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    Added on: 6/10/2002 12:41
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    Hustler, The (UK)

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    Received an Academy Award® nomination as Best Picture of 1961
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 129 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Paul Newman heads a superb cast featuring Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie in this riveting film that received an Academy Award® nomination as Best Picture of 1961 and brought all four of its stars Oscar® nominations. Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts back street pool rooms fleecing anyone who`ll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason), who`s backed by Bert Gordon (Scott).
    The love of a lonely woman (Laurie) could turn Eddie`s life around, but he won`t rest until he bests Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Voted one of the year`s ten best by the New York Times and Time, and distinguished by two Academy Awards®, Robert Rossen`s The Hustler remains a dazzling cinematic triumph.

    Special Features:
    Cast and crew commentary
    Featurette `The Hustler: The Inside Story`
    How to make the shot
    5 sequences of trick shot analysis
    Stills gallery
    Theatrical trailer
    Spanish theatrical trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Robert Rossen

    Written By:

    Myron McCormick
    Piper Laurie
    Paul Newman
    George C. Scott
    Jackie Gleason

    Soundtrack By:
    Kenyon Hopkins

    Director of Photography:
    Eugen Schüfftan

    Dede Allen

    Costume Designer:
    Ruth Morley

    Production Designer:
    Harry Horner

    Robert Rossen

    Twentieth Century Fox

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