When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn’t play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard’s resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy’s unbreakable will. Luke’s bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison’s dreaded solitary confinement cell, “the box,” make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.
|Tagline:||What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.|
|Cast:||Anthony Zerbe, Buck Kartalian, Charles Tyner, Chuck Hicks, Clifton James, Dennis Hopper, Donn Pearce, George Kennedy, Harry Dean Stanton, J. D. Cannon, James Gammon, James Jeter, Jo Van Fleet, Joe Don Baker, John McLiam, John Pearce, Joy Harmon, Kim Kahana, Lou Antonio, Luke Askew, Marc Cavell, Morgan Woodward, Paul Newman, Ralph Waite, Rance Howard, Richard Davalos, Robert Donner, Robert Drivas, Rush Williams, Strother Martin, Warren Finnerty, Wayne Rogers|
|Director:||Hank Moonjean, Stuart Rosenberg|