The Color of Money Movie Review Summary

Actors: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Turturro, Helen Shaver, Forest Whitaker, Bill Cobbs

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It's been 25 years since Fast Eddie Felson (Newman) was at the top of his game as a pool hustler (as depicted in the 1961 film "The Hustler," starring young Paul Newman and based on a Walter Tevis novel). He's a liquor salesman now, and does good business, since he drives a white Caddy. But he notices a wild kid with the magic touch on a pool cue, Vincent (Cruise), who reminds Eddie of himself as a young man, and could be just as successful if he weren't such a "flake" -- given to showing off his talent and scaring off the players he could take for a lot of money. Eddie volunteers to coach Vince in the fine art of pool hustling, using Vincent's older and more pragmatic girlfriend Carmen (Mastrantonio) to keep the kid in line. The road leads to the championships in Atlantic City, but the unlikely trio has a bumpy road getting there. Martin Scorsese directed this 1986 sequel with his usual flair, and it's a solid movie, if not a stand-out for him.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

THE COLOR OF MONEY is a movie directed by Martin Scorsese in 1986. Academy award for Paul Newman in the Best Actor category.

Fast Eddie Felson, now retired for years, feels that Tom Cruise could become an excellent pool player if only he wasn't so wild. He proposes a partnership to Cruise and his girl-friend M.-E. Mastrantonio : he will teach Cruise all he personally knows about pool hustling for a 60% share of all Cruise winnings. The trio hits the road direction Atlantic City.


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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   gambler

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   gambler    -   coach Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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