The Hustler

The Hustler

Directed by Robert Rossen • 1961 • United States
Starring Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

It’s a winner-take-all world in one of the greatest sports movies ever made. Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman in one of his defining roles) is a small-time pool shark determined to break into the big leagues by challenging the reigning champion, Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). His loss to Fats in a high-stakes marathon game forces Eddie to reckon with his inner demons as he joins up with ruthless manager Bert Gordon (George C. Scott) and attempts to mount a comeback—if he doesn’t lose his soul in the process.

The Hustler
  • The Hustler

    Directed by Robert Rossen • 1961 • United States
    Starring Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

    It’s a winner-take-all world in one of the greatest sports movies ever made. Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman in one of his defining roles) is a small-time pool shark determined to break into the b...