The hustler
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New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend Minnesota Fats, Eddie is soundly beaten because he doesn't know how to control his impulses. He finds comfort with down-and-out Sarah, a lonely part-time student with a drinking problem, and plans a comeback. Eddie makes a deal with Bert Gordon, a big-time gambler, to act as his manager and stake horse. Under Gordon's tutelage, Eddie learns hard lessons fast. In his rematch with Fats, Eddie wins a bittersweet victory, but can he regain his self-respect?

Item Details
Billiard players -- Fiction.
Gamblers -- Fiction.
Gambling -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Pool (Game) -- Fiction.
Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Carroll, Sidney, screenwriter.
Constantine, Michael, actor.
Gardenia, Vincent, actor.
Gierasch, Stefan, 1926-2014, actor.
Gleason, Jackie, 1916-1987, actor.
Hamilton, Murray, actor.
LaMotta, Jake, actor.
Laurie, Piper, 1932- actor.
McCormick, Myron, actor.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008, actor.
Pellow, Clifford A., 1928- actor.
Rossen Films, production company.
Rossen, Robert, 1908-1966, film director, screenwriter.
Scott, George C., 1927-1999, actor.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., film distributor.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, production company.
motion picture adaptation of (work): Tevis, Walter S. Hustler.
1 videodisc (135 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches
Dolby Digital monophonic
wide screen
video file
DVD video
region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Other Title:
Hustler (Motion picture : 1961) [DVD].
Number of discs vary.
Based on the novel by Walter S. Tevis.
Title from container.
Director of photography, Eugene Shuftan ; film editor, Dede Allen ; music by Kenyon Hopkins ; production designer, Harry Horner ; technical advisor, Willie Mosconi ; costume designer, Ruth Morley.
Paul Newman (Eddie Felson), Piper Laurie (Sarah Packard), George C. Scott (Bert Gordon), Jackie Gleason (Minnesota Fats), Myron McCormick (Charlie Burns), Murray Hamilton (Findley), Michael Constantine (Big John), Stefan Gierasch (Preacher), Cliff Pellow (Turk), Jake LaMotta (Bartender), Gordon B. Clarke (Cashier), Alexander Rose (Score keeper), Carolyn Coates (Waitress), Carl York (Young hustler), Vincent Gardenia (Bartender).
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1961.
DVD ; wide screen presentation ; Dolby Digital monophonic.
For private home use only.
Audio track in English, French, with optional subtitles in Spanish, captions in English.
Named to the National Film Registry in 1997 by the Library of Congress
Winner, 1962 Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White--Harry Horner, Gene Callahan; Best Cinematography, Black-and-White--Eugen Schüfftan; 1962 BAFTA Film Awards for Best Film from any Source; Best Foreign Actor--Paul Newman
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Publisher or Distributor Number:
Link to PAC
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