When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young, promising pool player Vincent in a local bar and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitations Vincent accepts and Eddie takes him and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent's tendency to show off his talent and by doing so warning off the players and losing money, soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie. Written by
Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>
Vincent's deliberate jump shot is illegal, and a serious foul. He would not have won that frame. Eddie would have. See more »
Did you ever hear of a hustle called Two Brothers and a Stranger?
Yeah, uh, that's the guy in the Bible with the many colored coats, right?
[grins widely; Eddie and Carmen look disgusted]
Hey, what's wrong with you guys? It's a joke, okay?
Did I get through to you last night, kiddo? 'Cause if I didn't, I'll run it by you another way. If you'd have kicked ass in any other place but Chalkie's, Atlantic City would be dead for us. The Guys Never Leave The Street. Otherwise, it'd be all around.
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Martin Scorsese directed this sequel to "The Hustler", set 25 years later. Paul Newman returns as 'Fast' Eddie Felson, long retired from pool playing, and now a successful liquor salesman. One day in a bar, he notices Vincent Lauria(played by Tom Cruise) who has undeniable talent as a pool player but is far too overconfident, scaring away potential marks as a result. Vincent reminds Eddie of himself, so agrees to manage him, as long as he accepts his coaching without argument. Vincent also has a loyal girlfriend called Carmen(played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) who reminds Eddie of his doomed romance with Sarah... Events will collide in the big pool tournament at the end. Paul Newman won a long overdue Academy Award for his performance, which is the best thing about this misfired sequel, which is good-looking but oddly unsatisfying, especially the ending. Lacks the stark style and memorable supporting characters of the first.
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