Cool Hand Luke

by Simon. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

What we’ve got here is failure to communicate

Following a bizarre conversation at work, that I had with a Polish colleague and in which I completed the following quote based upon a comment he made, I had to find out where the quote came from… It transpires it is from Cool Hand Luke, but has featured in numerous films throughout the years since the original film.

Cool Hand Luke
“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.

Some men, you just can’t reach.

So you get what we had here last week — which is the way he wants it.

Well, he gets it.

And I don’t like it anymore than you men.”

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  • Iain T

    It’s also used in the introduction to ‘Civil War’ by Guns ‘N’ Roses. I had assumed Axel had written it. Interesting.