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Paul Newman Paul Newman
Eddie Felson
Jackie Gleason Jackie Gleason
Minnesota Fats
Piper Laurie Piper Laurie
Sarah Packard
George C. Scott George C. Scott
Bert Gordon
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick
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Murray Hamilton Murray Hamilton
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Stefan Gierasch Stefan Gierasch
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Robert Rossen Robert Rossen
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Essential classic film.

10 years ago at Apr 28 4:14
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"I'm the best you ever seen, Fats. I'm the best there is. And even if you beat me, I'm still the best."

The Hustler is another classic film that reminds audiences that lots of the world's greatest movies are filmed in black and white. The film is an atmospheric adaptation of a novel by Walter Tevis.

At first glance the film superficially looked like a simple film abo... read more

Paul Newman's masterpiece!

7 years, 9 months ago at Jul 28 14:31
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'Just a classic about pool' was the first thing that came straight into my head about this film before I saw it. When I watched it, I was half wrong. Yeah, it featured pool but it wasn't about pool. It just happened to be of interest to the characters and part of the story but I still wouldn't really call it a sport film. Anyway, my thoughts on the film went beyond my expectations and I absolutely... read more

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6 years, 6 months ago at Nov 23 21:37
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Afamada película del director de "Lilith", para mi gusto su obra más redonda.

A pesar de ello, no debí verla en mi mejor momento, porque reconociendo su buena factura e interés, no me pareció tan gran cosa. La parte melodramática está muy cogida por los pelos: corta y poco precisa relación del protagonista con su excelente partenaire femenina, la siempre exquisita Piper L... read more
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Paul Newman scores as pool shark "Fast Eddie" Felson, who tours the country hustling games -- even challenging reigning champion Minnesota Fats -- in this brooding drama that explores the synergies between good and evil, love and desperation.
Release date: 1 October 1961
UPC: 024543042136
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