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Film Club : The Hustler (1961)

Starring: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Running Time: 134 minutes

Director: Robert Rossen

Languages: English

Rating: PG

Genre: Drama / Sport

Low-life pool player Fast Eddie Felson begins a downhill slide after losing to Minnesota Fats. However, gambler Bert Gordon sees the potential in the boy, teaches him the art of the hustle, and sets him on the road to a thrilling pool hall confrontation with the unbeatable Fats. Robert Rossen's acclaimed classic won an Oscar for Best Cinematography and was nominated for a further six.