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The Color of Money


Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver View All


Martin Scorsese (Director), Richard Price (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 7th, 1986
Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes
Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.
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It's 25 years after The Hustler when we find Eddie Felson has settled into a comfortable existence as a liquor salesman who has left pool behind him, but all that changes when he meets Vince Lauria (Tom Cruise), a dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks beast on the pool table and his smart and sexy girlfriend, Carmen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrontonio).
The film features Paul Newman again as Fast Eddie and Tom Cruise as Vincent Lauria, a very talented and young pool player, that Eddie discovers in one of the bars where he's selling booze.