Decorated World War II veteran Lucas "Luke" Jackson (Paul Newman), is arrested for cutting the "heads" off of parking meters one drunken night. He is sentenced to two years in prison and sent to a Florida chain gang prison run by a stern warden, the Captain (Strother Martin), and a stoic rifleman, Walking Boss Godfrey (Morgan Woodward), whose eyes are always covered by a pair of mirrored sunglasses.
What I like about this movie:
A masterpiece of film. Newman's portrayal of the impulsive loner with the undying will is epic, and makes Cool Hand Luke (Lucas Jackson) one of the most memorable movie characters of all time.