The Hustler (1961)

Movie"They called him Fast Eddie. He was a winner. He was a loser. He was a hustler."
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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.

The Hustler Collection

The Hustler is a 1961 movie directed by Robert Rossen. It tells the story of a young pool hustler, Edward "Fast Eddie" Felson, who challenges the legendary Minnesota Fats. The film was a critical and commercial success and was nominated for multiple Academy Awards. The Color of Money is a 1986 film directed by Martin Scorsese. It continues the story of "Fast Eddie" from the first film, with Newman reprising his role as Fast Eddie. The film begins more than 25 years after the events of the previous film, with Eddie retired from the pool circuit.

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:September 25th, 1961 - Buy Tickets
On DVD & Blu-ray:June 4th, 2002 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$2,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$7,600,000 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Production Companies:Rossen Films, 20th Century Fox