#1LinerWeds from Strother Martin

I’m not sure I totally agree with Strother here, but it is a good point. Strother Martin is better known for another line, one he said as Captain in the movie Cool Hand Luke:

What we got here is… failure to communicate.


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9 thoughts on “#1LinerWeds from Strother Martin

  1. I love Strother Martin! I have a theory that he had false teeth, and had two sets: a clean set for when he was a good guy and a grubby-looking one for when he was a bad guy. Like you could always tell if Karl Malden was a bad guy or a good guy, because he always wore a mustache if he was bad.

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  2. I like that quote and I love good ole Strother who was great in Cool Hand Luke and very funny in Slap Shot which happens to be Paul Newman’s favourite film

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    1. I watched “Cool Hand Luke” one night when I was in Dallas doing a class. I saw the listing, realized I had never seen it, and made a point of watching it. I had read the parody (“Blue Eyed Kook”) in MAD magazine many years earlier, so it helped fill in the blanks. It was also where I discovered that the classical selection that was used for many years on ABC-owned TV stations as the theme for their news broadcasts was also an integral part of the soundtrack for the movie.

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