It’s one of the best, most often quoted, and iconic lines in cinema history. For those who’ve seen COOL HAND LUKE, it’s unforgettable. For any who have not seen the film, I recommend it. The screenplay, adapted from the novel by Donn Pearce, and written by Pearce and Frank R. Pierson, was nominated for an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay. It was the first film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and it’s arguably his best.