The Color of Money
The Color of Money is a 1986 American sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, and John Turturro in supporting roles. It features an original score by Robbie Robertson.
“Fast” Eddie Felson is a former pool hustler turned successful liquor salesman in Chicago. He still stakes bets for players, including fellow hustler Julian, who is outmatched at nine-ball by the young and charismatic Vincent Lauria. Recognizing Vincent’s skill, and his girlfriend Carmen’s inexperience at luring players to lose money, Eddie tells the couple of their excellent potential for hustling.
|award||Academy Award for Best Actor National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|keywords||atlantic city balabushka beat billiard hall cadillac cadillac fleetwood brougham child world city tour corrective lens game george balabushka hustle hustler lose nine-ball on the road pool pool hall pool halls string werewolves of london win|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|producer||Barbara De Fina|
|productionCompany||Silver Screen Partners Touchstone Pictures|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|recordedAt||Chicago New Jersey|
|theme||gambling sequel sports|