YMMV / The Color of Money

  • Consolation Award: In the opinion of a number of viewers, Newman's Oscar win for this was a long-awaited career prize for many other worthy performances, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler (where he originally played Fast Eddie), Hud, and The Verdict. The fact that the latter had come out relatively recently and featured what was considered to be one of Newman's best performances probably helped highlight just how overdue many saw him at the time.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The beyond awesome "It's in the Way That You Use It" by the legendary Eric Clapton, which was the one major hit to come out of the official motion picture soundtrack.
  • Ear Worm: Werewolves of London
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Eddie's comments about Vincent (Tom Cruise) being a natural flake are funnier given Cruise's subsequent erratic habits.
    • Similarly, the scene where Vincent is jumping up and down on his hotel bed brings to mind Cruise's couch-jumping bit on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Forest Whitaker as Amos.