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The Hustler [Blu-ray]

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  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • An arrogant and amoral hustler haunts pool rooms to get a crack at bringing down Minnesota Fats. When he starts to have real feelings for a woman, he's faced with a dilemma. See THE COLOR OF MONEY, an excellent sequel made 25 years later, for which Newman won Best Actor. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor, Paul Newman; Best Adapted Screenplay.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) 1961
    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) 1961 Harry Horner Prod. Designer/Director
    Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1961 Eugen Shuftan Cinematographer, THE HUSTLER (1961)

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  • Credits
    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, Rosetta Jacobs, George C. Scott, George Campbell Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch, Jake LaMotta
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Newman bravely reveals the demons lurking beneath his devil-may-care exterior..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Shot with virtuoso pace, the tussles between Eddie and Minnesota Fats are superb..."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful character study of a man at war with himself, wrestling win back his self-respect."
    Uncut

    5 stars out of 5 -- "THE HUSTLER marks the birth of an anti-hero in Newman, and is a dazzling, provocative and seminal piece of American cinema."
    Ultimate DVD

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