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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: Paul Newman , Jackie Gleason , George C. Scott , Piper Laurie , Myron McCormick , Murray Hamilton , Michael Constantine , Stefan Gierasch

Director: Robert Rossen

Genres: Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Key Video

The Hustler (1961)

Release Date: March 8th, 2002|2 hr. 15 min.

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  • April 17, 2010 critique325
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    an all-time classic that fully deserves its reputation and all of the nine oscar nominations it garnered at original release. it's one of paul newman's signature roles and piper laurie gives a courageous, take-no-prisoners performance as a girl who's too sad to live.

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