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The Hustler


Rated: 8
Run time: 134 min
Director: Robert Rossen
Actors: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch, Clifford A. Pellow, Jake LaMotta, Gordon B. Clarke, Alexander Rose, Carolyn Coates, Carl York, Vincent Gardenia, William Adams, Tom Ahearne, Charles Andre, Don Crabtree, Gloria Curtis, Robert Daget, Don De Leo, Charles Dierkop, William Duell, James Dukas, Brendan Fay, Larry Gaynes, Jack Healy, Hoke Howell, Don Koll, Charles McDaniel, Charles Mosconi, Willie Mosconi, Sid Raymond, Art Smith, Blue Washington
Year: 1961


"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, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. Now broke and without his long-time manager, Felson faces an uphill battle to regain his confidence and his game. It isn't until he hits rock bottom that he agrees to join up with ruthless and cutthroat manager Bert Gordon. Gordon agrees to take him on the road to learn the ropes. But Felson soon realizes that making it to the top could cost him his soul, and perhaps his girlfriend. Will he decide that this is too steep a price to pay in time to save himself? Written by