Cool Hand Luke

Trivia: When Luke escapes for the first time, he is being chased by a loose dog dragging a leash. Luke jumps over all kinds of obstacles to make it tougher for the dog chasing him. Finally, Luke dives off a bridge into a stream. In the theatrical version, the dog also jumps off the bridge, but the leash gets caught on the bridge and the dog gets hung.Quite a shocking sight. In the videotape and other releases, the dog boss (Anthony Zerbe) claims the dog died from exhaustion, you never see the dog get hung.

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Trivia: When Luke escapes for, maybe, the second time, the music used (Lalo Schifrin's "Tar Sequence" theme) is the exact same music that is used for the opening few minutes of Sydney, Australia's Channel 9 news service, as well as many other news stations in the US and worldwide.

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Trivia: Jo Van Fleet plays Paul Newman's mother in the movie. In real life, Van Fleet was only 11 years older than Newman.

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