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 ...
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Did You Know?
"Cosmic Venus" was a custom pinball machine created for the movie. It's primary designer was Michael Sehnert with manufacturing assistance from Williams Electronics. Read more about the game at the Internet Pinball Database. Brook Shields later appeared on another pinball machine based on the 1983 movie Sahara
(1983). See more
"Game Over" flashes on the screen at the end, in place of "The End." See more
The original cut of the film ran 111 minutes. When the film opened poorly, director Rudy Durand
re-cut the movie, shaving it down to 100 minutes. Both cuts of the film were subsequently released on television and home video. See more
References The Hustler
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