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Hustler, The (Special Edition) (UK)

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Received an Academy Award® nomination as Best Picture of 1961
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 129 mins
Retail Price: £17.99
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Low-life pool player Fast Eddie Felson (Newman) begins a downhill slide after losing to Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). However, gambler Bert Gordon (George C. Scott) sees the potential in the boy, takes him in, teaches him the art of the hustle, and sets him on the road to another thrilling pool hall confrontation with the unbeatable Fats. Robert Rossen`s acclaimed classic won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and was nominated for a further six. Martin Scorsese`s film `The Color of Money` (1986) is a sequel of sorts, with Newman playing Fast Eddie once again.

Special Features:

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:

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

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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