""Newman is outstanding."" -Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Paul 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
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. "Newman is outstanding." -Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Paul 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. Actors Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Murray Hamilton, Piper Laurie, Myron McCormick & George C. Scott Director Robert Rossen Certificate 15 years and over Year 1961 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo Subtitles Dutch ; English for the hearing impaired ; French ; Italian Duration 2 hours and 9 minutes (approx)
Small-time pool player 'Fast' Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) finds himself on a downhill spiral after he challenges legendary player Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) to a game and loses. However, gambler Bert Gordon (George C. Scott) sees the potential in Eddie and takes him in, teaching him the art of the hustle, and sets him on the road to another thrilling pool hall confrontation with the unbeatable Fats. The film won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography (Eugen Schüfftan) and was nominated for a further six.