The Color of Money (1986)

The Color of Money (1986)
  • Time: 119 min
  • Genre: Drama | Sport
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Eddie “Fast Eddy” Felson, a former pool player forced into retirement by gangsters (as seen in “The Hustler”,) finds himself, self-respect, and finally, redemption when he enters a relationship with young pool player Tom Cruise very similar to his own early career. As they travel together, Fast Eddy realizes how much he had lost, and can see the inevitable finale of their relationship as history begins to repeat itself. In an effort to avert tragedy, Eddy severs their relationship, and returns to his first love, pool. Finally, in a big Atlantic City tournament, Cruise returns the favor, and teaches Eddy the final lesson that allows him to finish his quest of re-discovery.

One comment

  • Excellent film about a veteran pool hustler (Paul Newman) who eyes, mentors and develops a young but extremely talented hot-shot player (Tom Cruise). The chemistry between them is volatile and dynamic, and it earned Newman an Oscar for best actor in 1986. “The Color Of Money”, the sequel to “The Hustler”, has a combination of brilliant camera shots, wonderful acting, great music and a simple plot that is executed brilliantly. A thoroughly enjoyable picture in my opinion! Another great film from director Martin Scorsese, and altough it’s not his best, I recommend this movie to anybody.

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