Cool Hand Luke script
Synopsis: Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system.

BOSS SHORTY:

Awright, smoke it up!

FULL SHOT THE GANG

In unison they chant:

THE GANG:

Yeah, Boss.

ANGLE SOCIETY RED AND BLIND DICK 4:00 P.M.

Society is checking his yoyo edge with a file, covertly

watching a passing car. Blind Dick sneaks a look, then ducks.

ANGLE BOSS KEAN:

BOSS KEAN:

You eyeballin' there, Society?

SOCIETY RED:

SOCIETY RED:

Checkin' my yoyo, Boss!

KOKO (5:
00 P.M.)

He sees something o.s. He speaks, as they all do outside,

like a ventriloquist, not moving the lips, and in a stage

whisper, to Dragline.

KOKO:

Drag... Drag... Newmeat Bus! We got

us Newmeat tonight!

ANGLE ON GAMBLER AND DRAGLINE

They look up covertly.

P.O.V. ANGLE ON ROAD

The Newmeat Bus, a prison vehicle, a panel truck with meshed

windows; and men in it, appears down the road approaching

the gang. It slows as it passes them and the men covertly

look at it.

KOKO AND GAMBLER

KOKO:

(whispering)

A bunch. Must be halfa dozen Newmeat.

GAMBLER:

No more than five. For a cold drink.

KOKO:

(whispering)

Bet! Babalugats, bet here!

ANGLE BABALUGATS

He is the idiot of the gang. He grins foolishly, making the

bet official.

NEWMEAT BUS:

as it passes, picking up speed, PAN INTO:

CLOSE SHOT GODFREY

looking at the Newmeat Bus.

EXT. CLOSEUP THE EYES OF GODFREY

His sunglasses FILL THE SCREEN, distorting the image of the

bus as it moves away from us and the last TITLE ROLLS.

CUT TO:

INT. NEWMEAT BUS

The SCREEN is mostly black, but we see out through the meshed

rear windows a desolate panorama of gnarled trees and grubby

landscape, bleak and hopeless.

Now we HEAR outside the barking and baying of bloodhounds,

not like they're tracking, but just playing as the truck

turns and stops. The BUS GUARD and DRIVER get out. The back

of the truck is opened by the guard and through that rectangle

of bright sunlight, the silhouettes of the Newmeat descend,

Luke last.

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Donn Pearce

Donn Pearce (born, September 28th, 1928) is an American author and journalist best known for the novel and screenplay Cool Hand Luke. more…

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