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The Hustler
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The Hustler 1961

From Amazon: Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen's atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman's Felson is a swaggering pool shark punk who takes on the king of the poolroom, Minnesota Fats (a cool, assured Jackie Gleason in his most understated performance). After losing big and crashing into a void of self-pity, Eddie meets down-and-out Sarah (Piper Laurie in a delicate performance), an alcoholic blue blood who's dropped into Eddie's world of dingy bars and seedy poolrooms. Eddie regains his confidence and attracts the attention of a shifty, calculating promoter, Bert Gordon (George C. Scott at...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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The Hustler Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/28/2007)

This film by Robert Rossen (All the King's Men ) won a couple of minor Oscars along with a dozen other wins out of a couple of dozen award nominations.

It had a star-studded cast including Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke) as Fast Eddie Felson, Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats, Piper Laurie (Carrie), and George C. Scott...

(complete The Hustler review by Movie Addict)

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