The Hustler

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Director

Robert Rossen

Cast

Paul Newman as Eddie Felson

Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats

Piper Laurie as Sarah Packard

George C. Scott as Bert Gordon

Myron McCormick as Charlie Burns

Murray Hamilton as Findley

Michael Constantine as Big John

Stefan Gierasch as Preacher

Writers

Robert Rossen (screenplay)

Sydney Carroll (screenplay)

Walter S. Tevis (novel)


Summary

A pool shark's travels from one seedy playing room to another, lead him to a potentially life-changing showdown with the legendary Minnesota Fats. Set in the shady world of smoke-filled pool halls, this is a portrait of a damaged character who fears winning as much as losing.
A pool shark's travels from one seedy playing room to another, lead him to a potentially life-changing showdown with the legendary Minnesota Fats. Set in the shady world of smoke-filled pool halls, this is a portrait of a damaged character who fears winning as much as losing.

Genre

Drama, Sport

Released

September 25, 1961

Runtime

2hrs 14min

MPAA

Not Rated

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