The Color of Money

The Hustler isn't what he used to be. But he has the next best thing. A kid who is.

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Podcast Release Date:
May 01, 2020

Tom Cruise ’80s Movie Star Series Episode 5

This ain’t pool. This is for bangers.

Cruise learns to drive stick as his movie career races into the big leagues with The Color of Money – his Oscar winning 1986 collaboration with Paul Newman and Martin Scorsese. Sure the show-off has all the right moves to dominate a pool table. But will he ever listen to original hustler Fast Eddie Felson, and throw enough games to hook the rich saps who call themselves players?  And what will happen when the protegee faces his master in a climactic 9 ball tournament?  Now Playing is ready to break it all down when you bet on Tom Cruise this Spring.

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Movie Details

Tom Cruise '80s Star
Martin Scorsese
1 h 59 min
Release Date
7 October 1986
Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

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