The Hustler

Production year: 1961

Drama PG   Running time: 2:15

IMDB rating:   8.0     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French, Spanish;  Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;  Audio: Stereo

Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats, who's backed by Bert Gordon, a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Voted one of the year's ten best by "The New York Times" and "Time," and distinguished by 2 Academy Awards - Cinematography, Art Direction-Set Decoration (B&W), The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph.

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Features

Audio commentary
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Audio Commentary by Paul Newman, Film Historian Jeff Young, Film Critic Richard Schickel and Others
Original Documentary "The Hustler: The Inside Story"
Picture-In-Picture Commentary On How To Make The Trick Shots
Paul Newman At Fox
Jackie Gleason: The Big Man
The Real Hustler: Walter Tevis
Life In The Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson And The Search For Greatness
Milestones In History: The Hustler
Swimming With Sharks: The Art Of The Hustle
The Hustler: Inside Story
Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand as seen on Biography on the A&E Network
Trick Shot Analysis by Mike Massey
How To Make The Shot Featuring Five Scenes
The Hustler