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The hustler

Author: Sidney CarrollRobert RossenPaul NewmanPiper LaurieGeorge C ScottAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2007.
Series: Collector's edition (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.), 30.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Collector's editionView all editions and formats
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New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Sports films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Sports
Adaptation
National Film Registry
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Walter S Tevis; Minnesota Fats
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Carroll; Robert Rossen; Paul Newman; Piper Laurie; George C Scott; Jackie Gleason; Myron McCormick; Murray Hamilton; Michael Constantine; Stefan Gierasch; Clifford A Pellow; Jake La Motta; Vincent Gardenia; Walter S Tevis; Rossen Films.; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Language Note: In English, dubbed French, or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 123031346
Notes: Based on the novel by Walter S. Tevis.
Credits: Director of photography, Eugene Shuftan ; film editor, Dede Allen ; music by Kenyon Hopkins ; production designer, Harry Horner ; technical advisor, Willie Mosconi ; costume designer, Ruth Morley.
Cast: Paul Newman (Eddie Felson), Piper Laurie (Sarah Packard), George C. Scott (Bert Gordon), Jackie Gleason (Minnesota Fats), Myron McCormick (Charlie Burns), Murray Hamilton (Findley), Michael Constantine (Big John), Stefan Gierasch (Preacher), Cliff Pellow (Turk), Jake LaMotta (Bartender), Gordon B. Clarke (Cashier), Alexander Rose (Score keeper), Carolyn Coates (Waitress), Carl York (Young hustler), Vincent Gardenia (Bartender).
Event notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1961.
Awards: Winner, 1962 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White--Harry Horner, Gene Callahan; Best Cinematography, Black-and-White--Eugen Schüfftan; 1962 BAFTA Film Awards for Best Film from any Source; Best Foreign Actor--Paul Newman.
Named to the National Film Registry in 1997 by the Library of Congress.
Target Audience: No MPAA rating; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo (English only), Dolby digital mono.; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Contents: Disc 1: Feature film --
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by Paul Newman, Carol Rossen, Dede Allen, Stefan Gierasch, Ulu Grosbard, Richard Schickel, and Jeff Young --
Trick shot analysis [interactive featurette(s)] (14 min.). Disc 2: Special features: Life in the fast lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the search for greatness (12 min.) --
Milestones in cinema history: "The Hustler" (28 min.) --
Swimming with sharks: The art of the hustle (10 min.) --
"The Hustler:" The inside story (25 min.) --
Paul Newman: Hollywood's cool hand (44 min.) --
How to make the shot (3 min.) --
The films of Paul Newman [previews] (17 min.) --
Theatrical trailers (7 min.) --
Still gallery [slide show].
Series Title: Collector's edition (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.), 30.
Other Titles: Hustler (Motion picture : 1961)
Robert Rossen's The hustler
Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents a CinemaScope picture ; Rossen Enterprises, Inc ; screenplay by Sidney Carroll and Robert Rossen ; produced and directed by Robert Rossen.
Local System Bib Number:
002394715

Abstract:

New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend Minnesota Fats, Eddie is soundly beaten because he doesn't know how to control his impulses. He finds comfort with down-and-out Sarah, a lonely part-time student with a drinking problem, and plans a comeback. Eddie makes a deal with Bert Gordon, a big-time gambler, to act as his manager and stake horse. Under Gordon's tutelage, Eddie learns hard lessons fast. In his rematch with Fats, Eddie wins a bittersweet victory, but can he regain his self-respect?
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