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

Series
Tom Cruise '80s Star
Original Title
The Color of Money
Title
The Color of Money
Director
Martin Scorsese
Author
Producer
Barbara De Fina, Irving Axelrad
Writer
Actors
Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro, Bill Cobbs, Robert Agins, Alvin Anastasia, Randall Arney, Elizabeth Bracco, Vito D'Ambrosio, Ron Dean, Lisa Dodson, Donald A. Feeney, Paul Geier, Carey Goldenberg, Joe Guastaferro, Paul Herman, Mark Jarvis, Lawrence Linn, Keith McCready, Jimmy Mataya, Grady Mathews, Carol Messing, Steve Mizerak, Rick Mohr, Lloyd Moss, Michael Nash, Mario Nieves, Miguel Nino, Andy Nolfo, Ernest Perry Jr., Jerry Piller, Iggy Pop, Richard Price, Juan Ramírez, Alex Ross, Peter Saxe, Charles Scorsese, Rodrick Selby, Christina Sigel, Harold L. Simonsen, Fred Squillo, Brian Sunina, Wanda Christine, Forest Whitaker, Jim Widlowski, Bruce A. Young, Zoë, Martin Scorsese
Runtime
1 h 59 min
Release Date
7 October 1986
Genres
Drama
Overview
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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