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Paul Newman heads a superb cast featuring Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie in this riveting film that received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture of 1961 and brought all four of its stars Oscar nominations. 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 (Gleason), who's backed by Bert Gordon (Scott). The love of a lonely woman (Laurie) could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he bests 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 two Oscars, The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40167636
UPC 024543042136
UPC 14 00024543042136
Format DVD
Release Date 1/5/2016
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Name Newman,Paul
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Name Robert Rossen
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Cast & Crew
George C. Scott - Actor
Jackie Gleason - Actor
Paul Newman - Actor
Piper Laurie - Actor
Walter Tevis - Based on Novel By
Ruth Morley - Costume Designer
Robert Rossen - Director
Eugen Schufftan - Director of Photography
Dede Allen - Editor
Kenyon Hopkins - Musical Score
Robert Rossen - Producer
Harry Horner - Production Designer
Sidney Carroll - Screenplay
Robert Rossen - Screenplay
Oscar (1962) Gene Callahan, Harry Homer, Winner, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-And-White,Eugene Schufftan, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-And-White,Paul Newman, Nominee, Best Actor,Piper Laurie, Nominee, Best Actress,Robert Rossen, Nominee, Best Director,Robert Rossen, Nominee, Best Picture,Jackie Gleason, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,Sidney Carroll, Robert Rosen, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review The original story of Fast Eddie Felsen and his adventures in the seedy world of professional pool. [Paul] Newman plays the naive, talented and self-destructive Felsen perfectly, Laurie is outstanding as his lover, and [Jackie] Gleason epitomizes the pool great Minnesota Fats. Rivetingly atmospheric, and exquisitely photographed.
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Newman is outstanding as disenchanted drifter and pool hustler who challenges legendary Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). Dingy pool-hall atmosphere vividly realized in this incisive film.
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen
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Actor Newman,Paul
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Rivetingly atmospheric, and exquisitely photographed.
Leonard Maltin Newman is outstanding...
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