History Film / TheHustler

28th Jan '17 8:22:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheAce: Minnesota Fats.
* TheAlcoholic: Sarah.

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* TheAce: Minnesota Fats.
Fats is unquestioningly recognized by everyone as the best pool player ever.
* TheAlcoholic: Sarah.Sarah drinks almost constantly to dull the pain of being a BrokenBird.



* BadGuysPlayPool: Kinda the point.
* BigBad: Bert Gordon.



* HustlingTheMark: Being a pool shark, Eddie frequently does this.
* InNameOnly: The film is a reasonably close adaptation of the book of that name. They each have a sequel called ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', but the film and the novel have almost nothing in common.
* LargeHam: "You owe me MONEY!"



* TragicDream: Eddie wants to beat Minnesota Fats and be recognized as the best pool player ever. [[spoiler:He eventually succeeds, but derives no pleasure from it.]]



* TragicDream: Eddie wants to beat Minnesota Fats and be recognized as the best pool player ever. [[spoiler:He eventually succeeds, but derives no pleasure from it.]]



* WorldOfCardboardSpeech

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* WorldOfCardboardSpeechWorldOfCardboardSpeech: The film makes it clear from the beginning that although Fast Eddie is a talented pool player, his attitude is holding him back. It's no surprise that he eventually gets his WorldOfCardboardSpeech. Now, how he gets it, on the other hand...
3rd Jan '17 11:42:55 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* MonochromeCasting: Nearly everyone in the movie is Caucasian -- the only exception is a mute black man at Ames' pool hall who sweeps the floor.

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* MonochromeCasting: Nearly everyone in the movie is Caucasian -- the only exception is few exceptions are a mute black man at Ames' pool hall who sweeps the floor.floor, and a black gambler and his family at the races.
3rd Jan '17 11:36:48 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DrowningMySorrows: This is Sarah's favorite pasttime when she first meets Eddie.

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* DrowningMySorrows: This is Sarah's favorite pasttime pastime when she first meets Eddie.


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* GracefulLoser: Minnesota Fats graciously accepts his defeat, if only because Eddie was going off the rails and decided that Bert Gordon was the real enemy. Eddie comes off as a good winner to him at the end, too.


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* TechnicianVsPerformer: Refined, calm Minnesota Fats compared to arrogant, spontaneous Eddie Felson.
7th Sep '16 10:15:32 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Hustler'' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.

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''The Hustler'' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.
Creator/PiperLaurie.
25th Mar '16 12:16:06 AM Lawman592
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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character.[[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.

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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character.[[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, Pacino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.
29th Feb '16 1:57:33 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Hustler''''' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.

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'''''The Hustler''''' ''The Hustler'' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.
8th Feb '16 11:55:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheSocialExpert: This is Bert Gordon's most important skill as a ManipulativeBastard; he can quickly size up someone and identify their innermost weaknesses. He's so good that even after losing a fortune to Eddie Felton in a marathon session of pool, Minnesota Fats cheerfully agrees to keep playing just because Bert identified Eddie as a "loser" -- and then proceeds to win it all back.

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* TheSocialExpert: This is Bert Gordon's most important skill as a ManipulativeBastard; he can quickly size up someone and identify their innermost weaknesses. He's so good that even after losing a fortune to Eddie Felton in a marathon session of pool, Minnesota Fats cheerfully agrees to keep playing just because Bert identified Eddie as a "loser" -- and then proceeds to win it all back.
8th Feb '16 11:53:21 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheCastShowoff: Jackie Gleason was an accomplished pool player in RealLife; all of the shots he made in the film are his own. Paul Newman once challenged Gleason to a real pool game. After Newman broke, Gleason took his turn and sank all fifteen balls without allowing Newman another shot.
8th Feb '16 11:52:44 PM Mdumas43073
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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character. [[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.

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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character. [[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.



* ManipulativeBastard: Bert Gordon, a dangerously subtle version. '''Everything''' he says and does is used to manipulate and control others -- there are no innocuous comments anywhere. Worse, even after the other characters ''know'' not to trust him, he's still able to goad them to his ends and ultimately [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide drive Sarah to commit suicide.]]]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: Bert Gordon, a dangerously subtle version. '''Everything''' ''Everything'' he says and does is used to manipulate and control others -- there are no innocuous comments anywhere. Worse, even after the other characters ''know'' not to trust him, he's still able to goad them to his ends and ultimately [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide drive Sarah to commit suicide.]]]]
8th Feb '16 11:50:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''For the trope about {{Professional Gambler}}s who play others for money, [[{{Hustler}} click here.]]''

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''For For the trope about {{Professional Gambler}}s who play others for money, [[{{Hustler}} click here.]]''
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