The Color of Money

The Color of Money (1986)

The Hustler isn't what he used to be. But he has the next best thing. A kid who is.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1986-10-07
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 597 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

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  • Paul Newman

    as Fast Eddie Felson
  • Tom Cruise

    as Vincent Lauria
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

    as Carmen
  • Helen Shaver

    as Janelle
  • John Turturro

    as Julian
  • Bill Cobbs

    as Orvis
  • Robert Agins

    as Earl at Chalkies
  • Alvin Anastasia

    as Kennedy
  • Randall Arney

    as Child World Customer #1
  • Elizabeth Bracco

    as Diane at Bar
  • Vito D'Ambrosio

    as Lou in Child World
  • Ron Dean

    as Guy in Crowd
  • Lisa Dodson

    as Child World Customer #2
  • Donald A. Feeney

    as Referee #1
  • Paul Geier

    as "Two Brothers/Stranger" Player
  • Carey Goldenberg

    as Congratulating Spectator
  • Joe Guastaferro

    as Chuck the Bartender
  • Paul Herman

    as Player in Casino Bar
  • Mark Jarvis

    as Guy at Janelle's
  • Lawrence Linn

    as Congratulating Spectator
  • Keith McCready

    as Grady Seasons
  • Jimmy Mataya

    as Julian's Friend in Green Room
  • Grady Mathews

    as Dud
  • Carol Messing

    as Casino Bar Band Singer/Julian's Flirt
  • Steve Mizerak

    as Duke
  • Rick Mohr

    as Congratulating Spectator
  • Lloyd Moss

    as Narrator - Resorts International
  • Michael Nash

    as Moselle's Opponent
  • Mario Nieves

    as Third Latin Guy
  • Miguel Nino

    as First Latin Guy
  • Andy Nolfo

    as Referee #2
  • Ernest Perry Jr.

    as Eye Doctor
  • Jerry Piller

    as Tom
  • Iggy Pop

    as Skinny Player on the Road
  • Richard Price

    as Guy Who Calls Dud
  • Juan Ramírez

    as Second Latin Guy
  • Alex Ross

    as Bartender Who Bets
  • Peter Saxe

    as Casino Bar Band Member
  • Charles Scorsese

    as High Roller #1
  • Rodrick Selby

    as Congratulating Spectator
  • Christina Sigel

    as Waitress
  • Harold L. Simonsen

    as Chief Justice Tournament
  • Fred Squillo

    as High Roller #2
  • Brian Sunina

    as Casino Bar Band Member
  • Wanda Christine

    as Casino Clerk
  • Forest Whitaker

    as Amos
  • Jim Widlowski

    as Casino Bar Band Member
  • Bruce A. Young

    as Moselle
  • Zoë

    as Dog Walkby
Directing Martin Scorsese Director
Production Irving Axelrad Producer
Production Barbara De Fina Producer
Camera Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography
Writing Richard Price Screenplay
Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Editor
Writing Walter Tevis Novel
Art Boris Leven Production Design
Sound Skip Lievsay Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Dan Perri Title Designer