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The Hustler

Cast

Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott View All


Crew

Robert Rossen (Screenplay), Robert Rossen (Director), Sidney Carroll (Screenplay), Walter Tevis (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 25th, 1961
Runtime: 2 hours, 14 minutes
Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
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Citizen Rules
Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) is a two-bit pool hustler who's a real wiz at the game but his self destructive narcissistic streak keeps him from being the champ.
Cobpyth
After he meets Bert Gordon, who tells Eddie he's a born loser, and rejects his offer to work for him, he gets into trouble in another obscure pool bar, after hustling a guy, and he ends up with broken thumbs.
MovieMeditation
Like his character, his portrayal is more show than tell, which makes us notice the rough edges of Fast Eddie and the misfortunes he is responsible for, but I think the film sets up the possibilities for a much deeper and more complicated character study.
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