The Color of Money (1986) Poster


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The Hustler (1961)


Slap Shot (1977)
The scene where Paul Newman's character bets Tom Cruise's character that he can get a woman who just walked into the restaurant, and that Newman's character supposedly has never met, to leave with him, is almost the same as a scene from Slap Shot where Newman's character in that film makes the same bet with the team's goaltender.
TRON (1982)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Movie Talk' sketch
Moonlighting: The Color of Maddie (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Ha-Kluv (1991) (Short)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in 'The Color of Days of Thunder, the Car Christine, Herbie'"
The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
During faked backstage footage the actor playing Noah says that he also worked on "The Color of Money."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel (as characters enter a billiards hall): "The Color of Danny"
Ultimate Doom (1993) (Video Game)
Tom Cruise character uses a pool cue he calls Doom, inspiring the title for he video game.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Conversation between the Wolf and Monster Joe's daughter about having character vs. being a character
Northern Exposure: Mi Casa, Su Casa (1995) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned.
Trainspotting (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike (during the pool hall scene): "''The Color of Horny''"
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned by Robert while playing pool with William Shatner.
Expecting Mercy (2000)
character refers to Tom Cruise in that film
Dawson's Creek: Stolen Kisses (2000) (TV Episode)
Andie mentions the film
I'm Alan Partridge: The Colour of Alan (2002) (TV Episode)
Episode title "The Colour of Alan" is a spoof of this movie's name (especially considering every episode name is a spoof of a movie name in this show).
Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) (TV Episode)
Shade (2003)
Quote "the cards come funny to all of us". The line in the Color of money is the balls roll funny to all of us"
Fronterz (2004)
poster in pool hall
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
When you play pool, your opponent asks you to "show him the color of your money"
Getting Made: The Making of 'GoodFellas' (2004) (Video)
This title is referenced.
Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.217 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Roles of Tom Cruise" category
Pretty Cool (2006)
Howard's Tom Cruise dream mentions him being "in a poolhall"
2 Strangers and a Foosball (2007) (Video)
The main hustle was "2 brothers and a stranger"
Life on Mars: Coffee, Tea, or Annie (2009) (TV Episode)
While under cover, calling himself Tom Cruise, Sam tells one of the women at the swingers party, "I'm about risky business...with the color of money, and a few good men."
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.96 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.118 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue in the category "The Academy Awards"
Community: Physical Education (2010) (TV Episode)
"Werewolves of London" can be heard as Jeff and Leonard face off in their pool game.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $7,500 question
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Mother's Day (2010)
Mentioned in dialogue by Gina
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.201 (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Role Call" category
The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) (TV Episode)
"Reenacting The Color of Money seems like a lame excuse to kidnap the president."
Ben 10: Omniverse: The Color of Monkey (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Cinema Snob: Hard Knuckle (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is normally where I would play Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London as a reference to Martin Scorsese's The Color of Money."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Colin Farrell/Matt Bomer/Maria Bartiromo (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth while playing an arcade game with his brother in Brooklyn
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.13 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Chaser as the sequel to The Hustler during the Final Chase.


Pac-Man (1980) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Tron (1982) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Stocker (1984) (Video Game)
Game appears in this film
Commander USA's Groovie Movies (1985) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1987) (TV Special)
The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown to illustrate one of Martin Scorsese's points.
Siskel & Ebert: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Tom Cruise movies, including this one.
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1986 (2005) (TV Episode)
Shown in the 1986 episode
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
clips used
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.

Spoofed in 

The Hustler of Money (1987) (TV Short)
This is a fake trailer for "The Color of Money" with Ben Stiller playing Tom Cruise, except that Vince here is a bowler, not a pool player.
Saturday Night Live: Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) (TV Episode)
the short "The Hustler of Money" is a spoof
The Ben Stiller Show: With Bobcat Goldthwait (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as part of the comedy routine in "Tom Cruise: Dress Casual"
Kingpin (1996)

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