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Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason give iconic performances in this dark, morally complex tale of redemption. Read critic reviews

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Story Fast Eddie Felsen (Paul Newman) and his adventures in the world of professional pool. Fast Eddie is a young hopeful on his way to challenging Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) for his world title. When he starts getting feelings for a woman he gets into a dilemma.

Cast & Crew

Paul Newman
"Fast" Eddie Felson
Jackie Gleason
Minnesota Fats
Piper Laurie
Sarah Packard
Myron McCormick
Charlie Burns
Murray Hamilton
Oames Findley
Sydney Carroll
Screenwriter
Robert Rossen
Screenwriter
Walter S. Tevis
Writer (Novel)
Kenyon Hopkins
Original Music
Eugen Schüfftan
Cinematographer
Dede Allen
Film Editor
Harry Horner
Production Designer
Albert Brenner
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Critic Reviews for The Hustler

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  • Jun 24, 2019
    A truly amazing story of a pool shark grifter who finds himself along a painful journey. One of the finest directed movies I've ever seen (Robert Rossen) as its carefully crafted in every way.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2016
    Paul Newman is at his best playing "Fast" Eddie Felson; a degenerate gambler who shoots pool to make a living. A sad but entertaining film made even more impressive by the knowledge that Newman and Gleason mainly played the shots themselves.
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2015
    With an exceptional cast - most especially Paul Newman and Piper Laurie in outstanding performances -, this is a profoundly compelling and richly complex character study about an arrogant, self-destructive anti-hero in search of his own "character" and finding it in a most painful way.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2013
    Before bringing down the character in the Color of Money, Newman creates a great pool shark in Fast Eddie Felson. The showdown with Minnesota Fats has a wonderful buildup and gives us good tension for the final battle.
    John B Super Reviewer

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