The Color of Money
DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE
CAST: TOM CRUISE, PAUL NEWMAN
Twenty-five years after The Hustler, Paul Newman returns to the role of peerless pool shark Fast Eddie Felson, dragged out of retirement by a hungry young wannabe played by the pushy and preening Tom Cruise. Working with the late, legendary DP Michael Ballhaus, Scorsese turns the poolhall into a gladiatorial spectacle of dynamic action, an arena for youthful verve and middle-aged rectitude, as exemplified by the two improbably handsome leading men, to fatefully face off.
Screens as a part of In the Year of the Grifter.