The Hustler (1961) Poster



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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis: Back to Nature Boy (1962) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Osborne mentions Jackie Gleason in reference to pool.
My Life to Live (1962)
Nana stands in front of a poster for this film.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Hustling the Hustler (1962) (TV Episode)
Blackie Sorrell mentions seeing "that movie with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason."
The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970) (Short)
Paul Newman mentions this film
The Projectionist (1971)
The Projectionist imitates Minnesota Fats at the pool hall and mentions Paul Newman.
Cannon: The Salinas Jackpot (1971) (TV Episode)
Tom Skerritt's character says "Ever since I saw that movie, I always wanted to play pool with a fat man"
Ginchô wataridori (1972)
Poster of Paul Newman playing Eddie Felson is seen hanging in the pool hall where Ryu practices.
Hurricane Higgins (1972) (TV Short)
Mentioned by John Morgan.
The Odd Couple: The Hustler (1973) (TV Episode)
Movie title used in title
40 Carats (1973)
Peter twice alludes to the film regarding Trina's pool-shooting prowess, once asking if she was trained by Minnesota Fats and later comparing her with star Paul Newman.
All in the Family: Archie Is Cursed (1973) (TV Episode)
When Edith sees Irene's pool cue case, she notes that Paul Newman had one like that in "The Rustler."
Tilt (1979)
Tilt chalks her hands and says, "I saw this in a movie once. It was called THE HUSTLER."
The Wanderers (1979)
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
direct references about breaking Chip's thumbs
The Outsiders (1983)
Ponyboy goes to see a double feature consisting of The Hustler (1961) and Gidget Goes to Rome (1963) at the cinema. Ponyboy later imitates Paul Newman.
A Country Practice: The Sentimental Bloke: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
Molly asks concerning the set up for the poker game involving Brendan, Simon and Maggie "What is this? The Hustler revisited or something?"
Automan: The Great Pretender (1983) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Fame: The Deal (1984) (TV Episode)
Bruno to Shorofsky: "Did you ever see Paul Newman in The Hustler and what they did to his hands?"
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Shag (1989)
Popcorn (1991)
A photograph of Paul Newman is shown on a movie collage in a theater.
Kalifornia (1993)
"Minnesota Fats"
Sunny Side Up (1994)
The Simpsons: Homer Loves Flanders (1994) (TV Episode)
When playing pool with Flanders, Homer calls himself "Springfield Fats".
Pulp Fiction (1994)
During the taxicab sequence, in the process shot of the streets behind the cab, a marquee is visible advertising 'The Hustler'.
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) (TV Movie)
Rossen directing Mewman in still from "The Hustlr
From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995)
mentioned as a film directed by Rossen
Animaniacs: The Tiger Prince/All the Words in the English Language/The Kid in the Lid/Method to Her Madness (1995) (TV Episode)
Eddie and Fats caricatures play billiards in Slappy's acting class.
Seinfeld: The Doll (1996) (TV Episode)
dialogue quoted
Trainspotting (1996)
Kingpin (1996)
He's what we call a born loser
Brassed Off (1996)
Danny refers to pool-playing Andy as "Fast Eddie", the protagonist of "The Hustler".
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants (1996) (TV Movie)
Ricky briefly discusses 'The Hustler'.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Witch Trash (1997) (TV Episode)
After beating him at pool, Valerie asks Harvey to call her "Westbridge Slim".
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (1997) (TV Movie)
Hidden Hollywood features scores of scenes from past movies, some in passing reference and many clips from various movies.
Frogs for Snakes (1998)
Myrna recites a scene to Eva in front of everyone in the diner.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tom during the pool hall scene
Rounders (1998)
Expecting Mercy (2000)
a character talks about wanting to be like fast eddie
Almost Famous (2000)
Manager telling wife/girlfriend something that the audience can't hear - woman's suicide attempt follows
Clara y Elena (2001)
The film is mentioned by the cuban boyfriend of Carmen Maura
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Midsomer Murders: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) (TV Episode)
After playing pool Troy is referred to as "minnesota Truy."
The Art of 'The Sting' (2005) (Video)
mentioned by Paul Newman
CSI: NY: Corporate Warriors (2005) (TV Episode)
Danny jokes a murder suspect is a cross between Minnesota Fats and Spider-Man
Thank God You're Here: Episode #1.4 (2007) (TV Episode)
Dave Foley claims that Fast Eddie Felson was a previous winner on the show.
Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the Search for Greatness (2007) (Video)
This doc discusses the making of the film
Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler (2007) (Video)
This documentary is the official making of the film
Swimming with Sharks: The Art of the Hustle (2007) (Video)
Disusses real pool sharks in relation to the ones portrayed in the film
Panel Quiz Attack 25: Episode dated 8 July 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced by name.
Hvid nat (2007)
The caracther "Minnesota Fats" is mentioned during a play of poole.
Nip/Tuck: Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) (TV Episode)
Minnesota Fats is mentioned in dialogue
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Face Eater (2008)
In the pool hall scene in Face Eater, there is a poster of Jackie Gleason from the film The Hustler.
NCIS: Hide and Seek (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the suspect's false IDs bears the pseudonym Eddie Felson which DiNozzo identifies as a reference to the character Fast Eddie Felson, played by Paul Newman.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.118 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "The Academy Awards"
How to Make Trick Shots (2010) (Video)
Mike Sigel identifies certain shots as having been used in the film
Born to Ride (2011)
"You and your buddy been hustling us" "This ain't no Paul Newman movie"
Mardi Gras: Spring Break (2011)
hustling mentioned in reference to Paul Newman
EastEnders: Episode dated 3 February 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Fatboy says to Whitney, "You can't be no youth club worker without knowing how to play pool! You know what, Fats is going to have to teach you, alright? It'll be like that film, you know with Paul Newman? What is it called? It's a great film, man! It's called... The Hustler, you ever seen it?"
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.201 (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Role Call" category
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
The Newsroom: Contempt (2014) (TV Episode)
When Maggie is playing pool she says to Jack Spaniel, after badly missing a shot, "Shut it, Fast Eddie". Fast Eddie was the nickname of the character, a professional pool player, portrayed by Paul Newman in "The Hustler".
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Fast Eddie is mentioned.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.13 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe in a question about its sequel asked to the Chaser during the Final Chase.

Featured in 

Portrait of an Actor (1971) (Short)
clip of George C. Scott
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
Censura: Alguns Cortes (1999)
Scene cut from the Portuguese version.
Forever Lulu (2000)
The Essentials: The Hustler (2006) (TV Episode)
This documentary discusses and features The Hustler (1961).
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #6 on the "Sports" list.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Paul Newman.
The Hustler: Jackie Gleason - The Big Man (2011) (Video)
The Film is Discussed
The Hustler: The Real Hustler, Walter Tevis (2011) (Video)
The Film is Discussed
The Dirties (2013)
Opening credits and letter style of the title of this film are used.
The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during "top 40" montage

Spoofed in 

Kingpin (1996)

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