His crime, nonconformity. His sentence, the chain gang. Paul Newman plays one of his best-loved roles as Cool Hand Luke, the loner who won't or can't conform to the arbitrary rules of his captivity. It recalls other hallmark Newman performances, Luke is The Hustler without a dream of victory, Harper without a moral mission, Hud without a father to defy.
His new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying and cool, no-nonsense Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters - and the kingpin pulling their strings - are nailed. From opening shot to closing shootout, Bullitt crackles with authenticity: San Francisco locations, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue procedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features one of cinema history's most memorable car chases. Buckle up... and brace for unbeatable action.
When Jack Carter (Michael Caine) comes to Newcastle to inquire about his brother's mysterious death, racketeers think they can threaten him, rough him up, shoo him away like a fly, which shows they don't know jack about Carter. Double Academy Award winner, Michael Caine plays the relentless title character in this gritty neo-noir. Caine's Carter is a sharp portrait of cold-blooded precision as he connects the dots of a cover up that leads to a pornography ring. Revenge is sweet for Carter, but in the hard world of l latter day film noir, sweet is sure to turn suddenly, violently sour.
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