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The Hustler (1961)

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Director: Robert Rossen
Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

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Pool-hall America: a merciless macho world where success demands absolute ruthlessness and coming second means a personal hell of inadequacy and doubt. Fast Eddy is the young hopeful on the way to challenging past master of the green baize Minnesota Fats for his world title.
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Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason give iconic performances in this dark, morally complex tale of redemption.
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The Hustler (1961) is part of the franchise: Paul Newman’s Hustler Duology
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