Bam."
  • (George Kennedy) "Knock it off, Luke. You can't talk about Him that way."
  • (Paul Newman) "Are you still believin' in that big bearded Boss up there? You think he's watchin' us?"
  • (George Kennedy) "Get in here. Ain't ya scared? Ain't ya scared of dyin'?"
  • (Paul Newman) "Dyin'? Boy, he can have this little life any time he wants to. Do ya hear that? Are ya hearin' it? Come on. You're welcome to it, ol' timer. Let me know you're up there. Come on. Love me, hate me, kill me, anything. Just let me know it."
  • (Paul Newman) "I'm just standin' in the rain talkin' to myself."
  • (Arletta) "Why, we always thought you was strong enough to carry it. Was we wrong?"
  • (Paul Newman) "I don't know. Well, things are just never the way they seem, Arletta, you know that. A man's just gotta go his own way."
  • (Paul Newman) "I can eat fifty eggs."
  • (George Kennedy) "Nobody can eat fifty eggs."
  • (J.D. Cannon) "You just said he could eat anything."
  • (George Kennedy) "Did you ever eat fifty eggs?"
  • (Paul Newman) "Nobody ever eat fifty eggs."
  • (Unnamed) "Hey, Babalugats. We got a bet here."
  • (George Kennedy) "My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs."
  • (Robert Drivas) "Yeah, but in how long?"
  • (Paul Newman) "A hour."
  • (J.D. Cannon) "Well, I believe I'll take part of that wager."

George Kennedy as Dragline

  • (George Kennedy) "Alright, stand back you pedestrians, this ain't no automobile accident."
  • (George Kennedy) "Where'd the road go?"
  • (Paul Newman) "That's it. That's the end of it."
  • (Unnamed) "Man, there's still daylight."
  • (George Kennedy) "About two hours left."
  • (Unnamed) "What do we do now?"
  • (Paul Newman) "Nothin'."
  • (George Kennedy) "Oh Luke, you wild, beautiful thing. You crazy handful of nothin'."
  • (George Kennedy) "You hang on in there Luke. You hang on. There's gonna be some world-shakin' Luke. We gonna send you a postcard."
  • (George Kennedy) "He's a natural born world-shaker."
  • (George Kennedy) "Stay down. You're beat."
  • (Paul Newman) "You're gonna hafta kill me --"
  • (George Kennedy) "Nothin'. A handful of nothin'. You stupid mullet head, he beat you with nothin', just like today when he kept comin' back at me, with nothin'."
  • (Paul Newman) "Yeah, well -- sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand."
  • (George Kennedy) "He ain't in the box because of the joke played on him. He back-sassed a free man. They got their rules. We ain't got nothin' to do with that. Would probably have happened to him sooner or later anyway, a complainer like him. He gotta learn the rules the same as anybody else."
  • (Paul Newman) "Yeah, them poor old bosses need all the help they can get."
  • (George Kennedy) "Just let that li'l ol' belly sag and enjoy yourself."
  • (George Kennedy) "Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille."
  • (George Kennedy) "Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty-five or thirty-nine?"
  • (Paul Newman) "I thought it was a nice round number."
  • (George Kennedy) "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."
  • (George Kennedy) "That's my darling Luke. He grins like a baby but bites like a gator."
  • (George Kennedy) "Hey, Lord -- whatever I done, don't strike me blind for another couple of minutes."

Lou Antonio as Koko

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Clifton James as Carr

  • (Clifton James) "Them clothes got laundry numbers on them. You remember your number and always wear the ones that has your number. Any man forgets his number spends a night in the box. These here spoons you keep with you. Any man loses his spoon spends a night in the box. There's no playing grab-ass or fighting in the building. You got a grudge against another man, you fight him Saturday afternoon. Any man playing grab-ass or fighting in the building spends a night in the box. First bell's at five minutes of eight when you will get in your bunk. Last bell is at eight. Any man not in his bunk at eight spends the night in the box. There is no smoking in the prone position in bed. To smoke you must have both legs over the side of your bunk. Any man caught smoking in the prone position in bed -- spends a night in the box. You get two sheets. Every Saturday, you put the clean sheet on the top -- the top sheet on the bottom -- and the bottom sheet you turn in to the laundry boy. Any man turns in the wrong sheet spends a night in the box. No one'll sit in the bunks with dirty pants on. Any man with dirty pants on sitting on the bunks spends a night in the box. Any man don't bring back his empty pop bottle spends a night in the box. Any man loud talking spends a night in the box. You got questions, you come to me. I'm Carr, the floor walker. I'm responsible for order in here. Any man don't keep order spends a night in --"
  • (Paul Newman) "-- the box."
  • (Clifton James) "I hope you ain't going to be a hard case."
  • (Paul Newman) "."

Morgan Woodward as Boss

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Luke Askew as Boss Paul

  • (Luke Askew) "That ditch is Boss Kean's ditch. And I told him that dirt in it's your dirt. What's your dirt doin' in his ditch?"
  • (Paul Newman) "I don't know, Boss."
  • (Luke Askew) "You better get in there and get it out, boy."

Anthony Zerbe as Dog Boy

  • (Anthony Zerbe) "Look Cap'n, look what he done to Blue. He's dead, he's dead. he run himself plum to death."
  • (Anthony Zerbe) "Well, lookie here. I knew they'd get you. Them chains and a bonus of a couple of years -- Your running days are over forever, boy. Hell, I'd like to see you try to run again. You know, you getting so you smell so bad I can track you myself."
  • (Paul Newman) "Yeah, well, that ought to be easy for a genuine son of a bitch."

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