The Hustler

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Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match, but he loses in a heartbreaking marathon. Now broke and without his long-time manager, Felson faces an uphill battle to regain his confidence and his game.

  1. Robert Rossen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Walter Tevis


  3. Sidney Carroll


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  1. Paul Newman

    Paul Newman

    Eddie Felson

  2. Jackie Gleason

    Jackie Gleason

    Minnesota Fats

  3. Piper Laurie

    Piper Laurie

    Sarah Packard

  4. George C. Scott

    George C. Scott

    Bert Gordon

  5. Myron McCormick

    Myron McCormick

    Charlie Burns

  6. Murray Hamilton

    Murray Hamilton


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • September 25, 1961
    NR, Theatrical



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