Tilt is the story of a young girl, who is a pinball machine wizard. Because she does not get on with her parents, Tilt is contemplating running away from home, and skipping school one day she decides to go to Mickey's Bar. Mickey, who is Tilt's good friend, helps her set up a gambler for a pinball game. Because the gambler is unaware of Tilt's pinball wizardry, he is easily hustled out of his money. While watching the confrontation, a young man, who is a potential country and western singer and who has tried to hustle and cheat the pinball champion, is impressed with Tilt's ability, congratulating her after the win. Because Neil Gallagher has to raise money to make a demo tape of his songs, he has an idea of taking Tilt with him and having her hustle would-be gamblers. Neil invites Tilt to watch him sing at a rock concert, and after seeing him sing, she believes that he can become a great singer. Henry Bertolino, Neil's manager, thinks his plan is a bad idea and they have a dispute ... Written by
The tough and tender saga of the pinball princess who was hard to beat -- and easy to love.
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invited the film's crew to her house for dinner and prepared fettuccine. In a 1978 article, she revealed, "It came out like - well, remember the depression, those pictures of people lined up and getting slop from a big pot? That's what my fettuccine was like. For my next party I made chicken." See more
"Game Over" flashes on the screen at the end, in place of "The End." See more
References The Hustler
Composed and Arranged by Bill Wray See more